Woodland offers various specialized pet medical services for
Since pets age at a much quicker rate than humans, these visits will become increasingly important in early detection of any changes in their health.
Here at Woodland Animal Hospital, we treat every animal with the care we would expect for our own pets. When it comes to pet medical services, we understand the anxiety you can experience as a pet parent. That’s why we are happy to assure you that our equipment, techniques and veterinary medical staff are all top of the line. Whatever the concern, whether it is an internal or external health issue, our veterinary team has the experience necessary to examine, diagnose and provide treatment for the best results possible in your pet.
Not only will your pet receive the most advanced care available, but he or she will also be treated with compassion by a team of veterinarians who truly love animals. With a full-service facility open 24 hours a day for both routine and emergency care, we are always available to the pets and pet parents in and around Henry County. We know your pets are a part of the family. So if you ever require dependable pet medical services, come see us at Woodland Animal Hospital and discover how we can help you!
When most people think of ultrasound technology, they tend to associate it with pregnant women getting a glance of their unborn child on a monitor. But at Woodland Animal Hospital, we use ultrasounds for many purposes, such as finding tumors or harmful fluid within the body. Ultrasound is an essential veterinary technology we use for diagnosis in internal medicine.
So, what exactly is ultrasound technology? Well, ultrasonography is the technique of imaging the internal structure of the body without any radiation. Instead, ultrasounds utilize sound waves for imaging. As crazy as it seems, sound waves are emitted from a small handheld tool, called a transducer. These sound waves bounce off the organs before being sent back into the transducer. Finally, this small tool sends the image created by these sound waves to a screen for viewing. This non-invasive and painless tool is often used alongside x-rays for diagnostic purposes. Being sure to always have the highest level of equipment, our ultrasound technology is completely digital. This enables us to easily send pets’ internal images to radiologists for speedy consultations and prognoses.
DIGITAL RADIOLOGY (X-RAY)
Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging. These x-rays, or radiographs, allow our highly trained veterinarians to see tissues, organs, and bones in order to examine your pet accurately and efficiently.
There are quite a few reasons to turn to digital radiography. For example, abdominal radiographs can be used if a pet has displayed symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss or weight gain. This internal imaging technology may also be useful for blood screenings to investigate an internal organ, such as the liver or kidneys, for possible abnormalities. Similarly, vets often recommend pets who have difficulty breathing to get a chest radiograph. Further, radiographs can also be utilized to analyze bones and joints.
Like our medical ultrasound services, our radiography technology is completely digital, meaning the images are of a much higher quality compared to those of less-recent radiography equipment and take less time to produce images. These images are presented on a monitor in a matter of seconds and can be sent immediately to specialists for a more thorough assessment. The use of digital technology also greatly reduces pets’ exposure to radiation.
PET LASER THERAPY
Woodland Animal Hospital uses a state-of-the-art, class IV therapeutic K-Laser® as an additional aid against both chronic and acute pain. This treatment is non-invasive and will typically reduce healing time and increase comfort. In a process known as photobiostimulation, this low-level laser stimulates the body to heal itself at a more rapid rate than other treatments by improving circulation to the surrounding tissues, resulting in:
- Oxygen Production
- Stimulation of ATP Production
- An Increase in DNA and RNA Synthesis
- Stimulation of Cellular Metabolism and Cell Growth
- Enhanced Collagen Synthesis
- Accelerated Tissue Repair
- Analgesia through the Release of Endorphins and Enkephalins
- Reduced Inflammation
- Improved Healing of Wounds
- Increased Blood Flow at Injury Site
- Improved Bone and Cartilage Health
- Post-Surgical Pain and Inflammation
- Acute and Chronic Ear Infections
- Gum Disease
- Skin Wounds Caused by Abscesses, Hot Spots and Lick Granulomas
- Anal Gland Infections
- Acute and Chronic Neck and Back Pain (IVDD)
- Post-Surgery Pain, Healing and Rehab
- Muscle, Ligament and Tendon Injuries (Sprains/Strains)
- Post Cruciate Ligament Repair
- Arthritis/Degenerative Joint Diseases, Like Hip Dysplasia
- Joint Ankalosis
- Inflammation and Edema
- Neuromuscular Disease
K-Laser treatments normally last three to eight minutes per site, depending on the area being treated and the reason for treatment—no anesthesia is required. Your pet will be very comfortable, as our K-Laser produces only a soothing warmth in the inflamed tissue. The number of treatments needed and the time between treatments depends on the condition being treated. The specifics of these questions can be answered by your veterinarian during your visit.
Most conditions need multiple follow-up treatments for the best long-term results, but many patients see some results after the first treatment. Please contact our front desk at (770) 467-3140 if you are interested in having your pet treated with our K-Laser therapy.
Our dermatology specialists diagnose and treat ailments of the skin. Believe it or not, dermatological issues are one of the most common reasons for veterinary care in pets. Whether skin allergies are provoking your pet or fleas and ticks are making life unbearable, skin problems cause extreme discomfort at the very least. Our furry friends have difficulty communicating this discomfort to us, so it’s important to watch for any changes in their behavior. Excessive scratching could be mean more than just itchy skin. At Woodland Animal Hospital, we are experienced in treating all kinds of skin complications, and we are eager to ease any discomfort your best friend might be in.
Like every aspect of our facility, Woodland Animal Hospital’s diagnostic laboratory is the most advanced available. Our diagnostic offerings include blood work, cytology, urinalysis and fecal analysis with the best equipment the veterinary industry has to offer. With a highly trained staff and exceptional equipment, we are able to quickly diagnose your pet in order to begin treatment as quickly as possible for the best results. Getting lab work done shouldn’t be a long, grueling process for you and your pet. That’s why efficiency and accuracy are our top priorities in determining the health of your pet and the best response.