We're pleased to offer the following services at Oak Ridge Animal Hospital:
Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty six days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Oak Ridge Animal Hospital offers discounted services to local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.
Comprehensive Medical Care
Our doctors emphasize preventative medicine to keep your pets healthy and detect and correct any potential problems quickly. We also diagnose and treat many medical conditions and diseases including (but not limited to) allergies, cancer, dental disease, diabetes, ear infections, eye diseases, gastrointestinal disease, obesity, skin disease, traumatic injuries, and more. We also educate our clients about common, avoidable problems such as flea and tick prevention and heartworm disease. We provide counseling regarding nutrition, exercise, and behavior.
We routinely perform many common surgical procedures such as spay and neuters, as well as advanced procedures, both soft tissue and orthopedics. Soft tissue surgeries include bladder surgery, intestinal surgery, eye surgery, mass or tumor removal, liver and spleen surgery, reconstructive surgery and others. Orthopedic surgery includes repair of torn ligaments and reconstruction of broken bones.
Our surgical suite provides an ideal environment for procedures. We use one of the safest gas anesthetics, and carefully monitor the heart rate, blood oxygen, and respiration levels. We also use a heated water blanket to control body temperature, and all of our surgical cases are placed on warmed IV fluids to regulate body temperature, hydration, and blood pressure.
Since most pets don't remember to brush twice a day, dental care is extremely important to their overall health. Tartar build up can lead not only to bad breath, but also bacterial infections, tooth decay and loss, gingivitis, and other organ damage. Routine dental checks and cleanings are important to keep your pet healthy as they age. We perform dental cleanings including ultrasonic scaling and polishing, fluoride treatments, and extractions and other oral surgery as needed under general anesthesia. During procedures, all pets are monitored by our professional staff and veterinarians, as well as monitored with equipment to measure heart rate, respirations, and blood oxygen levels. We also carry preventative tools such as toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Our in-house equipment allows us to assess and diagnose many conditions quickly, as well as perform pre-anesthetic testing and monitoring for medication. Chemistry panels, complete blood counts, electrolytes, pancreatic values, heartworm tests, ear cytology, urinalysis, and microscopic analysis of tumors can be performed on site. We also utilize an outside laboratory for more advanced diagnostics and analysis.
As one of the few practices in the area to offer digital radiography, we are able to acquire detailed x-ray images in a shorter time. See Example. We are able to review the images with our clients in our exam rooms, as well as copy images to a CD if needed.
Nutrition and Dietary Counseling
We carry Hill's Science Diet® and Royal Canin® veterinary diets to cater to your pet's special nutritional needs.
As our pets live longer, they require special attention. Semi-annual exams and screening bloodwork are important in detecting and treating many common diseases that may occur with age. Additionally, our doctors are trained in managing arthritis and the pain that may accompany arthritis.
Our newly renovated boarding facility provides a safe, comfortable indoor environment for your pet's vacation. Our compassionate staff will care for your pet's needs, including feeding special diets, administering medication, and ensuring your pet is happy during their stay.
We are happy to provide bathing services for your pet. As part of their bath, we will also manicure their nails, clean their ears, blow dry, and brush your pet. It is a day at the spa!
Drive-Up Service for Medications and Food
We provide Drive-Up services to make picking up food and medications fast and easy.