Here at Carter Animal Hospital we offer the highest standard of veterinary care by making a commitment to honesty, integrity, client satisfaction and service.
We focus on preventive veterinary care to promote and improve the overall health of your pet. Our exams include checking temperature, respiration rate, pulse, body weight, eyes, ears, and throat; It also includes doing an oral exam on gums and teeth to check for tartar and infections. The skin is also checked for abnormalities including allergies, tumors and external parasites; the heart and lungs are checked as well.
Our dental procedures include ultrasonic scaling/cleaning of your pet's teeth, as well as probing of the gum line to check for any deep pockets or abscesses; polished and the entire mouth is given a fluoride treatment. Radiographs are also done at this time, to check for tooth root abscesses and decreased bone density. If needed, tooth extractions may be performed - ranging from retained baby teeth, to more complex extractions.
We've partnered with Animal Dental Care who has been providing maintenance teeth cleaning for two decades. Their combined experience and veterinarian-reviewed protocols have brought forth an evolved and effective service provided by their expert Certified Preventative Oral Technicians. We will provide an essential examination prior to your pet’s teeth cleaning. This will ensure that your pet is a proper candidate for the procedure wallows for a safe and comfortable experience. View Schedule
We utilize IDEXX Laboratories for any necessary diagnostics and our In-house lab - Ear Cytology (microscopic examination of ears checking for bacterial and/or yeast infections); Blood Parasite Screen (checks the blood for heartworm infections); Fecal Test (checks feces for intestinal parasites); Feline Leukemia and FIV Tests; Canine Pancreatic Tests; Aspirate and microscopic evaluations of tumors, lumps, or bumps.
Our digital x-rays are faster and provide more detail than traditional radiographs and ultrasound gives us the ability to view the inside of your pet's internal organs in a real-time manner. It is used frequently for pregnancy detection, but also to have a better view of organs that do not show up very well on an x-ray.