You work hard to ensure that your furry family member has the best possible life. That’s why partnering with a veterinary provider who genuinely cares for you both is so important. At the Veterinary Center of East Northport, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of services to address your pet’s specific veterinary needs. From the first checkup to their precious golden years, you can count on us every step of the way! For any questions about any of our veterinary services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, just give us a call.
Regular examinations are the key to keeping your pet healthy. Wellness exams help us develop a picture of your pet’s overall health and are useful for detecting potential medical problems before they become difficult and expensive to treat.
As part of an examination, we check your pet’s heart and lungs, test his or her vision and hearing, examine the teeth and oral cavity, look for unusual lumps or swelling and test the joints and muscles for arthritis and swelling. During the exam, we discuss your pet’s vaccination needs and ask questions about your pet’s behavior, eating habits and other information. At the Veterinary Center of East Northport, we believe that working closely with you is a vital part of your pet’s health care.Read more
Along with regular examinations, vaccinations are an essential component of your pet’s health care plan. Vaccinations prevent a number of contagious diseases–some of which are not only transmissible to pets, but to humans as well. Without vaccinations, many of these diseases can be fatal. Vaccinating your pet is a must!
Your pet is unique and his or her vaccination requirements are similarly unique. All pets are treated individually and evaluated for risk of disease. Vaccinations are then given accordingly.Read more
If your pet is lost, you want him or her returned home as quickly as possible. A microchip is an affordable, effective way to ensure your pet returns home safely.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is implanted underneath your pet’s skin (usually between the shoulder blades) in a procedure similar to a vaccination, and is relatively painless. Each microchip is encoded with identifying information about your pet.
Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips; if your pet is missing, his or her microchip is scanned and the information it contains is used to reunite you and your companion.
The Veterinary Center of East Northport uses the Petlink microchip system. Please ask a staff member for more details about microchipping your pet.Read more
Your pet’s safety and comfort are our highest priorities. Our hospital features an advanced surgical suite and we utilize the latest anesthetic and surgical monitoring equipment during each procedure. Dr. Margaret Ullmann has many years of experience performing a variety of veterinary surgical procedures, including spay and neuter surgeries, tumor and mass removals and many orthopedic surgical procedures.
During surgery, your pet is kept warm using blankets and heating pads and a trained veterinary technician keeps a close watch over your pet. The more comfortable your pet is during surgery, the less stressful the procedure is, for both you and your pet.
Pain management is a vital part of your pet’s intra- and post-operative protocol. Your pet receives pain medication following surgery and we may provide you with additional pain medication to administer at home. Pain management speeds up your pet’s recovery and reduces discomfort.
Dental care is a vital part of your pet’s overall health. Clean teeth and healthy gums do more than just stop bad breath – regular dental cleanings prevent periodontal disease, which can lead to more serious infections. The Veterinary Center of East Northport has invested in the latest dental diagnostic technology, such as digital dental radiology equipment, in order to provide the best dental care for your pet.
The Veterinary Center of East Northport provides thorough anesthetic dental cleanings for your pet. Anesthesia is safely administered based on your pet’s needs and health history and is monitored throughout the procedure. Our experienced technicians use the latest veterinary dental equipment when cleaning your pet’s teeth.
We also stress home dental care: following your pet’s cleaning, our staff sends you home with a complimentary month’s supply of dental chews to help maintain healthy clean teeth. This is an added level of prevention and a great way to bond with your pet.
At the Veterinary Center of East Northport, any pet that comes in for a dental cleaning will have full mouth dental radiographs. Dental radiographs allow us to view the internal anatomy of the teeth, the roots and the bone that surrounds the roots. Obtaining radiographs of your pet’s teeth is so important because the majority of dental problems lie beneath the gum line. Abnormalities commonly seen include tooth root abscesses, fractures, and resorptive lesions. Dental radiography is yet another tool that we use to provide the highest standard of care for your pet.Read more
The Veterinary Center of East Northport has invested in the latest veterinary digital radiology machine that takes high-quality, detailed radiographs (X-rays) of your pet. Digital X-rays produce high-quality, accurate images that result in faster, more accurate and and less-stressful diagnosis of your pet’s condition.
Radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. High-quality, detailed X-rays are useful in identifying the location of fractures, pinpointing the size and location of tumors and growths, detecting signs of heart disease and more.
Digital radiology has many benefits for your pet, you and our staff. Our sophisticated digital x-ray equipment produces highly-detailed images that allow our veterinarians to make a more rapid and accurate diagnosis. Because digital X-ray images can be saved on a computer, they can be transmitted quickly by email to outside specialists if a referral or second opinion were necessary. The images can also be saved to a disc and given to you. Digital X-rays are easier and faster to process than traditional film X-rays, resulting in less time on the X-ray table (and less stress) for your pet. The harsh chemicals once necessary for developing X-rays are not needed for digital X-rays, reducing potential harm to our staff and the environment.Read more
We are proud to offer advanced pain relief therapy using phototherapeutic lasers, a non-invasive, drug-free therapy that is designed to provide pain relief and improved healing time for pets. This painless treatment is free of side effects and can be used to improve a variety of conditions:
- Dermatologic conditions such as: lick granuloma, hot spots, trauma, acute and chronic otitis, anal gland disease, burns and skin infections.
- Post surgical pain management and healing.
- Chronic pain from arthritis, hip or elbow dysplasia and disc disease.
- Muscle fatigue in working dogs.
- Cystitis in cats.
- Oral conditions.
- Post-dental extractions.
- Eosinophilic granuloma complex in cats.
Laser therapy involves passing a laser beam over your pet’s skin, above the area where your pet is experiencing discomfort or inflammation. During therapy, your pet experiences a feeling of warmth and is extremely comfortable and relaxed. Laser therapy causes tissues cells to reproduce and regenerate at a fast rate and reduces the pain associated with injury and inflammation by stimulating natural endorphins in the tissues.Read more
Ultrasound uses high-frequency soundwaves to produce real-time moving images of your pet’s internal organs. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body.
Ultrasound is particularly useful when examining your pet’s abdomen and internal organs and is used frequently for pregnancy examinations.
When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasound images can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, and other internal injuries.
At Veterinary Center of East Northport, ultrasounds are conducted onsite by one of our skilled licensed veterinary technicians. The images are then reviewed by a board-certified veterinary ultrasound specialist.
If you’d like more information about ultrasounds and how this technology might benefit your pet, give us a call at (631) 266-6600.Read more