At Bannon Woods Veterinary Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Exams and Consultations
Our staff will get a chance to talk to you and see if you are having any trouble with your pet. We will also go over diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible. Then, one of our veterinarians will do a complete physical examination on your pet. It is always good to have a baseline in case your pet ever becomes ill. We also want to monitor your pet’s weight, ensuring that your pet stays a healthy weight. It is much easier to start a diet when a pet is a pound overweight instead of fifteen! Our veterinarian will also look for any potential problems. Our goal is to catch any problems before they become major ones. The sooner that we are able to catch a problem, the easier it is to treat it and the more likely that your pet will make a full recovery!
We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained. We also realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pet’s surgery. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly, and to eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures.
There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.
Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often times health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
We offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs. Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pet’s medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.
At Bannon Woods we do not just diagnose the issue, we fix it. We look forward to taking exceptional care of your fur baby.
For some of us (including Dr. Robertson), it is nearly impossible to adequately brush our pets teeth twice a day as needed. The good news is that with twice a year teeth cleaning and intermittent brushing we can keep their teeth in great shape and help prevent periodontal disease.
The “Before” picture is an example of what PAINFUL gums and actual “pus” on the teeth look like. This dog is in a great deal of pain! As many of us already know, dogs and cats do not readily show pain. You may notice that your dog no longer chews on their toys and some even soak their own food before eating. Most animals will not show any signs of pain at all.
Our clinic provides teeth cleaning services, digital dental radiology, and oral surgery for our patients. Patients have their teeth cleaned under general anesthesia to be able to provide a pain free dental visit. All patients at our hospital will have pre-anesthetic bloodwork preformed. This bloodwork along with their physical exam is the best way to make sure there are no hidden health problems that could affect your pets ability to undergo the procedure. All patients have an intraveneous catheter placed and will receive warmed IV fluids during the dental cleaning. Patients are monitored by a dedicated anesthetic technician at all times during and after any anesthetic procedure closely and continuously with advanced anesthetic monitoring equipment. The anesthesia technicians sole responsibility is to watch your pet take every breath, ensuring the vital signs are monitored and your pet is comfortable. At our hospital, a second Veterinary technician will preform a thorough dental cleaning and then Dr. Robertson will preform the final examination with dental probing for diagnostics before your pet is awake. Dental radiographs will be taken when necessary and a plan for your pets dental care will be made. We take great pride in providing the highest quality dental care for our patients in a pain free, low stress visit. Dental patients go home the same day of their procedure.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.