Pondview Veterinary Clinic is not your typical country veterinarian!
About Our Services
At Pondview Veterinary Clinic, we provide a wide array of diagnostic care. We are a full-service veterinary clinic that offers preventative, surgical, and dental care. We are fully equipped to include advanced blood and urine analyzers, digital radiology, ultrasonography, surgical laser, therapy laser, and endoscopy.
Pondview offers numerous services, including OFA testing and PennHIP evaluation, microchipping, and chiropractic care. Pondview also offers a full pharmacy both in the clinic and online to meet your pet’s needs, as well as premium pet foods for your complete nutritional care. From antibiotics to Heartworm and flea medicine, we have got you covered!
Annual Wellness Exams
Annual wellness exams for pets are an important part of any preventative health care program. They allow for early detection of many conditions such as heart disease, dental disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis, spinal issues, and many others; not to mention the best news any guardian can hear from their veterinarian… your pet is both happy and healthy. During your pet’s annual physical exam, your veterinarian will fully examine your pet and discuss vaccinations and ongoing wellness. Just like you do wellness visits with your doctor, it’s important that your pet does the same. During these visits, our team will spend time examining your pet from nose to tail. We will work with you to develop the ideal vaccination schedule and nutrition based on your pet’s individual needs, age, and lifestyle. Schedule an appointment with us today!
Vaccinations are an important part of any preventative health care program. Vaccines contain small quantities of modified or “killed” viruses, bacteria, or other disease-causing organisms. When administered, they stimulate your pet’s immune system to produce disease-fighting cells and proteins – or antibodies- to protect against such diseases. We will make recommendations for vaccine schedules specific to their age, species, and breed during your pet’s wellness exam. We understand that a vaccine program should be tailored to your pet’s individual situation, and we follow the most up-to-date vaccination protocols based on your pet’s lifestyle and exposure.
Parasites are more than just a nuisance; they can cause serious illnesses in both animals and people. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans.
You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets don’t show any signs of illness at all.
Fortunately, we can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Our expert staff can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family. Feel free to stop in any time to discuss a prevention program that we all agree may be best suited for you and your pet.
You brush your teeth every single day, and you know how important it is for your health. How often do you think about your pet’s dental health? Probably not enough. Dental disease can lead to serious health issues with your pet, including heart problems.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 have some sort of periodontal disease, leading to extra care and big bills, more than enough of a reason to start focusing on their dental health today.
We encourage all of our clients to participate in preventative oral hygiene programs such as brushing their pet’s teeth daily, dental chews, and the like. There are times when a patient may require in-patient dental procedures under anesthesia to properly manage more severe cases of periodontal and gum disease; a fractured tooth; a tooth root abscess or possibly an extraction.
Please don’t hesitate to schedule an exam with us today to get your pet’s dental health on the right track!
Soft Tissue Surgery
We perform everything from spays and neuters to bladder stone removal, lump removals, and many other procedures. Every patient is closely monitored using state-of-the-art digital monitors that provide real-time EKG, oxygen levels, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and temperature. All of our patients also receive pre-anesthesia blood screening to help us make your pet’s surgical procedure as safe and successful as possible.
At Pondview Veterinary Clinic, we believe that when it comes to caring for your cherished companion, you should have as many choices as possible. That’s why we’re pleased to offer laser therapy as part of our comprehensive suite of services. The laser uses painless waves of light to treat areas of the body that are experiencing pain or have suffered trauma. This triggers a natural response without the need for medication or other invasive measures. As a result, your loved one can enjoy decreased pain, enhanced mobility, and shorter recovery periods.
Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive form of treatment that stimulates the body’s natural healing and pain control response. It can be used as a standalone therapy or as a complement to other treatment methods. A low-level laser is applied to the area in question using a handheld device, stimulating normal cellular function. This results in faster wound healing and enhanced pain relief. Best of all, because laser therapy requires no medication or surgery, there are no harmful side effects.
We have a complete, state of the art in-house diagnostic IDEXX laboratory (including VetStat, Catalyst, Procyte, and Sedivue) that allows us to run everything from routine blood tests; fecal and urinary analysis; and microscopic cytology to more extensive tests to aid in diagnosing a more urgent illness when your family pet is feeling under the weather. With these machines, we are able to discover potential issues such as infection, decreased organ function, and diabetes. Best of all, the results are returned to us in minutes, allowing us to start treating your pet quickly.
At Pondview Animal Clinic, we offer several diagnostic imaging services, including digital x-ray, ultrasound, and endoscopy.
Radiology allows us to obtain x-rays that can be an important diagnostic tool for a variety of patient conditions, including lameness, coughing, heart disease, foreign body ingestion, constipation, and many other disorders that require more than a physical examination and blood tests to achieve a diagnosis. With this tool, we can take images of what is going on beneath the surface of your pet. Our digital x-ray also allows us to manipulate images, making it easier for us to see small problems such as hairline fractures. We are also able to email our x-rays to board-certified specialists for consultation.
We can perform ultrasounds to quickly peek at your pet’s internal organs, viewing them in real-time. With this tool, we can extract urine, check for blockages of the intestine, or discover bladder stones.
Endoscopy involves the use of either a rigid or flexible fiberoptic instrument to allow visual examination of the internal organs without invasive exploratory surgery. A small camera at the end of the endoscope provides images of the body’s internal structures, allowing the Internist to view disease processes and take biopsies for further diagnostics. It can often be used for foreign body removal as well. This procedure allows for a non-surgical alternative in some cases for pets that minimizes anesthesia time and allows for a shorter recovery and hospital stay.
Finding the right diet for your pet’s nutritional needs can be confusing and stressful. But do not worry; we are here to help. We carry a full line of prescription diets for nearly every nutritional need. We understand that different pets require different diets for optimum health and performance based on their age, lifestyle, and energy needs. Our staff will be happy to help determine which diet is right for your pet. We also support Purina ProPlan VetDirect, where you can order Purina diets online and have them delivered right to your door. Call us today to discuss the nutritional and dietary needs of your pet.
Countless beloved pets are lost or stolen every year, so we encourage that all pets be identifiable by a microchip registered with a national database to increase the number of lost pets reunited with their guardian(s). Microchipping is the placement of a small microchip under the skin of your pet beneath the shoulder blades. This microchip is equipped with a unique number that is registered to your contact information. If your pet is brought to a veterinary hospital or shelter, they will be able to scan the chip and contact you, reuniting you with your lost pet.