At Grand Central Veterinary Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet.
If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can
care for your pet, please contact us today.
Exams and ConsultationsAt GCVH our Doctor’s, with the help of skilled Veterinary Nurses, will provide a head to toe thorough physical examination of your pet. Part of a good examination is obtaining a complete history of your pet which includes past vaccinations and any health problems your pet may have experienced, the diet your pet is currently eating, any medications your pet is taking, what type of environment and exercise your pet primarily incurs and any concerns you may have for your pet. Blood work and analysis for internal parasites is an important aspect of any yearly exam. It helps to provide a base line of how your pet’s overall internal health is progressing and allows us to catch any possible issues early so appropriate care can be started. Our goal is to help you keep your pet healthy and happy.
Our Veterinary Nurses have attended in depth classes in pet nutrition and certified in nutritional care by Hill’s Veterinary Nutritionists. If your pet has a health issue that the Doctor determines will require a special diet, our Certified Nutritionists can assist in explaining the diet the Doctor feels is best for your pet’s needs. Your pet’s nutritional needs change depending on the stage of life they are in and any health concerns they may have. Remember, as it holds true with humans, it also applies to animals, “we are what we eat”.
There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets and other animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
The Doctor’s at GCVH provide most types of surgical care. You can expect to have a detailed explanation of the procedure before it occurs. You also will receive an estimate of fees and expectations. Prior to any elective surgery, pre-anesthetic blood work is performed to ensure your pet has no underlying health concerns. The day of the procedure, your pet should not have had anything to eat from midnight on, will have a set drop off time so that our Veterinary Nurse can go over the procedure with you and that all paperwork is explained and signed. After the procedure is completed, you will be contacted about your pet’s status as soon as possible by the Doctor or Veterinary Nurse. A discharge time will then be arranged. We utilized Intravenous fluids during every procedure and a special body warmer is used to keep your pets’ temperature normal. Each patient is monitored with the top in technology Cardell Veterinary ECG, Heart Rate, Respiratory Rate, Blood Pressure and Oxygen Saturation, plus there is always a Nurse available to manually monitor the patient. Procedures that require specialty care will be referred to Board Certified Veterinary Surgeons.
Every year thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back home can be very frightening. Here is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s return home should they ever become lost and turned in to an animal center. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure that is very safe. It is not a GPS controlled device. However, the microchip is registered to Home Again with your pet’s vital information. The chip can be scanned by any veterinarian, veterinary emergency center or animal shelter and the information from the chip will help to have you and your pet reunited!
At GCVH we encourage preventative medicine by yearly to twice a year healthy visit utilizing physical examination, diagnostics, nutritional counseling and good old conversation. You know your pet and you can be vital in letting the Doctor know of any changes or concerns. “Prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
GCVH has some of the state-of-the-art diagnostic tools available for your pet. We utilize some of the highest quality diagnostic tests in the clinic such as Heartworm antigen tests, Feline Leukemia and FIV tests, feline and canine pancreatitis tests plus other basic blood analysis and intestinal worm diagnostics. Our Doctors are trained in some aspects of microscopic cytology. Laboratory diagnostics not performed in house are sent to a very reputable Veterinary Laboratory, Antech Labs. GCVH is proud to have available Digital x-rays which give a faster and clearer radiographic picture of your pet. These x-rays can also be sent to Board Certified Veterinary Radiologists who will give interpretations of what the x-ray reveals. Recently we have added Ultrasound as a method of looking inside the pet’s body in a non-invasive manner in order to provide much needed information to help with diagnosis. We also have a unique and excitingly new diagnostic tool called “Digatherm.” Our Digatherm uses a medical grade thermal imaging system to provide advanced infrared technology. It can pinpoint changes in radiant energy in the body and thus allow the Doctor to know where a problem may be located and to also follow the progression of changes in such a problem. You see, areas of inflammation give off more radiant energy than healthy tissue. Using this non-invasive tool can help isolate potential problems and help determine where to concentrate further diagnostics and treatment. Visit the following links below for more information on Digital thermography and Digatherm.
We offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs. Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a convenient way to get your pet’s medication in a timely manner. Plus, it ensures that any questions you may have about how to give the medication or any concerns can be answered immediately by your pet’s Doctor. We also provide an Online Pharmacy for any refills you may want to have delivered directly to your home. Just simply click here ONLINE PHARMACY or Online Pharmacy tab of our menu and place your request.
Hospitalization/Extended Cat Care
We can provide overnight hospitalization for those patients that need such supportive care. If a pet is in critical condition and needs hourly monitoring, then we will advise transferring to one of the several Animal Emergency Facilities in our area.
A very special Cozy Cat Room has been designed, far away from any dogs, to give your cat an engaging and relaxed place to stay for any extended care needs. We cater to cats with special medical requirements and any cat that needs a place to stay. Laminate Cat Condo’s are available with an entertaining view of the outside for your cat’s enjoyment. One on one attention is provided to all kitties.
Call GCVH for more information about our Cozy Cat Room.