Care for Sick and Injured Pets
At Spring Harbor Animal Hospital, we focus on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Unfortunately, some pets occasionally experience illnesses or injuries that require a veterinarian's care and attention.
Spring Harbor Animal Hospital offers high-quality diagnostic and medical treatments for sick and injured pets. We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to diagnose and treat your pet. A successful recuperation is our goal and our experienced and caring team of veterinarians is supported by our on-site laboratory as well as advanced diagnostic technology and equipment such as:
- Digital Radiographic Systems (dental and full body digital x-rays): Our new state-of-the-art digital radiographic system (x-rays) allows our veterinary staff to more accurately diagnose orthopedic and soft tissue disorders, dental and oral disease, as well as more efficiently screen for OFA certification. All images are stored as a digital file allowing rapid access for clients and referring veterinarians. The speed of radiographing is greatly enhanced in addition to the quality of the picture.
- MedRx Video Vetscope: We are proud to be the only private veterinary clinic in Madison offering use of the new MedRx Video Vetscope. This new state-of-the-art video technology allows our veterinarians to use a camera to look into your pet's ears, eyes, nose and throat for diagnostic as well as treatment purposes. With our 17-inch televisions, your veterinarian can share this information with you directly in the exam room. This new means of visualization can be useful for diagnosing all types of ear and respiratory diseases from inner ear infections to the rare polyp.
Furthermore, when paired with our EARigator, this scope allows visualization for deep ear cleanings and other treatments which are otherwise impossible without visualization. The MedRx system can also connect to our cervical scope, allowing our veterinarians to perform safe trans-cervical inseminations for our breeding patients.
As always, we are excited to offer this new technology. It not only leads to better medicine for our patients, but also allows our patient's care givers the ability to "see" what our veterinarians "see."
- Ultrasound: In addition to the state-of-the-art surgical laser, the veterinarians here at Spring Harbor Animal Hospital have an ultrasound machine available to provide you and your pets the best and most advanced approach to the diagnosis of medical conditions. The ultrasound machine (sonography) uses sound waves to evaluate internal organs and together with physical exam findings, bloodwork and radiographs provides a non-invasive method to a more complete medical picture of your pet. As in human medicine, we use ultrasound for the early detection of pregnancy. With sonography our doctors can diagnose pregnancy as early as 30 days!
- Glaucoma Testing: Glaucoma results from an increase in pressure inside of the eye. Impaired drainage of fluid from inside of the eye may be secondary to genetic or acquired causes. Clinical signs of this disorder include rubbing at the eye, redness, squinting, decreased appetite and lethargy. Rapid diagnosis and treatment may be necessary to prevent loss of vision. Spring Harbor Animal Hospital is able to accurately and painlessly measure intraocular pressure using applantation tonometry. TonoPen is a computerized tonometer which yields rapid, reliable results.
Emergency Care for Sick and Injured Pets
If your pet is experiencing an illness including, but not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, loss of appetite or lower energy level, our team and facility are here to diagnose and treat your pet. We are also equipped to help your pet recover if it has sustained an injury such as a bite wound, lameness or trauma from an accident (including if your pet is hit by a car).
We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. If your pet has an after-hours emergency or if we determine that your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.