Veterinary Services

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At Washington Family Vet Clinic, we offer a comprehensive list of veterinary services in St. George, UT to help care for your pet!
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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 Dentistry

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

We offer radiology exams for your pets to show how well organs or tissues in the body are functioning. Scans can also be used to detect disease or other health conditions.

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

WHAT IS LASER THERAPY? A surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and speed healing. Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy uses a beam of laser to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photobiomodulation,” which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased speed healing.

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

A CT machine can be used to provide three-dimensional, diagnostic images of animal anatomy with a clear spatial resolution of tissues. The CT scanner enables us to offer convenient and effective care for your pet.

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

At Washington Family Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians perform several surgeries that your cat or dog may need, including routine spay or neuter, mass removals, biopsies, cystotomies, and exploratory surgeries, as scheduling allows. There may be situations when your pet needs more advanced surgical skills. We can refer to several boarded surgeons in our area, ensuring your pet receives the best possible care and a speedy recovery.

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.

Allergy Test

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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.

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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.

Veterinary Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a fast and painless way to visualize your pet internally. We use this technology to check for issues and illnesses relating to the organs in the abdominal and chest regions. An ultrasound needs minimal preparation beforehand, but because pets must be still, sometimes mild restraints and sedatives are necessary.

Pet Tonometry

Tonometry measures intraocular pressure to diagnose glaucoma. Glaucoma is caused by the build-up of fluid within the eye. Abnormally high pressure can damage the optic nerve, leading to vision loss.

Veterinary Cryogenics

Cryotherapy in dogs consists of ice or freezing therapy. The dog is exposed to extreme cold by various methods including but not limited to placing the dog in a cryotherapy chamber for a brief period. Cryotherapy in dogs is used as a treatment for various illnesses and ailments. Most veterinarians focus cryotherapy on smaller areas by applying cold packs, using an extreme cold or ice bath, or freezing a small area on the dog.

Veterinary Acupuncture

Although it is often known for its use on humans, acupuncture has been used on animals for thousands of years. Acupuncture is a technique that includes inserting very fine needles into the skin at specific spots along meridians. It’s most typically used to alleviate pain, but it’s also used to treat metabolic abnormalities, skin illness, and mental health. Myofascial tissue, a thin saran-like coating that surrounds all muscles, muscle fibers, and nerves, is also affected by acupuncture.

Spay and Neuter Services

Spaying or Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. By spaying or neutering your pet, you’re protecting him or her against potentially deadly diseases, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. In addition, spaying or neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters. If you are considering this surgery for your pet, please contact the office for more information about the recommended timing of the surgery, as well as an estimate for the cost of services.

Pet OFA'S and Titers

OFA
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!

Titers
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!

Treat Packages

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