We strive to resist the "one size fits all" approach. With the interactive cooperation of the owner, we individually design a vaccine protocol for our patients. We carefully take into consideration the current scientific database, epidemiological situation, and the lifestyle of each pet before vaccinating.
We are pleased to announce the incorporation of Merial's RECOMBITEK and PUREVAX vaccinations into our protocol. The cutting edge canine RECOMBITEK vaccinations are proven to reduce the risk of reactions while maintaining an extremely high efficacy rate. They close the window of vulnerability to some highly contagious and life threatening diseases. This group also includes the RECOMBITEK Corona MLV, which is the only modified-live, canine-origin coronavirus available today!
Our feline patients have the opportunity to receive the PUREVAX Recombinant Transdermal Feline Leukemia vaccine. This vaccine is administered without the use of a needle! It is made without the use of adjuvants, the chemical additives that have been associated with the risk of potential injection site reactions.
Call us today to find out more about these new and exciting vaccines!
Many health problems of dogs and cats start in the mouth. Plaque, tartar, periodontal disease, and infected teeth serve as a source of inflammation and infection for the rest of the body. Dental disease is also a source of serious pain. There are many ways that dog and cat owners can help their veterinarian provide a healthy mouth for their pet. Our dental services at Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions, periodontal treatments and minor oral surgery.
Dental disease can occur in pets of all ages, but if your pet is 3 years or older, he/she likely has tartar and plaque build-up on the teeth and probably needs a dental cleaning. Older pets that lack preventive dental care and cleanings will have advanced tartar build-up and some degree of gum disease. The problem begins when plaque and tartar is allowed to build up on your pet's teeth. Plaque harbors the bacteria which can infect gum tissue and the root system of the teeth. This causes pain and can result in healthy teeth having to be extracted because the root structure has been compromised.
Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's health at any age. Dental cleanings must be performed under general anesthesia in order to properly and safely examine and clean the teeth. At the Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic, we start the dental procedure with a full mouth digital x-ray to evaluate for root abscesses, resorptions and periodontal bone loss. We use modern and safe ultrasonic equipment and high speed drill; each tooth is thoroughly cleaned above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish the teeth to create a smooth, lustrous surface more resistant to plaque buildup.
We use SANOS periodontal treatment for gingival pocket sealing that helps to keep the gumline free of plaque up to six months.
After the teeth are cleaned and polished, your veterinarian will perform a thorough oral exam and check each tooth for any signs of dental disease (gum loss, root exposure, pockets around the root). Extensive dental disease requires the tooth to be removed (extracted). Many teeth require oral surgery to safely remove each individual root. We, Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic, have extensive training and experience to perform these procedures properly. Oral nerve blocks are performed and additional injectable pain medications are administered if teeth are extracted. Your pet will also be sent home with oral pain medication. Pets recover quickly following these procedures, and once the gums have completely healed, they resume eating their regular dry kibble even when multiple teeth have been extracted.
It is important for you to know that not all veterinary hospitals approach anesthesia and surgery in the same way.
Advancements in veterinary medicine have allowed surgical procedures to be much safer than ever before. You can be confident that your pet will be provided the highest quality of care with the most compassionate approach. This includes the latest pain management protocols, advanced monitoring equipment, a highly trained technical staff, safe anesthesia, and even thermal warming discs to maintain body temperature.
When your pet is admitted for surgery, several steps are taken before the actual surgery. First, your pet's attending doctor will perform an examination to determine if there are any current issues that would prevent us from proceeding with surgery. If all is well, a technician will administer a pre-anesthetic sedative to reduce pain, calm your pet, and reduce the amount of gas anesthesia needed. Later, after an intravenous catheter has been inserted, a short acting drug is given to allow your pet to fall asleep. At that point, a breathing (tracheal) tube will be placed and a gas anesthesia/oxygen mix will be administered directly into the lungs. We use the same anesthesia as human hospitals. Monitors will be attached to your pet showing heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. Based on our careful monitoring, anesthesia can be adjusted accordingly, and any physiological changes can be detected before serious problems occur. Intravenous fluids will be given both during and after the procedure to maintain blood pressure. The intravenous catheter also allows rapid administration of emergency medications if needed.
Your pet is constantly monitored by an attending technician during the procedure and when the surgery is complete, the anesthesia is turned off and oxygen is administered. Your pet continues to be monitored by our trained staff during the recovery period, and is given additional injectable pain management later in the day.
Your pet is constantly monitored by an attending technician during the procedure and when the surgery is complete, the anesthesia is turned off and oxygen is administered. Your pet continues to be monitored by our trained staff during the recovery period, and is given additional injectable pain management later in the day. Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic is on the forefront of pain management, providing a level of pain control for our patients that rivals or exceeds our human counterparts. Owners are often amazed how great their pet looks when they walk out to greet them, often with little or no indication that they have been under general anesthesia or had surgery.
In addition to standard neuter/spay procedures and mass removal surgeries, Dr. Watson is qualified to perform advanced soft tissue surgical procedures .
Our veterinary technicians who have decades of work alongside the doctors, these technicians keep a very close watch on the patient both during and after surgery.
In addition to the services provided on site, we work closely with several referral institutions for specific treatments, such as MRI and CAT scans, radiation therapy, or spinal and cataract surgery. We have developed strong relationships with the doctors at these facilities to ensure that our patients and clients receive the same level of care found here at Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic.
At Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic, our mission is to provide the highest quality care for our patients with the most compassionate approach. The techniques we use for our surgical patients are an important part of our mission.
Regular wellness exams are one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet healthy. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends annual wellness exams at a minimum. As your pet ages, they suggest an increase in frequency of visits. At Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic, we believe strongly in preventive care and have developed wellness protocols for every stage of your pet's life.
One of the most important reasons to bring your pet in on a regular basis is to monitor and treat conditions before they become untreatable. Since pets can't vocalize how they are feeling, illness or disease may be present before you are aware of symptoms. The benefit of early detection allows time for steps to be taken to manage or correct a problem before irreversible damage occurs. Because our pets age so much faster than we do, regular wellness exams are one of the best ways that you can help your pet live a long, healthy life.
During a Wellness Exam, our veterinary team will start out by taking your pet's vital signs. Typically, your veterinarian will ask for a complete history of your pet's health including eating habits, exercise, unusual behavior, etc. and do a comprehensive examination of your pet from nose to tail. He or she may also perform diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalyses and/or intestinal parasite tests and vaccines may be administered (depending on your pet's life stage). Additionally, disease screenings (heartworm, kidney, liver, blood disorders, etc.) may be recommended, depending on the state of your pet's health.
Wellness exams are a simple and effective way of monitoring your pet's health. Wellness examinations do not necessarily mean that your pet is going to be subjected to a barrage of complicated or costly medical tests and treatments. While some animals may need close monitoring of blood work, x-rays or other tests, many pets benefit simply from being physically examined, having their heart and lungs listened to and their general health assessed, preventing a major health issue from developing undetected. This also gives us the opportunity to analyze and record baseline values, such as temperature, body condition, and lab work. We measure these when your pet is healthy, in order to provide better care in the event of illness or emergency. A Dental Health Exam and a weight check are always important parts of a Wellness Exam, and may indicate problems that can progress rapidly and may have significant impact on your pet's overall health.
Early detection and correction of medical problems will help to ensure that your pet will live a long, healthy and active life.
We are pleased to invite your furry friends to join us for some rest and relaxation in our boarding facility. We ensure that each guest receives the utmost warmth and attention while they remain absolutely comfortable in their fluffy beds. For our more rambunctious visitors, additional walks and play-time are available upon request.
We maintain the highest safety and sanitary standards in our facility. All pets are required to be up-to-date on vaccines, and completely free of fleas and ticks for the safety and protection of all of our guests. Beds and runs are cleaned daily with our special non-corrosive, antimicrobial germicide that is both safe for our visitors but strong enough to kill even the most pesky microbes.
Giving your pet the opportunity to stay with us, will put your mind at ease, as you will leave knowing that they are under the watchful care of our trained veterinary staff. If your pet is on medication or receives regular injections they will be properly administered according to the specified directions.
An experienced staff member is available during our regular business hours to happily give you more information about our boarding facility. Please don't hesitate to call!
Pet grooming is a common practice in our society. People don't think twice of spending hundreds of dollars having their pets groomed and bathed by a pet grooming professional. It is such a connivance, that many people forget the origin of this profession. If you look at paintings from the Elizabethan era you will see pets portrayed as well groomed and clean. Who did the grooming? Was grooming a pet an actual profession back then? Was the local barber responsible for pet care as well as cutting hair and medical responsibilities? Did Lord or Lady have their hair cut alongside their pet? Believe it or not, there are paintings from that era that depict a dog being sheared while sitting on ladies laps.
As breeds became popular in the 17th century, poodles in France received recognition for being the dog of the court. We also know records that professional grooming parlors were open for dogs. In 1879 Shaw wrote a book called, The Book of the Dog. This book made references concerning dog grooming in England and gave helpful hints of how to clean, groom, and keep your dog healthy.
As animals became more a part of society, their appearance of these pets and work animals became more important. The animals were groomed, either by their owners or professional pet groomers. Animals such as horses were groomed by stable boys or their owners as a way to embellish the owners' taste and wealth. As animal labor was replaced by automobiles and machines, the grooming of the animal took on a more personal reflection of the owner, particularly in high society. A well groomed and clean animal was a sign of wealth and prosperity.
In today's perception of pet grooming, the animal is considered part of the family or something to show as a source of pride. Special events are organized to present current animal grooming techniques and the products of the pet grooming industry.
So next time you visit Rosa, the gentle pet grooming expert at the Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic, remember that she is not just a service, but she is backed with centuries of expertise, refinement, and dedication to the art. The next time you drop off your doggie at the Mizner Park Veterinary Clinic, remember: Rosa will take care of your animal with pride and integrity.