• Preventative medicine-We provide basic preventative medicine for our patients. This includes, but is not limited to vaccinations based on your pets lifestyle, age etc, spaying and neutering, and nutritional counseling. We also perform and recommend routine dental prophylaxis for our patients in order to maintain their oral health.
  • Internal Medicine Workups-Because we have a very extensive inventory of hi tech diagnostic tools, we are able to work up and perform diagnostics on patients that have major medical problems. It is because of these tools that we are often times able to diagnose (and then treat) medical conditions that many practices refer to specialists.
  • Chemotherapy-With the major medical advances that have occured in veterinary medicine over the past decade, one of the most impressive has been the ability to help dogs and cats with cancer survive longer. Many of the cancers we diagnose have good to excellent responses to a number of different chemotherapy protocols we perform, but unfortunately, some cancers are not responsive to chemo. We have a number of very effective and quite safe chemotherapeutic agents in our clinic and have had some excellent success with many of our cancer patients.
  • Laser Surgery-Two years ago we bought a Carbon Dioxide surgery laser for performing many of the surgical procedures that we do. After using it for awhile, I don't know how we did surgery without it. Compared to scalpel surgery it is virtually blood free. The post operative inflammation and pain is also signficantly reduced when we use the laser. Because of the superior benefit the laser provides, we offer it as an option on many of our procedures, but on some of our procedures it is mandatory as the scalpel method may not be appropriate.
  • Ultrasound-We have a state of the art, digital ultrasound machine. Although we can use it to examine puppies and kittens as one might expect, it is more frequently used for other serious medical conditions. With the ultrasound we can 1) Assess the type and degree of many heart conditions allowing us to formulate an effective treatment plan for our patients that have cardiac disease 2) Diagnose urinary tract problems such as kidney and bladder stones as well as bladder tumors, polyps etc. 3) Find tumors and abnormalities of internal organs that can be oftentimes missed with conventional x-rays.
  • Video Endoscopy-As of the fall of 2006, we are now capable of performing video endoscopy. This is essentially a camera attached to a small fiberoptic probe that can be used for a variety of medical procedures. We can go orally down into the stomach and remove some types of foreign bodies (bones, sticks, toys etc.) as well as take biopsies from the stomach. We can also do colonoscopy and biopsies from this area as well.
  • Digital X-ray-As of this year (2007), we are now taking our x-rays using digital technology. These digital x-rays have a number of benefits that help us to do a better job on being thorough with our patients. The images we take can be manipulated and adjusted to help us get the most information from the "picture" as well as easily sent via the internet to specialists for interpretation if need be.
  • Grooming- At Foothills Veterinary Clinic, we have grooming and bathing services. If your cat or dog needs a hair cut our groomer will be able to fix him or her right up. If your pet just needs a good cleaning, we have kennel attendants that are excellent at making dirty smelly pets sparkle like they were fresh from the spa.