At the Greenwood Veterinary Clinic we strive to provide premium patient care, client service and education, to strengthen and enrich the bond between owners and their pets. Our goal is to always be the patient's advocate and to care for your pets as if they were our own. Below is a list of just a few of the medical services we offer. Please call if you have any questions.
Annual Wellness Exam
Just like people, we recommend yearly checkups for your furry family members. Our Annual Wellness Exam constitutes an all over health check from our veterinarian where we look at ears, eyes, teeth, and coat. We'll also listen to heart and breathing sounds, check joint mobility, and do a fecal test for intestinal parasites. Your pet's Annual Wellness Exam is also a good time to discuss any other health concerns or questions you might have. For middle age to elderly pets, we also recommend regular blood chemistries to screen for any abnormalities that may not be detected on a physical exam and to establish normal baseline values for your pet.
Our preventative Care Services begin with an Annual Wellness Exam to assess your pet's overall health. After a comprehensive exam, our veterinarian can provide you with recommendations for your pet's nutrition, dental care, vaccinations and heartworm/flea/tick prevention, as well as recommendations for any specific blood tests or lab work needed to determine your pet's risk of diseases or other health problems.
Here at GVC we place a big emphasis on your pet's nutritional needs. Regular nutritional assessments are a major part of preventive care for pets. Good nutrition improves pet's life expectancy and overall quality of life. We offer standard foods for cats and small and large breed dogs in every life stage. We can also recommend specialized diets for a variety of health issues including allergies, heart health, diabetes, weight, mobility, kidney, digestive, urinary and skin and coat health. Just like picking a good book, you shouldn't choose your pet's food based on a pretty picture or packaging, celebrity endorsement, or the advice of a cashier at a big box store. All dietary considerations should be discussed with your veterinarian or clinic staff who are familiar with your pet's health needs and are educated on current trends in the pet food industry.
Greenwood Veterinary Clinic has the capability to do an in-house comprehensive blood screening in as little as 25 minutes. This screening can include a CBC (Complete Blood Count), a complete chemistry screening, and electrolyte, lipase, and glucose levels. We also have access to outside laboratories for more specialized testing.
A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchips currently available for use in pets only contain identification numbers and are not GPS devices to track your pet if it gets lost. Microchipping is a simple, in office procedure that is as quick and easy as a standard vaccination. We offer Save This Life microchips for a onetime fee of $40 that includes a lifetime registration.
Ultrasound is an extremely valuable diagnostic tool for a variety of medication conditions. It is one of the best ways to find a growth or tumor in the abdomen, even during early stages. We find early detection and treatment often leads to a better outcome. Ultrasounds can also be used to help determine whether surgery is an option and what the future prognosis may be. In addition to looking for growths, ultrasound can detect abnormalities in the kidneys, to help detect signs of early kidney disease. Pancreatitis is often best diagnosed with ultrasound as well. Ultrasound also allows us to look at digestive organs such as the liver, stomach, small intestines and colon and can be used for earlier detection in pregnancy than x-ray.
We proudly offer our clients state of the art digital x-rays. This gives us access to immediate imaging, in addition to providing better-quality images. Because this images are digital we are able to share the images with you in teh exam room when discussing the care of your pet as well as e-mail them for referrals and specialty evaluations.
We offer same day standard and international health certificates in a brief office visit. A health certificate, is an official document issued by a federal, state, or accredited veterinarian certifying that the animals identified on the document have been inspected and were found to satisfy the regulations pertaining to their intended movement - within the same state, between states, or internationally.
As the name suggests, general surgery cases include almost all of the parts of the body. As board certified veterinarians, our surgical team has undergone extensive training to prepare them to handle a broad spectrum of cases. These cases involve diseases and conditions related to areas such as the abdominal cavity, lungs, skin, cardiovascular system, spleen, liver, and reproductive tract. Our team is also equipped to handle trauma cases such as lacerations, burns, and blunt force injuries. We also offer limited orthopedic surgeries to correct diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and other skeletal structures.
Many people think that "bad breath" is a norm for dogs and cats. It can actually be a sign of dental problems. Did you know that by 3 years of age 85% of all dogs and cats have periodontal disease? We offer complete ultrasonic dental cleaning and extractions. Depending on the level of tartar build up and decay, we may also recommend oral or injectible antibiotics and/or pain medication.
Our office is a great resource and preliminary step to referral services for orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology or internal medicine.