We now offer laser therapy for your pets. Our laser is a class IV Therapy Laser, which is the strongest, most effective laser on the market today. Laser therapy can relieve pain, reduce swelling, increase range of motion and reduce symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. We have experienced great success with reducing post surgical pain, aid in the healing of hotspots and lick granulomas, reduce chronic ear infections, and alleviating some of the chronic pain due to arthritis for your older pets.
Dental health is important to the health of your whole pet. Dental disease can lead to heart disease, organ disease, and bad breath can make your pet an unwelcome member of your family. Regular and professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth! At Big Creek Veterinary Hospital, we use modern and safe ultrasonic cleaning tools to clean each tooth thoroughly, both above and below the gum line. One of our five registered veterinary technicians thoroughly cleans your pet’s teeth and closely monitors your pet’s health while under anesthesia. Our veterinarians rely on advanced techniques and digital dental x-ray to correct your pet’s dental disease.
We hope that your pet never experiences a life and death situation, but we at Big Creek Veterinary Hospital are prepared for all types of emergencies. Our experienced staff is backed up by our resuscitation unit, stocked and equipped to administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, and Cardiovascular. We are ready to treat your pet in his or her moment of need.
If you’re pet has a problem after hours, we always have a vet on call who can answer your questions and help you decide the best way to help your pet. We work closely with area small animal emergency clinics to make sure your pet has access to the best possible care 24 hours a day.
Each member of Big Creek Veterinary Hospital’s staff is a pet owner and a pet lover. We all know that the end of our pet’s lives always come too soon. It is our goal to help your animal, large or small, have as many happy days as possible and we will work with your to keep your pet comfortable at the end of his or her life. When the time comes to say goodbye, we will support you in your decision making process and make your pet’s final moments comfortable and dignified. We offer in-clinic and, in some cases, in-home euthanasia. We also offer cremation and burial services.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…” We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. Our Wellness programs are designed to treat your pet through every life stage. This includes aggressively establishing immunity and preventing parasitism in young animals, balancing disease prevention and conservative vaccination in adult animals, and closely monitoring our geriatric patients to diagnose problems early while effective treatment is possible.
Our veterinarians address all areas of internal medicine, including: cardiology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Endocrinology. We have the most modern diagnostic tools available in our office, and we collaborate with specialists who assist on an as needed basis.
Big Creek Veterinary Hospital stocks a wide range of quality veterinary medications. All of our medications are guaranteed by their manufactures and trusted by our veterinarians. All of our medications are competitively priced and most are available for same day pick up.
We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies. We carefully screen all our patients before surgery. We tailor each animal’s anesthetic protocol to its specific needs and to the surgery it will be experiencing. We work diligently to minimize pain, before, during, and after surgery. Our state of the art monitoring equipment monitors your pet’s heart rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and temperature during surgery. Our five licensed veterinary technicians are vital to patient monitoring and care before during and after surgery as well. Unfortunately, you may never meet our invaluable technicians, but your pets will!!!
At Big Creek Veterinary Hospital, we offer “routine” surgeries including spays (or ovariohystorectomies) for female animals, neuters (or castrations) for male animals, and declawing for young cats. We also offer more advanced surgeries such as ear canal ablasions, cruciate ligament repair, patella tie downs, eye removal (enucleation), bladder surgeries (cystotomy), gastrointestinal surgeries, and “lump” removals.
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort. We understand that recognizing and alleviating pain in our patients is the essence of good patient care. We use pain medications that reduce pain by reducing inflammation and medications that make the brain less aware of the pain. At Big Creek Veterinary Hospital, we strive to make each of our patients comfortable throughout their lives.
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. At Big Creek Veterinary Hospital we use “Home Again” microchips. These chips permanently identify your pet and link your pet to Big Creek and to your home address in a national computer registry. The “Home Again” company offers programs that will send out an “Amber Alert” like message to area veterinary hospitals and shelters if your pet disappears. If your pet has a different brand of microchip “Home Again” can register your pet’s existing microchip and you can access all of the benefits of “Home Again’s” services. Please click on the “Home Again” link on our web site, or ask one of the Big Creek staff to answer any questions.