Queenstown Veterinary Hospital specializes in the care of cats and dogs. We are pleased to offer the following services:
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our client services reps 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 to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
While surgery can be scary for your as a pet owner, we take every precaution to make sure your pet is carefully monitored and safe while under anesthesia. An IV catheter is placed in every pet undergoing surgery and IV fluids are used to maintain blood pressure. Careful monitoring using EKG, pulse oximetry,and blood pressure monitoring are used with every pet. A veterinary technician is responsible for the monitoring throughout the entire procedure while a doctor focuses only on your pet.
From bladder surgery, tumor removals to more complicated procedures, our veterinarians are experienced and able to take care of your pet's surgical needs. We will take the time to discuss possible complications with you as well as what to expect after a procedure. Every pet will also go home with the appropriate pain medications so that your pet will be comfortable at home.
Consider a house call for you and your pet when:
- your pet becomes stressed by trips to the vet
- you have a senior pet with mobility issues
- you have multiple pets in need of services
- you are considering hospice care or euthanasia for your pet
- you, as the owner, have mobility issues
- you prefer the convenience of in-home services
Our doctors will provide your pets with compassionate care in the relaxed environment of your own home. Whether your pet is in need of his or her annual exam and vaccines, your pet has a non-acute medical concern or is in need of end of life care, home visits keep the stress to a minimum.
House calls are not intended for severe, acute illness and we are unable to provide in home radiographs or blood work results. Some house call visits may require follow-up at our hospital to perform more in-depth diagnostics or pick up medications.
Veterinary dental care is an important part of your pet's overall health and well-being. At Queenstown Veterinary Hospital, we stay up to date on the latest recommendations regarding optimal oral health care.
Early signs of dental disease can include foul odor from the mouth, licking of the teeth or gums or a change in appetite. Severe dental disease results in bacteria attacking under the gum line and loosening the tooth. A diseased tooth may become loose, fall out or abscess. Dental cleanings under anesthesia are the only way to ensure a complete cleaning and evaluation of your pet's teeth.
Every patient we see is evaluated for dental disease. Recommendations are made based on that evaluation, and you will participate in creating a dental wellness plan that meets your needs and lifestyle. If a dental cleaning is recommended, we take every precaution prior to and while under anesthesia. All pets have blood work performed prior to the cleaning to evaluate organ function and cell counts. The day of the dental cleaning, pets have an IV catheter placed and are on IV fluids during the procedure to help maintain blood pressure. One veterinary staff member is responsible for monitoring anesthesia throughout the entire procedure while someone else is focused on cleaning the teeth. Anesthesia monitoring includes blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate, pulse oximetry as well as frequent adjustments to depth of anesthesia. The dental cleaning includes scaling, polishing and evaluation of every tooth, like a dental cleaning you would receive.
After a dental cleaning, every pet goes home with a report detailing the findings of the cleaning. They also receive a bag of complimentary dental products to get you started off right! At home dental care is the best way to keep your pet's teeth healthy going forward. With regular dental care, dental cleanings under anesthesia will be needed less frequently.
Acupuncture can benefit all life stages (juvenile, adult, and senior) and a variety of conditions. The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself. Veterinary acupuncture encourages healing by correcting energy imbalances in the body. Acupuncture enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones.
Queenstown Vet offers acupuncture therapy in single session or packages of 4 or 6 treatments. If your pet's treatment would benefit from a series of acupuncture sessions, our packages offer a cost savings.
In partnership with Dr. Robert Brawer of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging of Maryland, Queenstown Vet provides in-clinic ultrasound diagnostics for a variety of medical concerns. In consultation with your pet's veterinarian, a treatment plan will be formulated based on results.
Our hospital is equipped with a state of the art digital radiograph technology. This equipment allows us to take an x-ray of your pet and have the results within seconds. After our doctors have the chance to look at the image, we can share it with you on a tablet device in the exam room. This process is quick and painless for the pets and faster answers means a faster treatment.
Our hospital also has in house blood work machines which allow us to diagnosed underlying organ failure or electrolyte imbalances when your pets are sick. These results are available within a few minutes and we are able to start necessary treatment for your pet the same day.
Queenstown Veterinary Hospital offers a discount to active military and law enforcement personnel. Be sure to show your ID when checking in for your appointment!