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We're pleased to offer the following services at Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital Veterinary Clinic:
Carson Tahoe Veterinary offers care and services for your pets of all ages. We offer immunization plans, examinations, consultations, and diagnostic care. Our hospital is also equipped to provide prescription pharmaceuticals and prescription diets to those patients who require them. We offer a variety of lifelong preventative wellness care including annual immunizations, routine check-ups, medical boarding, annual blood screening, oral care, parasitic prevention, and informative client communication services. Carson Tahoe also offers 24 hour Emergency hospital care, a low-cost immunization clinic, and features an in-house laboratory.
Ultrasound imaging (sonography) uses high-frequency sound waves to view soft tissues such as muscles and internal organs. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show movement of the body's internal organs as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound imaging is used as a diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine allowing evaluation of soft tissues and abdominal organ structure. Ultrasound imaging diagnostics include cystocentesis, biopsies, fine needle aspirates, and in some cases fetal observation. This state of the art technology provides our veterinarians with top quality digital images allowing for analysis and diagnostic consultations.
Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyberbaric oxygen therapy, is the medical use of oxygen at a level higher than that of the atmosphere. The high concentrations of oxygen in the tissues are beneficial in keeping oxygen-starved tissues alive, and have the effect of removing nitrogen from tissue within the body. The HBO treatment is used to treat dogs and cats in pre and post surgery to strengthen their systems prior to surgery and then accelerate healing post surgery. HBO treatment has shown effectiveness in treating tissue hypoxia, edema, pancreatitis, cerebral ischemia, intervertebral disc disease, head trauma, and much more. HBO treatment increases white-blood-cell killing activity, has direct antibacterial effects, and also aids in the reduction of inflammation.
X-ray Radiology - image processor that sends x-rays through the patient and captures an image used in diagnostic review and health management.
Fluoroscopy - is a non-invasive imaging model that uses x-rays to produce a real time moving image. Fluoroscopy allows our veterinarians to capture, monitor, replay, and manipulate video of a specific part of the body while it is in motion.
Endoscopy - is a noninvasive procedure that is used to collect and evaluate tissue samples retrieved from the interior surfaces of internal organs.
The surgical ward here at Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital is fully equipped to perform spays and neuters, oral surgery, orthopedic surgery, a number of soft tissue surgeries, tumor removals, and emergency surgeries. Our ICU and trained veterinary technicians are here to help our patients in both pre and post operative care.
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 7 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Because of the growth in Veterinary Specialists, here at Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital, we cater to small animal needs and can care for the following types of pets: