Internal medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases of the internal organs. This covers a wide range of diseases and therefore requires a variety of diagnostic procedures to best evaluate and treat our patients. At Total Vets, our mission is to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care for our patients with the most compassionate approach. Therefore, we have made it a priority to ensure we have the proper equipment and knowledge to be able to provide our patients with noninvasive and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures allowing us to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your pets.
Veterinary oncology is the treatment of cancer in our animals. With new advances in veterinary medicine, many pets with cancer are living longer and with a greatly improved quality of life. Total Vets offers many tools to diagnose, stage, and treat a variety of cancers in dogs and cats.
Early detection is the key to successful treatment. However this detection can be difficult, as cancer can occur internally and therefore may not be detected until clinical signs develop. Annual physical exams are the best way to monitor changes in body weight and physical condition. If a growth is found by the owner or veterinarian, a fine needle aspirate is performed and cells are then examined under a high powered microscope for evidence of malignancy. Detecting tumors within the body may be more difficult depending on the location. State of the art digital radiographs and ultrasound are other important diagnostic tools that we at Total Vets use to screen for cancers in our pets.
Treatment depends on the type and location of the cancer. If possible, surgical removal of the tumor and/or involved organ is recommended. The tumor is then biopsied to determine the type of cancer and potential follow-up treatment. Some types of cancer are responsive to chemotherapy, which includes a variety of oral or injectable drug combinations. Dogs and cats tend to tolerate chemotherapy well, and we usually do not see the side effects that are associated with chemotherapy in people.
The purpose of our oncology detection and treatment services is to provide a good quality of life for your pet. The knowledgeable and compassionate staff at Total Vets is able to assist you and your pet from diagnosis through treatment. We are here to answer questions, offer support and guidance, and provide the best care available.
Your pet may have to be admitted into our hospital for further workup or treatment. Their well-being is our prime focus.
Your pet's comfort is of paramount importance to us. For our small pets we have heated cages and we have underfloor heating for our larger patients as well as heat pumps and air conditioning. Although you are welcome to bring your pets bedding we provide fluffy vetbed (designed to soak any moisture away should there be an acccident and also polar fleece blankets.
We have 8 intravenous fluid pumps to deliver accurate amount of fluids to your pet should they be required to be on intravenous fluids.
You are welcome to visit your pet should they require to be hospitalised.