Our staff at Arlington Veterinary Hospital is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
- Vaginal Cytology
- Emergency and Urgent Care
- Health Screening Tests
- Radiology (X-rays)
- Fleas and Ticks
- Nutritional Counseling
- Endocrinology (Hormones)
- Pet Accessories
- Heartworm Prevention
- Spay and Neuter
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Wellness Exams
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Veterinary Specialist Referrals
- Chemotherapy and Cancer Treatment
- Microchip Pet Identification
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Grief Counseling
Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
Here at Arlington Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer comprehensive anesthetic monitoring for our patients.
Surgery can be very stressful for owners, and we are proud to be able to monitor our patients with the highest quality monitoring devices that are available in veterinary medicine.
When your pet has surgery in our office, you can rest assured that we will take excellent care of them. We make sure that your pet is properly hooked up to our many monitors so that, if anything should happen, we will know right away and be able to help. We have technicians in the surgery suite with our veterinarians so that your pet is always being watched and monitored, from the time the first anesthetic is given until your pet is wide awake.
It is our goal to monitor your pet closely to ensure a successful surgery and recovery.
If you have any questions about our monitoring equipment or would like to schedule a consult before your pet needs to have surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (360) 572-0345.
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Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Arlington Veterinary Hospital in Arlington, WA , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
Fleas and Ticks
Here at Arlington Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer flea and tick prevention to our patients.
Fleas can be horrible. Not only do they infest your pets, but they also live in many dark spaces in your home. They like dark and warm places. They can be found in carpet, bedding, and more. If you get fleas in your home, it is not easy to get rid of them.
Ticks are also a problem in our area. They feed off of the blood of your pets. This is often not enough to make your pets sick. However, many ticks carry terrible diseases such as Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia, and more. Some dogs are allergic to tick bites, which causes a serious problem.
Fortunately for us, we offer a prevention (or preventative choices) for fleas and ticks. These medications need to be given every month for the best results. We also recommend giving them all year round because fleas and ticks can cause problems no matter what time of year it is.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets’ life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets’ health, it’s also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
At Arlington Veterinary Hospital, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
At Arlington Veterinary Hospital in Arlington, WA , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At Arlington Veterinary Hospital in Arlington, WA , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
Emergency and Urgent Care
Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.
We offer all types of assistance with reproduction and breeding, from semen collection to vaginal cytology so you know when the best breeding day will be. We offer artificial insemination (AI) as well as assistance with natural breeding.
We can check for pregnancy with ultrasound and are able to determine the number of puppies fairly accurately on late term radiographs (safe for mom and the pups!) so you know exactly what to expect. We are of course ready to help if you have questions about any part of whelping, and will be close by in case of emergency. We are here to help you succeed.
Hospice and Euthanasia
Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets’ life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.
Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. But every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.
If you have special requests, please let us know and we will be sure to accommodate them. Dealing with the end of a pets’ life is never easy, but we want to do whatever we can to make the process less difficult.
We are highly skilled when it comes to c-sections for breeds such as English Bulldogs, Frenchies and Pugs. These breeds have large heads that can become stuck in the mother’s birth canal.
Over 80% of bulldog litters are delivered by c-section, and because of their body type certain breeds will typically need a c-section to give birth, or whelp.
That’s why we are proud to have expert surgeons who are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to performing c-sections on these breeds. As a pet owner you want the best for your pet, and that is what our surgeons provide.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Arlington Veterinary Hospital, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
Arlington Veterinary Hospital offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Arlington, WA and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
Your pets’ skin is the largest organ of the body. Allergies, parasites, infections, autoimmune diseases and cancers can all affect your pet’s skin.
We offer specific diagnostic tests like allergy testing, fungal testing, cultures and biopsies, along with the most cutting edge treatments to ensure the health of your pets’ skin.
Here at Arlington Veterinary Hospital, we recommend preventing heartworms instead of dealing with the consequences. We believe in a once a month chewable. It is much easier than dealing with the heartache of losing a beloved dog to heartworms! Preventable heartworm medications also help to keep your dog healthy by taking care of intestinal parasites.
Please contact us to get your dog started with heartworm prevention today.
Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Surgery
Here at Arlington Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer orthopedic surgery to our patients. As animal owners, we understand how stressful surgery can be. We are here for you, too! We will talk you through the whole process and what you should expect. We will answer all of your questions. We will also keep you informed while your pets are staying with us. We are only a phone call away if you have any questions after you get your pets home.
Stem Cells Therapy
Stem cells have been proven to help the animals suffering from a variety of conditions like arthritis and tendon or joint issues. This procedure is a regenerative process that allows your pet to better cope with their changing bodies. Stem cells hold immense promise for medical treatment because they can take on the traits of all kinds of cells and then replicate many times over.
The regenerative cells that are collected do several things: they release chemicals that help decrease inflammation; they send out chemicals to the body to bring healing cells into that area; and they have the potential to regenerate damaged tissue.
Here at Arlington Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer veterinary specialist referrals.
As veterinary professionals, we will do everything we can to help your pets. However, there are times when your pets need more than we are able to do. They may need a specialist who is able to perform more complex diagnostic testing and surgeries.
For times like these, we have a list of veterinary specialists that we trust. Often, we work closely with these specialists to give your pets the care they deserve. They are very good at keeping us informed of your pets’ progress. We will help you and the specialist to ensure that your pets have a speedy recovery.
Cancer Treatment & Chemotherapy
At Arlington Veterinary Hospital, we understand that a diagnosis of cancer in your pet can seem overwhelming, but we are here for you every step of the way. Thanks to the many advances of modern medicine, we can treat cancer in ways never before thought possible and, in some cases, eradicate it or comfortably extend your pet’s life.
The most common cancer treatments available to us include:
- Surgery – the first line of defense when cancer is localized and able to be removed entirely
- Chemotherapy – powerful drugs which destroy cancer at the cellular level given orally, intravenously, or directly into a tumor; it is especially useful in treating blood-cell cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, as well as cancers that have metastasized and are thus unable to be surgically removed. This is a procedure for which we refer out.
- Immunotherapy – biological therapy that uses antibodies to stimulate your pet’s immune system to either fight off the cancerous cells
- Cryotherapy – a cold therapy that literally freezes the tumor; used for superficial cancerous tumors in areas such as the skin, eyelids, and oral cavity
- Palliative Care – mostly consists of pain management delivered in consistent low doses for when curative treatment is not an option or when a pet owner opts not to treat the cancer for a number of reasons; it will help keep your pet comfortable and improve their quality of life
Whichever option will be best for your pet ultimately depends on many individual factors, and we know it is not a decision that can be made lightly. We strive to ensure all our clients are well-informed about their pets’ diagnoses and the scope thereof. We are a compassionate practice and will always work with you however we can to provide the best care for your pet.
If you have questions about treatment for your pet’s cancer or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office today at (360) 572-0345.
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It’s scary to hear “your pet has a heart condition.” Especially if you aren’t sure what you’re supposed to do to take care of it. Dr. Brian Maran, a Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist, and his team work closely with you and your primary care vet to get the right answers, give specialized support and provide ongoing care to treat your pet’s heart for years to come.