Ponti Veterinary Hospital

25007 E Wellesley Avenue
Otis Orchards, WA 99027

(509)922-7465

www.pontivet.com

 

SURGERY, RADIOLOGY and ULTRASONOGRAPHY

Our ability to:  perform surgery, do dental cleaning (prophylaxis),  take radiographs and do ultrasound assures that your pet has the best possible diagnostic care and treatment.  

Surgery

We offer routine surgeries such as: Spay, neuter, tumor removal, laceration repairs and hernia repairs. 

Our veterinarians are also very skilled in more advanced surgery. Please contact our office with your surgical questions. 

 **We highly recommend pre-surgical blood work.**    

This allows us to: 
    1.  Check for underlying disease, i.e. kidney or liver disease.  
    2. Better tailor anesthesia to your pet's needs based on organ function.

There are many diseases that can be underlying with no apparent signs, such as early liver or kidney disease.  In young patients there can be things, such as a liver shunt, that can greatly effect how the animal handles anesthesia. Blood work helps reduce the risk of using anesthesia by checking organ function.  If there is a problem we may be able to adjust the anesthesia or may have to wait until a later date for the surgery. 
       
 Animals that are older or have a pre-existing health condition may be required to have pre-surgical blood work.

 Radiology

Our office offers digital radiographs. This means that your pets radiographs are instantly shown on our monitor. We are able to interpret radiographs same day in our office and for more advanced findings we can also digitally send our radiographs to specialists.

Ultrasound

Our doctors our able to use ultrasound as a tool for many types of exams. We can often use our ultra sound to indicate pregnancy, find a bladder and collect  urine sample, or scan the abdomen for any possible tumors.