We care for dogs, cats, horses, and cows (farm calls) in St. George, Utah.
We believe in an open-hospital concept.
Washington Family Veterinary Clinic operates an open hospital. This means that our team welcomes owners to be with their animals during some medical procedures.
Small Animal Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.