Services

Here at Downey Animal Hospital we offer an extensive amount of services to help your pet live a long an healthy life. Below are explanations of different services that we offer and we encourage you to give us  a call if you have any questions regarding what Downey Animal Hospital has to offer.

Our goal here at Downey Animal Hospital is to provide the best possible diagnostics to prevent and treat diseases and infections. We do everything from in-house blood work, Histology and Culture& Sensitivity. We believe that regular Fecal Analysis for parasites and Urinalysis to test for Kidney health is important. We offer a variety of in house testing done by one of our skilled technicians. Here at Downey, we also work with outside medical labs where we send samples such as blood, tissue and fluids to gain a better understanding of your pet and how to diagnose with the best accuracy available. Our digital X-ray machine can also help diagnose everything from a broken bone, gastrointestinal blockage to possible cancer. We use every available avenue including state of the art equipment to provide the best care possible for your pet. We believe in maintaining the optimal standard of care for your pet to live a long healthy and fulfilling life.

Saying goodbye to your pet is always a hard time. The loyalty and love they shared with your family is something that will never be forgotten. Whether your pet has suddenly passed away, or will be peacefully sent over the rainbow bridge, we are dedicated to make sure your last goodbye is done with respect and dignity. You may be asking yourself “What do I do now?” or “What are my options”. Here at Downey Animal Hospital we are partnered with Gateway, a licensed pet crematorium, to help you answer those questions. We offer communal or individual cremation packages, memorial clay paw prints, and at home burials. We are here to help make the grieving and coping a little bit easier, and we are happy to answer any questions or concerns about end of life care for your pet.

Be confident that your pet will be well taken care of at Downey Animal Hospital.  We have runs with heated floors for your dogs and your kitty will have lots of love and attention from our staff.  You can be confident that any health issues will be addressed immediately and medications (should your pet require them) will be professionally administered.  Overnight, our veterinarians can check on your pet through a video feed and are minutes away if needed.  We love having pets here to keep us company!

We have specialized training in handling diabetic cats for long term boarding

Give yourself peace of mind knowing that should someone find your lost pet,  all of your contact information can be instantly retrieved with a simple microchip reader and one phone call. The person finding your pet can bring them to any humane society or veterinary clinic where your pet can be scanned.  Implantation is very quick and does not require sedation or anaesthesia.

Our surgical facilities include:

  • A fully equipped surgical suite capable to perform most types of soft tissue and orthopedic surgery
  • A fully-trained veterinary and technical nursing staff to ensure the safest, most efficient state-of-the-art procedures for your pet
  • ECG and oxygen saturation monitors
  • Monitored sterilization techniques to verify sterilization is complete
  • Full pre-anesthetic blood testing and intensive after-surgery care

Surgical procedures are often a necessary part of your pet’s general health care plan.  Downey Animal Hospital offers most of the elective surgical procedures  for dogs and cats. We perform all types of general and orthopedic surgery, including:

  • External  eye surgery.
  • Soft tissue/general surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery (for example, ACL repair, fracture repair) performed by on call board certified specialists
  • Spay and neuter
  • Emergency surgery (laceration repair, wound repair, foreign object removal, emergency orthopedic surgery such as fracture repair)

Vaccinations

Keeping your pet up-to-date on their vaccines helps prevent serious contagious illnesses.  We have a variety of vaccines available and will tailor your pet’s vaccine protocol based on the lifestyle they lead.  And don’t forget, the law requires you keep up-to-date with your pet’s rabies vaccine! Rabies is a 100 % fatal disease which people can contract from wildlife or their pets.  Thankfully, due to the push to have animals vaccinated, rabies has become a very rare disease in Canada.

Parasite control

Fleas, mites, ticks, heart worm, intestinal worms:  our pets are regularly exposed to parasites.  Even cats living on the 12th floor of apartment buildings can get fleas!   We have a variety of products for parasite control.  If we have examined your pet in the last year you do not need an appointment to obtain most of our parasite control products.  Just stop in or call us and we can help pick out the best product for you. We recommend heart worm prevention for our dogs from June until the end of November.  Don’t forget to have them tested first for heart worm in April or May!

From head to tail, we are going to cover it! Annual wellness exams are important to prevent, maintain, and improve health quality throughout your pet’s life. We keep up with your pet’s history, and keep track of health concerns or potential risks caused by everyday changes. Potential risks we like to check out are, lifestyle changes, administration of new medication or development of human disease and interactions. We keep up with vaccine protocols, nutrition, parasite control/prevention, gastrointestinal health and much more. Your pet is a part of your family and you want to give it the best care possible. Subtle deterioration in your pet’s health may not be obvious but these annual examinations can help us find underlying issues before they become prevalent. Prevention of serious disease before they become obvious, through wellness blood screening and routine fecal samples, give you the greatest advantage to having a long lasting life with your furry friend.

It is very important to us that our patients receive the proper food for their health needs.  We carry Hill’s (Science Diet), Royal  Canin (Medi-cal), and Purina Veterinary Diets so that we can choose the right one for your pet.  We have diets designed for specific health conditions, which must be prescribed by a veterinarian, and also diets designed to maintain and foster good health throughout all life stages.   We can also order in diets if we do not have your particular pet’s veterinary diet in stock. Visit our Nutrition page to learn more about what we have to offer. Please feel free to call us to see if we have your pet’s diet on our shelves!

Veterinary laser is widely used for a variety of painful conditions and LLT laser offers pain relief and reduced healing times with no negative side effects. Utilizing laser therapy for pain management allows us to offer a non-pharmaceutical and non-invasive treatment option for your pet.  Call us to find out more!