Our Veterinary Services
Learn more about the services we offer at Washington Family Veterinary Clinic. Our amazing veterinary team strives to provide the best possible service through every stage of your pet’s life!
Pet Emergency and Urgent Care
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty five days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually, an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet’s life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by a car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to “squeeze” you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate of how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Animals can suffer from plaque and tartar build-up just like us. They can also get broken and infected teeth that can abscess and be very painful. We offer complete dental care, including digital oral radiographs to locate diseased teeth which cannot be determined by visual exam only.
Digital Veterinary Radiology
In-House Veterinary Laboratory
We offer in-house diagnostic laboratory testing for our patients and are able to perform in-hospital testing for complete blood counts, chemistry profiles, and urinalyses which allows a more timely diagnosis and treatment for your pet.
Pet Laser Therapy
HOW IT WORKS: The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece to treat the affected area. Your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth. Most treatments take a matter of minutes.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS? Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity, and cost. Laser therapy can be used to enhance other treatment plans recommended by your veterinarian.
Access to CT Machine Use
The scanner can diagnose inner-ear disease, sinus disease, and metastatic lung disease and can perform full-mouth dental radiographs within minutes.
Pet soft tissue surgery
Pet Cruciate and Ligament Repairs
A cranial cruciate ligament or CCL tear is a common knee injury in dogs. Similar to the ACL in humans, when a dog suffers a CCL tear, the injury causes pain and most pets are unable to walk normally. If left untreated, the result is further joint damage, pain, and osteoarthritis.
The most significant advancement in the treatment of CCL tears has been the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy surgery or TPLO. In the majority of canine CCL injuries, TPLO is the ideal treatment with minimal complications and a relatively quick return to comfortable, full activity. Almost all dogs undergoing TPLO can safely and comfortably return home on the day of surgery.
Pet Wellness Plans
Routine wellness visits are a great way to help your pet live a healthy life for as long as possible. These visits can also help the Washington Family Vet Clinic team catch potential health issues earlier and may help you avoid additional costs associated with treatments if the disease goes undetected. We have multiple plans for your pet’s needs.
Limited Orthopedic Surgery Procedures
We offer limited orthopedic surgical procedures that can bring the canine limb back to a normal or near-normal state. If your pet is scheduled to undergo orthopedic surgery, they will require heavy sedation and supplementary oxygen, as the procedure may take several hours for completion.
Spay and Neuter Services
Pet OFA'S and Titers
Early intervention is crucial for the management of hip dysplasia. If your dog is showing any clinical signs of hip dysplasia or is a breed that is at-risk, it is important to have a chat with our staff who may then recommend some testing for diagnosis.
We offer OFA x-rays to identify hip dysplasia in your pet. We will send these radiographs to the OFA to review and determine the next steps and treatment for your pet!
We are excited to now offer a convenient, in clinic, titer check for commonly vaccinated viruses causing severe and life-threatening illness: Parvovirus, Distemper virus and Adenovirus. These diseases are vaccinated for, usually using a combination vaccine, routinely starting at 8 weeks old. Recently, studies have shown that many dogs do not need to be vaccinated for these diseases as often as was previously thought with some dogs maintaining protective antibody titers for more than one year after their initial puppy vaccines or more than 3 years after their last ‘puppy’ booster at one year of age. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are some puppies that are considered ‘non-responders’ that are shown to NOT hold protective antibodies against these serious diseases even after receiving their puppy shots on schedule. For these reasons, the Vacci-Chek Titer Test is valuable – it greatly allows us to individualize each dog’s vaccine protocol, giving only the vaccine for these diseases when blood antibody titers are shown to be non-protective!