At the SAEC, we offer an extensive list of treatments and services. The following is a list of just some of the services we offer:
- Advanced Digital X-rays
- Laser Therapy
- Pain Management
- Advanced Anesthesia Monitoring
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Blood Transfusions
- Blood Clotting Factor Analysis
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Blood Typing, including Cross-Matching
- Complete Blood Count; Blood Chemistry Profile
- Diagnostic Tests for Common Infectious Diseases
- FAST scans (Focused Assessment using Sonography for Trauma)
- Fecal Analysis
- Fluid Therapy
- Fresh Frozen Plasma Administration
- Gastric Lavage
- Labor and Delivery Assistance
- Nebulized Breathing Treatments
- Pain Management, including Continuous Rate Infusions
- Pulse Oximetry
- Rattlesnake Envenomation Treatment (with or without Antivenin)
- Synthetic Blood-Protein Support
- Temporary Bone Fracture Stabilization
- Thermal Support
- Toxicity Treatment
- Trauma/Emergency Surgeries
- VetBLUE (Bedside Lung Ultrasound Exam)
- Vomiting Induction
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Amarillo Small Animal Emergency Clinic in Amarillo, TX , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
We are highly skilled when it comes to c-sections for breeds such as English Bulldogs, Frenchies and Pugs. These breeds have large heads that can become stuck in the mother’s birth canal.
Over 80% of bulldog litters are delivered by c-section, and because of their body type certain breeds will typically need a c-section to give birth, or whelp.
That’s why we are proud to have expert surgeons who are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to performing c-sections on these breeds. As a pet owner you want the best for your pet, and that is what our surgeons provide.
We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
Acupuncture is when a set of needles is inserted into parts of the animal to promote healing. Each acupuncture point has a specific goal. This technique has been used in various veterinary practices for thousands of years and will treat any ailment. Although acupuncture will not cure every condition, it will work extremely well when there is an issue.
Small dogs and large dogs will actually respond to acupuncture differently. Small dogs will typically come and receive acupuncture because of musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, intervertebral disk disease, or traumatic nerve injury. They also come in for skin problems such as lick granulomas and allergic dermatitis. Acupuncture can assist in healing all of these problems.
Advanced Anesthesia Monitoring
Here at Amarillo Small Animal Emergency Clinic, we are proud to offer comprehensive anesthetic monitoring for our patients.
Surgery can be very stressful for owners, and we are proud to be able to monitor our patients with the highest quality monitoring devices that are available in veterinary medicine.
When your pet has surgery in our office, you can rest assured that we will take excellent care of them. We make sure that your pet is properly hooked up to our many monitors so that, if anything should happen, we will know right away and be able to help. We have technicians in the surgery suite with our veterinarians so that your pet is always being watched and monitored, from the time the first anesthetic is given until your pet is wide awake.
It is our goal to monitor your pet closely to ensure a successful surgery and recovery.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Pets can have high blood pressure just like human beings can. And it can be especially troublesome because there are few outward signs of high blood pressure.
That is why we encourage blood pressure screening, especially for senior pets. This diagnostic tool provides our veterinarians with a non-invasive way to analyze your pets’ health.
To learn more about blood pressure screening and how to maintain a healthy blood pressure for your pet, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer your questions.
Just like in human medicine, blood transfusions are a critical, life-saving component of your pets’ health care. There are a variety of situations and conditions that would necessitate a blood transfusion, such as physical trauma and other ailments.
We take the same safety precautions and measures in animal blood transfusions as we do in human ones, making the process safe and effective for donors and recipients. We understand that a blood transfusion can be stressful for you and your pet, so we want you to know that your loved one is in good hands.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about blood transfusions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Amarillo Small Animal Emergency Clinic is pleased to offer electrocardiography to our patients. Heart disease is quite common in pets, so having the ability to monitor it is becoming more necessary.
For this reason, we are proud to be able to offer electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) to our patients. It is a very non-invasive test since we only have to place clips on certain locations on a pets’ body, yet we can gain so much information from it.
An ECG/EKG is a record of the electrical activity of the heart. We can evaluate heart rhythm of your pets. We also look for any arrhythmias or other abnormalities. An ECG/EKG can also be used to look for heart enlargement, which is a very common sign of heart disease. ECG/EKGs are used not only to diagnose heart disease but also to monitor the progress of patients diagnosed with it.
Here at Amarillo Small Animal Emergency Clinic, we would be glad to run an urinalysis for your pet. An urinalysis is run on urine, whether you catch it mid-stream or we are able to get a sample off of the table or floor.
We are able to check for blood, glucose, bacteria, and much more. If we have enough urine, we also spin it down in a centrifuge and look at it under a microscope. If your pet has an urinary tract infection, we often can see the bacteria on the slide, differentiating between types of bacteria.
Running an urinalysis can be quite helpful. Not only does it test for urinary tract infections, but it can give us information on the functioning of the kidneys. Sometimes, it is the first indication of diabetes.