Yearly Physical Examinations and Immunizations
We recommend seeing your pet on a yearly basis to do a full physical examination. Our physical examination includes a complete exam of the eyes, ears, nose, teeth and mouth, heart and lung auscultation, abdominal palpation, and rectal temperature. We feel that a full physical examination is important to catch any underlying problems that your pet might have that will affect their health and well being. We see a variety of pets from rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, reptiles, and of course cats and dogs! Bring your puppy or kitten in for its first visit and receive a free bag of goodies! First time visitors also receive a free flea treatment. We use the highest quality vaccines available to protect your pet from disease. We also have a reminder system that will notify you when your pet is due for any vaccinations or treatments.
We offer yearly wellness testing for pets young and old. A fecal examination is recommended on a yearly basis to rule out any intestinal parasites that might be causing weight loss, diarrhea, and overall loss of body condition. We also recommend a once yearly blood test to screen for heartworm disease - a deadly parasite that invades your pet's heart leading to heart failure. This test also screens for tick borne diseases such as Lyme disease and Ehrlichia. Finally we offer inpatient and outpatient wellness screening for older pets. This testing includes basic bloodwork, abdominal ultrasound, chest x-rays, a fecal and urine test. This way we can diagnose any underlying conditions in your senior pet before they start showing clinical signs and can treat them appropriately giving them better quality of life for a longer period of time!
We have a full in house laboratory available to help us diagnose and prescribe appropriately. We have high magnification microscopes, centrifuges, a new in house Idexx blood chemistry analyzer and CBC machine, multiple blood pressure machines and EKG machines.
Our clinic is the only clinic in the area to offer ultrasonography, endoscopy, and video otoscopy. Endoscopy is a non-invasive tool to use to remove foreign bodies from pet’s stomachs and to perform various other procedures and examinations. Our otoscopy unit allows us to visualize and perform surgeries on the ear canal and ear drums. We also have a radiology unit for taking top quality x-rays, and a dental radiology unit to help us perform better dentals.
Surgery and Anesthesia
We perform a variety of surgeries from routine spays and neuters to orthopedic surgeries. Our surgical suite is equipped with the latest machines designed to provide proper monitoring of your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygenation, blood pressure, and carbon dioxide output while under anesthesia –We offer the safest quality anesthetic protocols and modern pain management. We offer Sevoflurane – a gas anesthetic that is mainly excreted by exhalation, maintaining low solubility in the bloodstream. This is often an excellent anesthetic to use on geriatric patients, or patients with underlying medical conditions when a rapid wake up from anesthesia is important.
Our fully operating dental facility includes dental radiography, an ultrasonic dental scaler and polisher, and the latest high-speed dental drills allowing us to not only efficiently clean teeth but also perform complicated dental extractions. We also stock a variety of products used to help maintain your pets’ proper oral health including tooth brushes and toothpaste, dental chews, water additives and mouth rinses.
Companion Laser Therapy
Dunkirk Animal Clinic is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain. Check out more information on our laser therapy webpage!
Boarding and Medical Grooming
Boarding facilities are available with cages and indoor runs. The animals are walked three times daily and fed as requested by the owner. We are able to medicate your animal as needed if your pet is on medications. We provide “medical” grooming services for sick or compromised pets that need special attention or fractious pets that require anesthesia. Please call for more information about our medical grooming service.
We stock a variety of pet products which include prescription diets foods and medications. We stock an extensive drug inventory providing medications that can be dispensed before leaving the clinic. If your pet is difficult to medicate we also provide some compounded medications with flavoring added to make it easier to administer. We have a variety of flea/tick/ and heartworm preventatives to give on monthly basis. Each spring we offer different promotions that allow you to get rebates or free tubes of flea products.