A wide array of services are offered at Sunderland Animal Hospital including:
- Complete medical evaluation and treatment
- Preventive care and wellness programs
- Radiology, dentistry and dental radiology, and surgery
- Flea, tick and internal parasite control
- Diagnosis of chronic ear problems with a state-of-the-art video otoscope
- Nutrition counseling, canine platelet enhancement therapy and behavior consultations
- The management of pain, wound healing and rehabilitation with our revolutionary therapeutic laser.
We have several signature offerings for current clients and referred clients. The areas of Nutrition Counseling and Behavior assistance provide added services for you and your pet.
A board certified veterinary internist and surgeon provide additional support when necessary, to complement the services and expertise of the hospital’s regular medical staff.
Sunderland Animal Hospital accepts Discover, MasterCard and Visa. We also offer CareCredit for any necessary treatments.
Sunderland Animal Hospital has added a therapeutic laser to our health regimen. This healing laser is a revolutionary approach to the management of pain, wound healing and rehabilitation without the use of drugs or surgery. This is the only unit in operation at an animal hospital in Western Massachusetts. The therapy laser system allows your pet to heal faster after surgery or injury, eases pain, improves mobility and provides senior pets with relief from aches and pains.
Our therapeutic laser offers cutting-edge technology that speeds healing and relieves pain through the release of endorphins and by stimulating the injured cells to heal at a faster rate. The therapeutic laser also reduces inflammation, increases blood flow to the area, reduces fibrous tissue formation and improves nerve function. The therapeutic laser can be used for health problems such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, skin problems, ear infections, wounds, degenerative joint disease, insect bites and stings, lacerations, cystitis, burns, gingivitis and other conditions.
Ear disease is a common, painful and potentially very debilitating problem in our pets. Until now, the difficulty in properly diagnosing middle ear disease has been quite challenging, and treatment of most ear diseases has been frustrating, with the results mediocre at best. A comprehensive approach to identifying and managing all predisposing factors, primary causes, and perpetuating features in each case is the key to successful therapy.
In keeping with our mission statement of practicing technologically advanced veterinary medicine, Sunderland Animal Hospital has the ability to diagnose and treat ear problems with our video otoscope. Traditional hand held otoscopes do not allow veterinarians to view important problems within the pet’s ears. The video otoscope facilitates diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. It improves direct visualization to better assess the condition of the ear canal and the eardrum. It facilitates medical procedures such as deep cleansing ear flushes and surgical procedures in the ear canal through an operating port in the otoscope head. It also allows for more precise sample collection for cytology and enhances flushing and debris removal. Photographs and video recordings provide a permanent visual record of the condition of a patient’s external canal and tympanum as well as a photograph for the your pet’s scrapbook.
Preventative Care and Wellness
Consistent with our commitment to your pet’s health, we offer both a 6-month or 12-month wellness program for all of our patients. We recommend twice-yearly physical examinations to detect significant health issues which can occur in a short period of time, such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and metabolic disease. Our goal is to detect, treat, and potentially even prevent health problems before they become life-threatening. We also offer blood screens that can detect any abnormalities in blood health or organ function before your pet starts showing signs of illness.
Periodontal disease is one of the most common medical problems afflicting pets. Pets experiencing bad breath, or having difficulty chewing food likely have advanced periodontal disease. Other signs of dental disease include a build-up of yellow or brown tartar along the gum line, and inflamed or receding gums. In a routine dental cleaning, your pet’s teeth are first evaluated and a full set of dental radiographs are taken. The teeth are then scaled and polished and a fluoride treatment is applied. A barrier sealant is also applied to help prolong the effects of the cleaning.
Canine Platelet Enhancement Therapy
The Sunderland Animal Hospital now offers Canine Platelet Enhancement Therapy. If your pet has bad arthritis, tendon/ligament partial tear, or is not responding well to NSAID and orthopedic surgery is not an option or needs long term pain medications, then Platelet Enhancement Therapy is an option for your pet. Canine Platelet Enhancement Therapy uses your pet’s own blood and are capable of differentiating into a variety of tissues types including tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage and muscle and have been proven to reduce pain and inflammation! For more information click here.
Whether you have concerns regarding your pets’ weight, a specific medical issue or to confirm your aging pet is receiving the best diet possible, our nutrition program can provide the information you are looking for.
Behavior related issues are common problems with pets. We offer consultation services to fully address issues and follow through with individualized treatment.