Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital is a full-service facility that offers advanced medical, surgical and dental care. We believe every pet is entitled to the best that veterinary medicine has to offer. Our hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, ready to make a full diagnosis as quickly as possible. Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care we can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:
From Pediatric to Senior:- Annual wellness exams -- nutritional counseling
- Behavioral consultation for puppies and dogs
- External/internal parasite screening and control
- Longevity enhancement program
- All-natural prevention and treatment options
- Obesity management programs
- Puppy health care program
- Kitten health care program
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:
- In-house laboratory
- ECG, blood pressure monitoring
- Digital Radiographs, including Dental Radiographs, Telemedicine consultations
- Ultrasound, echocardiograms
- Video otoscopy, endoscopy, laparascopy
- Digital tonometry (glaucoma)
- Soft tissue, orthopedic and Radiocautery surgery
- Advanced anesthesia monitoring
- Declaw for cats
- Intensive care and hospitalization
- Innovative spay/neuter procedures
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. Our doctors are specially trained in the latest pain-managment techniques and our hospital follows a strict pain-management protocol.
Radiology Services: Our on-site, modern, digital X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
Ultrasound Services: Our doctors may recommend an ultrasound for your pet to get a better evaluation of what's happening inside. Often, we get questions about why this is better than a radiograph ("x-ray" picture), or how it works.
Ultrasound, as the name suggests, uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image, based on how much the material being examined changes the sound as it passes through. Unlike radiology, which is great for looking at bones and air-filled structures, ultrasound is most useful in looking at "soft tissue", which includes most of the internal organs (liver, kidneys, etc) and tendons and ligaments, as well as differentiating between fluid and solid tissue. Bone and air obscure ultrasound images, so its use is limited in the chest by air in the lungs, and in some part of the body where bone closely overlies other tissues, such as the skull or pelvis.
Ultrasound lets us measure the size of organs, evaluate their structure, and identify isolated or focal lesions that may occur with some infections or cancers. In addition, because ultrasound lets us examine organs in "real time", it can be used to guide some types of tissue biopsy and fluid collection for laboratory evaluation.
One other major use of ultrasound is examining the heart. With echocardiography, we can observe the motion of the chambers and valves of the heart, and determine whether blood is moving normally through the heart. The doctors may recommend this test if they here a heart murmur; in this case, radiographs are often required as well, to evaluate the overall size and shape of the heart, and to determine if there is fluid accumulation in the lungs.
In animals of all species, we can use ultrasound to diagnose pregnancy. Ultrasound can identify structures in the uterus before fetal skeletons can be seen on radiographs, and also carries less potential harm to the fetus, since no radiation is involved.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
- Charting and probing -- tooth by tooth analysis
- Dental radiographs survey
- Ultrasonic scaling, polishing, fluoride treatment
- Periodontal surgery - high speed drill
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent identification: We recommend all pets be microchipped for permanent identification. This service can be done in the office. We would be glad to provide forms for Pennsylvania Permanent Lifetime Dog Licensing with the Microchip
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets, including Hill's Purina Veterinary Diets, Iams Veterinary Diets, Royal Canin Veterinary Diets and Harrisons Bird Diets.
Individualized Flea Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
Behavioral Counseling: Our dog trainer on staff offers a 5 week puppy class, a "tween" and a 5 week basic obedience class, as well as private sessions for more serious behavioral issues. She also certifies for AKC Canine Good Citizen and runs advanced Agility Sessions. The doctors and our trainer can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
Professional Grooming: Our groomer has been on staff for over 13 years, and will make your pet look beautiful!
Bathing: Routine and therapeutic bathing services are available.
Emergency Care: Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies.
Stem Cell Therapies: The doctors are certified to perform Stem-Cell therapy in the treatment of chronic osteoarthritis and joint disease. Please see the page about this wonderful, state-of-the-art service!