Services We Offer
Mon - Fri:
9am - 8pm
9am - 8pm
10.30am - 4.30pm
• Adoption Services
• Allergy Testing
• Boarding (Separate facilities for cats & dogs)
• Dental Radiography Unit
• Digital Dental Radiography
• EKG Monitoring
• Grooming (Cats & Dogs)
• Laser Surgery
• Laser Therapy
• Nutritional Counseling
• Parasite Control
• Pet Selection Advice
• Pre-anesthetic Blood test
• Preventative Care
• Senior Pet Care Program
• Therapeutic Pet Diets
• Wellness Program
• X-ray (Digital)
We realize that not all pets share the same lifestyle. Some pets are indoors most of the time, while others are outdoors most of the time. As a result, we believe that not all pets should receive the same vaccinations. At Bayview Hill Animal Hospital, we customize what vaccines are to be given that are actually needed in order to protect them.
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Screening and IV Cather Placement
At Bayview Hill Animal Hospital, depending on the individual needs of your pet, all patients undergoing an anesthetic procedure may receive pre-anesthetic blood screening prior to a procedure. This screening is performed to help ensure a safe anesthetic experience. By discovering any underlying problems prior to surgery, the anesthetic protocol may be altered or the procedure cancelled. Blood panels evaluate parameters such as liver and kidney changes as well as red blood cell count. For our older patients, a more comprehensive panel of tests is mandatory prior to anesthesia.
Your pet’s comfort is very important to us and we take pain management seriously for all our patients. Every surgical patient receives narcotic pain medication prior to their procedure. Most receive an injection, but for more involved procedures, we may use a narcotic patch applied 12 - 24 hours before the surgery. In addition we may administer local anesthetic blocks, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory injections, or constant rate infusions (CRI) of other medications to control pain further.
We also use Duragesic patches for pain control in the more serious cases. It is preferable to apply it 12 hours before the surgery for maximum effect postoperatively. It provides pain relief for 3 days. It is important to make sure that no children or other pets are allowed to contact the patch in any way.
The patch is applied in different locations depending on the surgery. Wrapped around one of the legs and between the shoulder blades are common locations. One of our Registered Veterinary Technician is applying it in this picture using gloves to ensure she does not come into contact with the active ingredient.
If we put it on the leg it is covered with a bandage. We will commonly staple the patch to the skin if we put it between the shoulder blades. It will be bandaged for protection and to minimize the chance of contact with other pets and children. Please return in 3 days for us to remove it and dispose of it properly.
We use only the safest anesthetic protocols for your pet. We use the same anesthetic agents used in human hospitals! Our anesthetic machines are carefully inspected and calibrated by certified anesthesia specialists on an annual basis to ensure they are working optimally. Likewise, we customize our anesthetic protocols for each individual patient taking into account such factor as age, breed sensitivities, and recent lab work.
Temperature Warming Machines
During anesthetic and surgical procedures, your pet's body temperature drops considerably without proper attention. This results in prolonged recovery from anesthesia, along with the discomfort of shivering and being very cold. A low body temperature during anesthetics can be life-threatening! Standard heating blankets and water bottles just aren't enough. At Bayview Hill Animal Hospital, we use a sophisticated warming system to keep our patients warm and comfortable.
Vital Signs Monitoring
Electronic monitoring starts when your pet is anesthetized and continues until he/she is completely awake. This includes continuous evaluation of heart rate, as well as monitoring the oxygenation of the blood with every heartbeat with a pulse oximeter. In addition, we use blood pressure and an electrocardiogram (EKG. All patients are cared for by trained Registered Veterinary Technicians. Just as importantly, every surgical patient recovers in our main treatment area and are constantly checked to ensure that they are recovering well with no complications—not in a kennel out of sight.
Intravenous Fluids (IV)
Depending on your pet's specific individual needs, every patient undergoing anesthesia receives IV (intravenous) fluids during the procedures to ensure a safer experience. The IV fluids help in maintaining blood pressure during surgery and also helps improve recovery afterwards by ridding the body of anesthetic agents. The IV catheter also provides an immediate port for other drugs if needed.
Your pet’s health and comfort is as important to us as it is to you. The use of the laser for surgical procedures has many benefits over more traditional surgical techniques, including:
• Less Pain – Laser energy helps pets heal with less pain because the laser seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue rather than cutting, as in scalpel surgery.
• Less Bleeding – The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery, which allows us to operate with more precision and less bleeding for your pet.
• Less Swelling – Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise tissues because the only thing that touches your pet is an invisible beam of light.
• Reduced Risk of Infection – The laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue, killing bacteria that causes infection.
• Reduced Anesthetic Time – Surgical and anesthetic time is often reduced on many procedures because of decreased bleeding and the increased speed at which many procedures can be performed.
A laser is ideal for most surgical procedures performed on your pet, including cysts, tumors, warts, eye and ear diseases as well as all elective procedures.
Veterinary dental care is one of the most important services provided at our hospital. Every exam includes a thorough dental evaluation.
Daily regular brushing is strongly recommended to keep your pet’s mouth in the best condition and decrease the risks of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Dental disease can lead to serious health problems. Life threatening diseases such as kidney, heart, liver and bladder infections can be prevented simply by brushing your pet’s teeth. Your pet’s dental health program begins with an annual examination. If plaque and gum disease (gingivitis) are present, it is strongly advised that a dental scaling of your pet’s teeth should be arranged. Our hospital is equipped with the same equipment that you would see at your own dentist’s office. This equipment enables us to scale the plaque away ultrasonically, leaving a cleaner healthier mouth. A fluoride treatment and teeth polishing are also performed to further prevent the return of plaque buildup.
We also have veterinary dental specialists to call upon to perform root canals or cap teeth and much more if the need arises.
Dental cleanings and possible extractions are recommended for all animals with periodontal disease, and as a preventative measure for animals with warning signs.
Before dental scaling
After the plaque has been removed
Digital Dental X-rays
Bayview Hill Animal Hospital is one of the few hospitals with digital x-ray capability. This capability reduces anesthesia time because digital x-rays do not require development and are evaluated immediately by the veterinarian.
Dental radiography is a very important diagnostic tool used in our practice. Dental x-rays can help with identification of the following conditions:
• Periodontal Disease
• Endodontic Disease
• Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions
• Trauma, Maxillary or Mandibular Fractures
• Fractured Teeth
• Dental Abnormalities
• Preoperative, Perioperative and Post-Operative Evaluations
• Nasal Cavity Disease
• Missing Teeth
• Dentigerous Cysts
• Oral Masses or Tumors
• Retained Roots
• Periapical Abscesses
• Genetic Dental Abnormalities
• Cavities and Root Resorption
• Abscessed Teeth
• Permanent Tooth Count in Puppies
• Retained Deciduous Teeth
In addition to our digital radiology system, our new digital dental radiology system also acquires x-ray images, transforms them into digital images, and saves them to our computer database.
The following advantages of this technology far overshadow the older, conventional x-ray equipment:
• DR results in less radiation for your pet.
• DR allows instant image acquisition - films are ready to be viewed immediately after taking them!
• DR is less time consuming which means less anesthetic time for your pet.
• DR allows for easy electronic storage and transfer to a board certified dental surgeon if need be.
• DR allows greatly improved image quality. We have the highest resolution medical grade
equipment available to Veterinary Medicine. This means improved diagnostic abilities for your
The new digital dental radiology system makes x-rays available to our doctors immediately, with tools to examine them in greater magnification and accuracy.
Not all lasers are for cutting and surgery. The vast field of laser technology includes numerous, non-invasive and rejuvenating applications. Laser Therapy is among the latest in medical treatments involving "photobiomodulation."
Photobiomodulation is the scientific term for laser therapy's effect on tissue. Deep-penetrating photons from the laser influence cell chemistry in a variety of beneficial ways. Treatment with laser therapy is not based on heat development but on photochemical and photobiological effects in cells and tissue.
The infrared wavelengths create a warm sensation in your pet's body at the precise location requiring treatment. Treatment time, power and laser pulse frequency are based on your pet's individual condition and body size.
Laser Therapy Applications
Pain Management - Pet owners often prefer a progressive, non-invasive therapy to a drug regimen for the treatment of chronic pain.
Wound Healing - Laser therapy can significantly reduce healing time. Traumatic skin injuries and surgical incisions benefit greatly from laser intervention.
Rehabilitation - Musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgeries often require additional rehabilitation solutions. Laser therapy provides non-invasive remedies for quicker recovery such as pain relief, reduced swelling and an increase in range of motion.
Laser therapy has proven successful, safe and effective in treating:
• Degenerative Joint Disease
• Back Pain
• Muscle, Ligament, and Tendon Injuries
• Hip Dysplasia
• Neuromuscular Disease
• Open Wounds
Post-surgical recovery is faster with laser therapy, as well.
The laser therapy machine does this by:
• Reducing Inflammation
• Reducing Pain
• Accelerating Healing
• Improving Nerve Function
• Healing Wounds Faster
The Treatment Experience
Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments [3 to 8] for greatest benefit. For most conditions, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 2 to 8 minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after a laser treatment.
Laser therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments varies, and your veterinarian will recommend a plan specific to your pet's condition.