Pioneer Veterinary Clinic offers a wide variety of in-house blood work testing for the convenience and safety of our patients. In-house blood testing prevents delays in diagnosing diseases in ill animals or in emergency situations. In-house lab tests available at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic include: complete blood count, chemistry panel, and blood coagulation testing.
Professional dental cleanings are necessary to maintain good oral and overall health for your pet. We recommend routine oral care every 6 to 12 months to help prevent or decrease local and secondary systemic diseases. Our dental protocol consists of a complete oral exam, cleaning with an ultrasonic scaler above and below gum line, hand scaling, polishing and applying a sealant to the teeth to slow plaque accumulation. We now also have dental x-ray to help us better assess the health of your pet’s teeth under the gum line and whether or not teeth may need to be extracted.
Exotics and Pocket Pets
We have highly trained and knowledgeable doctors and staff here to help with all the medical and husbandry needs for reptiles, birds and pocket pets. Don’t hesitate to call for any medical needs or questions concerning these little guys.
We offer microchipping as a form of permanent identification for your pet. It is a small chip implanted under the skin and it holds your contact information to help reunite you with your lost pet.
We understand that keeping your pet as comfortable as possible is a high priority. We offer many different pain management options for injuries, chronic and acute pain, arthritis, end of life care, and after surgical procedures.
We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field and we are conveniently located one block from a compounding pharmacy.
We also offer an online pharmacy for your convenience. Click on the link to visit. https://pioneervetclinicwa.vetsfirstchoice.com/
Pioneer Veterinary Clinic has a computed radiology system. This system gives us excellent digital image quality and the convenience of sending images to a radiologist as needed and having them interpreted within 1-2 hours. Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate musculoskeletal, cardiovascular(cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. We recently purchased a new ultrasound machine in order to provide basic services that do not require a radiologist, and have the ability to send the ultrasound images to a radiologist for interpretation.
Canine rehabilitation is relatively new to veterinary medicine although physical therapy for humans has been around for decades. The basic human physical therapy principles and techniques can be applied to our veterinary patients. Modalities used in our rehabilitation program include Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, therapeutic LASER, acupuncture and treadmill.
Lasers are a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery. Lasers replace scalpels in many procedures, and are useful for a wide range of conditions, such as cyst, tumor, and wart removal, and can even be used in declawing. Laser procedures result in less pain; less bleeding and less swelling. They reduce risk of infection and result in less post-operative discomfort.
In addition to the surgical laser, Pioneer Veterinary Clinic also offers a therapy laser that can be used to decrease pain and inflammation as well as promote wound healing. The therapy laser has many applications and is convenient to use. Most treatments take between 10-30 minutes and no sedation or anesthesia is required. Some of the common ailments it can be used to treat are: arthritis, acute and chronic pain, back injuries, sprains and strains, inflammation and edema, and wound healing.
Vaccines and Physical Exams
Prevention is key when it comes to maintaining the wellness of your pet. In order to be fully protected against disease we recommend a complete puppy/kitten vaccine series as well as annual boosters. Each vaccine appointment also includes a complete physical exam.