When your loved one needs personalized medical attention from a proven veterinarian, you can feel confident turning to the modern facilities and educated staff at Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital. Our animal clinic is fully equipped to provide care for a wide range of medical conditions and emergencies. Having the ability to perform many diagnostic procedures directly within our animal hospital allows us to present you with immediate answers and begin treatment for your pet accurately and efficiently. Below, you will find detailed descriptions of the major medical services our veterinarians offer at Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital. Please don’t hesitate to call us today to discuss your pet’s medical needs. We look forward to assisting you and delivering outstanding veterinary care to your beloved pet!

Medical Assessment

Every medical appointment begins with a thorough exam to ensure proper diagnosis. Our veterinarians will check your pet’s ears, eyes, skin, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neurological, and skeletal systems in order to look for any abnormalities. Once an exam is complete the doctor can perform blood and/or urine tests to check liver, kidneys, pancreas, and his or her endocrine system, including the adrenal and thyroid glands. Further diagnostic tests may be recommended based on your pet’s condition, such as radiography, endoscopy, ultrasound, or biopsy. If you believe something is not right with your pet or have any specific questions for our veterinarians, please call us to schedule a medical appointment today.

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Hospitalization

Sometimes it is necessary for your pet to be hospitalized to ensure proper treatment
for particular diagnoses. We recognize your pet would feel more relaxed at home with you, so we always strive to make your pet’s stay at our animal hospital as brief as possible. We have different hospitalization wards for different cases, including specific dog and cat wards, and isolation and intensive care units. Every patient is treated equally with compassion as though he or she were our own. One of our technicians will care for your pet frequently throughout the day monitoring behavior and all vital signs. Additionally, our veterinarians will perform progress exams several times a day and call you frequently to keep you up to date on your pet’s condition throughout their stay at our animal hospital.

Osteoarthritis Management

Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis (OA), is ranked as the top cause of chronic pain and inflammation in both dogs and cats. Whether from natural development of a poor joint or a past injury, arthritis is the direct result of a stressed joint over a long period of time. Unfortunately, the majority of OA conditions cannot be reversed, even with surgical intervention. Treatment then focuses on taking preventative measures to slow down the progression of the damage and pain relief. Fortunately, there are many products available to aid in managing arthritis. Such products include oral and injectable medications, special diets, weight management, and nutraceuticals. Our veterinarians and highly-trained staff take a multi-modal approach for each pet to determine what combination of therapies will best manage his or her condition.

It’s this individualized care and attention, delivered directly by our veterinarians, that has led to our outstanding reputation here at Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital.

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Dermatology

Allergies, infections, hormonal disorders, and parasites such as fleas and mites are among the common skin problems in cats and dogs. Dermatological issues can often be difficult to treat and should always be addressed readily. A simple medical exam is usually all that is needed to diagnose most skin problems. Depending on the exam results and your pet’s symptoms, our veterinarians may also run bloodwork, check a urinalysis, or do a skin scraping or skin biopsy to further diagnose the issue with your beloved pet.

Weight Management

Obesity can be a huge factor in your pet’s life, both physically and behaviorally. Typically, obesity is caused when he or she takes in more calories than their body needs or expends. However, medical issues such as hypothyroidism can also contribute to a pet’s obesity. Pets with obesity often pant excessively and will become reluctant to exercise as frequently. More so, overweight, older pets typically suffer sooner in life from arthritis and mobility issues in general. Our animal clinic diagnosis pets with obesity by using an assemblage of weight charts, body scoring and lab work when necessary. Should your pet not be an ideal weight, we will develop a treatment plan specifically to help you manage your pet’s weight. This will often include monitoring caloric intake, prescription diets, as well as a customized exercise plan.

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Cardiology

While it’s typically older pets that experience heart problems, such issues can be found in pets of all ages. Heart disease is a condition that can often become life-threatening, however, with early diagnosis and proper therapy you can lengthen your pet’s life expectancy. In fact, if diagnosed in it’s very early stages, certain forms of heart disease can even be cured. When heart disease progresses, it can lead to the heart no longer being able to pump blood effectively which is called congestive heart failure (CHF). Many heart conditions or problems can be found during a physical exam administered by our veterinary hospital. Further diagnostic tests may be recommended to determine the cause of heart disease or failure, such as radiographs, ultrasounds and electrocardiograms (ECG).

Endocrinology

Your pet’s endocrine system consists of many tissues and glands responsible for releasing hormones throughout their bloodstream. Such hormones maintain a balance in his or her growth and development, reproduction, and metabolism. Sometimes this balance may be disturbed by an autoimmune disease or tumor, for example, and therefore make your pet susceptible to developing an endocrine disorder. The common endocrine disorders found in cats and dogs include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism) and Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism). Detecting these potentially life-threatening disorders is extremely important in both dogs and cats. Our animal hospital remains highly adept at finding such disorders early in a pet’s life, allowing us to manage the symptoms with a proper treatment plan.