Preventative care is vital to help ensure that your pet lives a long and healthy life. Our team of professionals recommend annual or bi-annual physical exams to aid in the early detection of illnesses and/or serious diseases that could be life-threatening. By finding illnesses early, through wellness exams and appropriate testing, we can potentially find treatments to cure or slow disease progression. During your pet’s wellness exam, our group of professionals will discuss measures that you can take at home to keep your pet heathy between exams.
Immunizations (or vaccines) are an important part of preventative care. We follow the vaccine guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in conjunction with state recommendations. With these as our references, we work with you to determine the best vaccine protocol to ensure your pet is protected.
Should your pet require a surgical procedure, we offer a full range of surgeries from routine spays and neuters to more advanced procedures. Our team of professionals are trained to handle even the most serious of surgeries and are dedicated to ensuring your pet is provided with the best care possible before, during, and after surgery.
Dental disease is one of the most common and most preventable problems we see in dogs and cats. It can cause drooling, reluctance to eat, swelling, bad breath, redness of the gums, lethargy, loose teeth and tooth discoloration. The veterinarians at Riverton recommend regular dental exams and cleaning as a preventative measure to help ensure the longevity of your pet.
Laboratory & Radiograph
Our facility houses a state-of-the-art blood chemistry analyzer as well as digital radiography. These provide our team with the diagnostic tools to evaluate internal problems with your pet. These laboratory tests and radiographs are performed in the clinic so results can be evaluated quickly. In addition, results from both can be forwarded to board-certified specialists for review if desired. We also offer ultrasound at Riverton to visualize abdominal and chest organs. We utilize veterinary ultrasound specialists that come to our clinic for your pet’s ultrasound needs.
Senior Pet Care
Once your pet is seven years old, they are considered a Senior Pet. Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are now living longer lives. Senior pets can still develop many of the same health concerns as older people do, such as: arthritis and joint discomfort, heart-disease, kidney/liver disease, diabetes, senility, weakness, or cancer and other age-related health issues.
Once a pet becomes a Senior, we recommend an annual wellness visit to ensure your pet maintains good health. We may also suggest taking some preventative measures such as bloodwork or a dietary change. Every pet is unique, and we strive to help personalize our patient’s care to help them live a long and happy life.