Addition of Ultrasound Imaging and Diagnostic tool

Nederland Veterinary Hospital announces the addition of an Ultrasound Imaging  Machine and Diagnostic tool. In addition to the Ultrasound Machine itself, we welcome Certified Ultrasound Technician, Karen Stephenson to our team.

Veterinary Ultrasound in used in many of the same circumstances that call for the use of ultrasound on humans. It can be a useful diagnostic tool, and it can also be used to monitor ongoing conditions. In some circumstances, it may be necessary to use veterinary ultrasound because animals cannot communicate with humans about their symptoms, and as a result, an ultrasound may be used in lieu of an extensive patient interview. Ultrasound Testing is a type of  nondestructive testing commonly used to find flaws in materials and to measure the thickness of objects. One of the most common reasons for a veterinarian to use ultrasound is as an aid to diagnosis. For example, if a male cat is brought in by an owner who claims that the cat is having difficulty urinating, the veterinarian might use ultrasound to check for an obstruction in the bladder or urethra. Ultrasound is very successful at locating and verifying Bladder Stones in Dogs too. Ultrasound can also be used to examine suspicious masses and other findings which occur during a manual exam. It can also be used in emergency settings to look for serious medical problems such as internal organs damaged in a collision.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

The procedure is painless, and the animal generally does not need to be sedated, although a Veterinary Technician or assistant is usually present to hold and calm the animal so that the Veterinarian, or Ultrasound Technician, can get a good image. Veterinary ultrasound can take between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the reason for the examination and the type of animal. Ultrasound

Ultrasound
Ultrasound

Ultrasound

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Spring Vaccination Clinic Special

During the month of April Nederland Veterinary Hospital is offering yearly vaccinations for your Dogs, Cats and Horses at 30% off clinic prices. There have been debates about whether yearly vaccinations are actually needed anymore in Colorado, Doc Joe believes the answer is YES. Rabies made a come back in Colorado in 2013. There have been at least three confirmed Rabies Cases from Longmont to Breckenridge, with the State Veterinarian quarantining animals exposed. With suspected Rabies involvement, the State Veterinarian can quarantine any animals, that came in contact with the infected animal, for up to six months. When asked, Doc Joe recommends “all animals receive their Rabies Vaccinations on schedule. Even indoor cats could be at risk if an infected bat or animal happened  into the home, and the cat got bitten”. A Veterinarian is the only approved person to give a Rabies Vaccination that will be recognized, and the only way to receive a Vaccine Certificate. The Canine Distemper Series Vaccine and the Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis series are both vaccines that protect against several different diseases, in a combined vaccine, and are given every year. There has also been an outbreak of  The Parvo Virus, in Colorado and surrounding States. Doc Joe believes the vaccinations are very safe, and the cost of protecting your pet from these diseases is a slight fraction of the cost to treat the disease. Be aware, Vaccinations can be purchased elsewhere, and personally given. The Concern is you never know if the vaccines are outdated, label changed or where they are made.

Call the Hospital at 303-258-7355 to make your appointment, be sure to mention the website to receive your 30% discount.

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Coyotes

April is a dangerous time for small dogs and outdoor cats. This month is the breeding and delivery month that is most prominent, October being the next. Dusk and dawn are the most dangerous times of day for your pets to be outside alone, this is prime hunting time for the coyote. Please make sure you are outside with your pet, and that you call your cats in early. If you see a coyote near your animal, or a coyote has your animal, make lots of noise and charge the animal. We have seen small dogs already this year that have been attacked, and the owners able to scare the coyote away.

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Heart Worm Prevention

PREVENTION IS KEY

Canine Heart Worm Disease has been found in all 50 states, and infects dogs, coyotes and fox regardless of the animals state of health. Doc Joe believes all his patients should be on preventative medication, which was not the case two years ago. Resent research shows “60% of the coyote population, in the surrounding Nederland area, is now estimated to be infected”.

Transmission from the infected mosquito, that carries Heart Worm larvae, happens when the mosquito bites the animal. The larvae then grow and  migrate throughout the body though the bloodstream. When the Larvae reaches maturity, females can reach 10-12 inches in length. Heart Worms locate in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels. The worms are fully grown within a year of infestation, and can live 5-7 years.

There are NO SYMPTOMS for the first 6 months after infection with the larvae. Only when adult Heart Worms reach sexual maturity and release larvae into the blood stream can testing detect the presence of the Heart Worm infestation.

Doc Joe recommends HeartGuard protection for your Dog. If the dog has never been on preventive measures, there is a simple blood test to check for the presence of larvae in the blood stream, and available at Nederland Veterinary Hospital. This results of the blood test, are available within 10 minutes, and when the result is negative, starting on Heart Worm preventative medication can begin immediately.

Heart Worm Infection is a very preventative disease! Another bonus of the Heart Worm preventative medication is that is kills  numerous other parasites including Tape, Hook and Round Worms.

Doc Joe is recommending all dogs be on Heart Worm prevention year around now. Colorado is now among the many states that are considered endemic for Heart Worm Disease.  It does not take contact with an infected animal for the heart worm disease to infect your animal. Prevention is key, and treatment is not only expensive, but very hard on the animal.

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March Spay and Neuter Clinic

Nederland Veterinary Hospital is offering a Spay / Neuter clinic during the month of March. In addition to preventing unwanted or unplanned pregnancies , the health of your pet is also a consideration. Intact males run an increased risk of Testicular and Prostrate Cancers, verses their neutered counterparts. Females can run a higher risk of estrogen related tumors than females that have been spayed.

This is also a fantastic time to get your dog Microchipped! We have witnessed many animals reunited with their families because they are on the Microchip registry. Most shelters, police stations, fire departments and Veterinary Hospitals have the ability to scan a lost pet and get them back to their owners in a timely manner.

Call 303-258-7355 to schedule your pets appointment

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Dental Special

Just like their Human companions, pets need regular dental check ups, and routine cleaning. During February Nederland Veterinary Hospital is offing A reduced cost Dental Clinic. Call the office for details and to schedule your pets cleaning soon. 303-258-7355IMG_3206

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New Year Vaccination Clinic:

 

During the month of January Nederland Veterinary Hospital is offering yearly vaccinations for your Dogs, Cats and Horses at 30% off clinic prices. There have been debates about whether yearly vaccinations are actually needed anymore in Colorado, Doc Joe believes the answer is YES. Rabies has made a come back in Colorado in 2013. There have been at least three confirmed Rabies Cases from Longmont to Breckenridge, with the State Veterinarian quarantining animals exposed. With suspected Rabies involvement, the State Veterinarian can quarantine any animals, that came in contact with the infected animal, for up to six months. When asked, Doc Joe recommends “all animals receive their Rabies Vaccinations on schedule. Even indoor cats could be at risk if an infected bat or animal happened  into the home, and the cat got bitten”. A Veterinarian is the only approved person to give a Rabies Vaccination that will be recognized, and the only way to receive a Vaccine Certificate. The Canine Distemper Series Vaccine and the Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis series are both vaccines that protect against several different diseases, in a combined vaccine, and are given every year. There has also been an outbreak of  The Parvo Virus, in Colorado and surrounding States. Doc Joe believes the vaccinations are very safe, and the cost of protecting your pet from these diseases is a slight fraction of the cost to treat the disease. Be aware, Vaccinations can be purchased elsewhere, and personally given. The Concern is you never know if the vaccines are outdated, label changed or where they are made.

Call the Hospital at 303-258-7355 to make your appointment, be sure to mention the website to receive your 30% discount.

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A True Calling

What an amazing Surgeon! Even after 20 years he still amazes me, yes he is my husband, but I actually am honored to be his Surgical Nurse. He has talent that is inexplainable, no one can teach passion, his gift is remarkable! I have worked with many surgeons, his vision is second nature! — with Doc Joe and Nancy Squire-Evans
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Introducing The two newest Assistants

IMG_3217Krystal and AubreyKrystal and Aubrey assist in calming a nervous patient

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December Spay Neuter Special

This time of year families often choose to bring a new pet into their homes to share their love and life with. Nederland Veterinary Hospital is offering a Spay Neuter clinic during the month of December. This is also a fantastic time to get your dog Microchipped! We have witnessed many animals reunited with their families because they are on the Microchip registry. Most shelters, police stations, fire departments and Veterinary Hospitals have the ability to scan a lost pet and get them back to their owners in a timely manner.

Call 303-258-7355 to schedule your pets appointment

 

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