Providing your pets with expert care for over 100 years!
We offer comprehensive veterinary services for dogs and cats.
Your pet is an important part of your family, and when they are ill, you want the best medical care available. Learn more about the professional and compassionate veterinary services offered at Claremont Veterinary Hospital below.
Oral health is vital to your pet’s overall well-being. As your pet ages, they naturally accumulate tartar and bacteria in their mouth. Left unchecked, this will lead to periodontal disease and possibly affect multiple organ systems in the body. We provide professional ultrasonic scaling and polishing to remove tartar, digital radiology to diagnose dental problems, and oral surgery when necessary for more complicated procedures such as extractions, gum flaps, and tumor removal. Sweet-smelling breath is an added bonus.
As a pet owner, you should be examining your pet’s teeth on a regular basis to check for signs of dental disease. The symptoms of dental disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Red, inflamed gums
- Discolorations on the teeth and gums
- Discomfort while eating
- Reluctance to eat
- Sores in the mouth
- Loose, chipped, cracked, or missing teeth
- Very bad breath
If your pet displays any of the above symptoms, this could be a clear sign that your pet needs to have his or her teeth examined and cleaned.
We understand the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. We are experienced in small animal surgery, including both routine procedures such as spays, neuters, and growth removals, as well as more extensive soft tissue surgeries. Our surgical suite is equipped with isoflurane anesthesia, pulse oximetry, EKG, blood pressure monitoring, a water-circulating heating unit, and electrocautery.
Any pet undergoing anesthesia is monitored by an experienced veterinary technician. Our technicians are trained in veterinary anesthesia and remain with the patient during pre-op, surgery, and recovery. They monitor vital signs and anesthetic plan and administer any needed medications. Every surgical patient has a multi-modal pain control protocol tailored to their needs.
Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform tests such as blood chemistries and CBC, urinalysis, pre-anesthetic profiles, and parasite checks. With modern diagnostic testing methods that are available, we are also able to provide rapid screening tests for such disease processes as Giardia, pancreatitis, heartworms, parvovirus, and others. For other tests, we partner with several national laboratories to get your pet’s results in a timely manner.
Radiology & Ultrasound
We have several in-house imaging services available. Our digital radiographs (X-rays) allow our team to diagnose a variety of problems, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, and gastrointestinal disorders. Our digital dental X-ray machine is used for diagnosing oral problems or to better assess certain orthopedic issues for those smaller joints. The availability of an ultrasound machine allows us to monitor illnesses such as abnormal tissue growth (like lumps or masses) and certain forms of cancer that cannot otherwise be identified during a physical examination.
Endoscopic & Bronchoscopy Evaluation
At Claremont Veterinary Hospital, we can perform endoscopic and bronchoscopic procedures on your pet if needed. Endoscopy is the use of a long, flexible tube that has a video camera to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract. With this equipment, we can take biopsies and/or remove foreign objects from the stomach or intestinal tract. Bronchoscopy is the technique that is used to examine the respiratory tract, remove foreign objects, collect samples, and detect tumors.