We understand that your companion animals are a member of the family and we are honoured to be entrusted with their care. Veterinary medicine has the power to improve the lives of our patients and clients, and it is our duty to provide trustworthy, professional care and to serve our patients and clients to the best of our ability.
A wellness examination is a routine medical examination of a patient that is apparently healthy, as opposed to an examination of a patient that is ill. A wellness examination may also be called a ‘check-up’ or a ‘physical examination’. The focus of a wellness visit is the maintenance of optimal health.
Based on your pet’s history and physical examination, your veterinarian will make recommendations for specific preventive medicine treatments such as vaccination, parasite control (including preventive treatments for fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and heartworms), nutrition, skin and coat care, weight management or dental care.
In our wellness exams, we strive to build your understanding of our diagnosis and treatment options through the use of visual aids and take home materials. Where treatment is required, we inform you of your options so that you may make an informed decision about your family member’s care.Back to Top
At Eagle Hill, we have a dedicated surgical suite equipped with modern medical equipment needed to perform our procedures safely and effectively. This includes a patient warming unit used to prevent the onset of hypothermia, vital sign monitoring equipment to ensure patient safety, IV fluid pumps to ensure hydration and a surgical laser for use in soft-tissue surgeries.
Most of our surgical procedures require some postoperative pain management. Generally, our patients will receive pain-relief medications before, during, and after surgery. Many dogs and cats will instinctively hide their pain as a survival mechanism, which, in the past, led well-meaning experts to presume that companion animals don’t feel pain the same way humans do. We now know that our furry friends have a nervous system very similar to humans, and we know better how to recognize and manage their pain.
We offer a range of surgical services from elective to specialized and we will refer you to appropriate specialists as required to best serve the health of our patients.Back to Top
At Eagle Hill, we have a dedicated dental suite to perform our procedures safely and effectively. This includes a dental X-ray machine, an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar, a patient warming unit used to prevent the onset of hypothermia, vital sign monitoring equipment to ensure patient safety and IV fluid pumps to ensure hydration
Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. Over 80% of dogs and 50% of cats over the age of three have active dental disease. Few dogs and cats show obvious signs of dental disease, so it’s up to the family and veterinarian to uncover this hidden and often painful condition.
For proper dental care your pet will be placed under general anesthesia. Once your pet is under general anesthesia, your veterinarian and veterinary assistants will thoroughly examine the mouth, noting abnormalities. After examination, tooth scaling will be performed, using both hand and ultrasonic scalers to remove tartar above and below the gum line. After scaling, the teeth are polished to remove microscopic scratches and decrease the rate of subsequent plaque build-up. When periodontal disease is advanced, it may not be possible to save the badly affected teeth, which may need to be extracted.Back to Top
Eagle Hill is equipped with IDEXX laboratory equipment in order to conduct blood testing at our hospital. We also send samples to reference laboratories for testing.
These tests can be grouped as routine tests and special tests.
Routine testing provides an overview of an animal’s health and is done in both healthy pets and sick pets. The Complete Blood Count, commonly called a “CBC”, is a routine blood test that is used in all stages of health and illness. It gives information about the different cell types in the blood and can indicate the presence of many forms of disease. Biochemistry panels or profiles are a selected groups of biochemistry tests designed to investigate a specific interest or concern. For example, a general health profile has the aim of assessing a variety of organs, while a kidney profile would include a smaller number of tests related specifically to the kidney, and so on.
Special tests are done to investigate or monitor a specific problem. For example, the veterinarian might want to monitor the blood sugar level in a diabetic pet, or to test for drug levels in pet on medication.
Apart from blood testing, we may conduct a number of other tests either at our hospital or at the reference lab including urine testing, fecal testing and testing of tissue samples.Back to Top
To meet your pet’s nutritional needs we carry Hills and Royal Canin foods. We can also special order in other brands such as Purina and Eukanuba upon request. These diets are of excellent quality and provide complete and balanced nutrition for your pet.
If your companion animal has a special nutritional requirement our doctors will provide a dietary recommendation that fits your pet’s specific needs. There are a wide variety of veterinary diets available that support the therapy of various illnesses such as renal disease, liver disease, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, oral health care, urinary tract disease and more.Back to Top