Advanced Veterinary Care Offers a Wide Range of Services

  • Wellness Examinations and Vaccinations
  • Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Patient Monitoring (Pulse Oximetry, ECG, Blood Pressure Monitoring)
  • In-House Ultrasonography
  • In-House Echocardiography with Color Flow, Pulsed and Continuous-Wave Doppler Capability
  • In-House Laboratory
  • In-House Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Microchipping
  • Digital Radiography
  • Digital Dental Radiography
  • Laser Surgery
  • Electrosurgery
  • Tonometry
  • Therapeutic Laser Therapy (Class IV)
  • Euthanasia Services

At Advanced Veterinary Care, we provide our clients and their pets with a vast array of veterinary services.  Below are some of the services we offer with explanations showing how these services can positively impact your pet’s veterinary care.

Abdominal ultrasound has become an indispensable diagnostic tool in both veterinary and human medicine. In veterinary medicine it is often used to evaluate the internal abdominal organs when things like tumors, foreign bodies in the GI tract, pancreatic inflammation, or abnormalities of the adrenal glands, major vascular structures, lymph nodes, liver, gall bladder, kidneys, urinary bladder and/or spleen are suspected. It can quickly determine if there is fluid in the thorax or abdomen with a quick look from an experienced operator. This is often critical information needed to develop the best plan for the care of your pet.
Echocardiography is the ultrasonographic study of the heart and all of its chambers and valves. Echocardiography is used to measure the chamber sizes, valves, and their function in order to determine what type of heart disease a pet has, then devise a plan to treat it. We use a combination of pulsed-wave, continous-wave, and color flow Doppler capability to fully evaluate and assess the heart… AND it’s all done in-house at a reasonable cost to the owner.

Dr. Ramieri has educated himself by attending years of continuing education in the fields of ultrasound and echocardiography. At Advanced Veterinary Care these services are offered in-house and do not require bringing in outside personnel, thereby drastically reducing wait time. Ultrasound is often needed as a diagnostic tool as soon as possible and in emergency situations. Also, having this service in-house makes it more affordable for pet owners.

Digital radiography produces diagnostic images of superior quality to film. This provides the veterinarian with the best possible, most detailed images to help diagnose problems with your pet.

Idexx direct digital radiography allows for fast image acquisition and viewing. This is of particular importance with critical patients so that as little time as possible is required to obtain images when a patient is in distress. The images obtained are of the best available quality in order to provide the most accurate diagnoses.

Monitoring vital signs while your pet is under anesthesia is of utmost importance to the health and safety of your pet. That is why we monitor blood oxygen saturation, electrocardiogram, blood pressure, temperature and heart rate during procedures that require general anesthesia.

Everyone has concerns about the safety of procedures requiring general anesthesia for themselves as well as for their pets. At Advanced Veterinary Care, we understand your concerns. That is why we provide state-of-the-art patient monitoring to our veterinary patients. This equipment provides “human grade” monitoring to ensure that the veterinarian doing the procedure is aware of any changes in vital signs while the animal is anesthetized. This allows for rapid response to, and resolution of, any potential complications encountered. We would want nothing less for our own pets and that’s why we provide it for yours.
Dental care has long been neglected in companion animals even though almost 3/4 of all dogs and cats over the age of 3 years have some degree of dental disease. An unhealthy mouth can lead to bacteria infiltrating the blood stream and potentially infecting internal organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. And, as we all know, dental pain is no fun to live with.
Regular dental care is an essential part of maintaining the health of your pet. We provide digital dental radiography to help uncover hidden problems and state-of-the-art dental equipment treat even the most difficult cases.

Electrosurgery is defined as the use of high-frequency alternating current to remove, incise or destroy tissue. This is accomplished by converting the electrical energy into heat through tissue resistance to the passage of the electrical current. Electrosurgery is also called surgical diathermy.

Two types of current are utilized in electrosurgery, damped and undamped; a damped current destroys and coagulates tissue and stops bleeding, and undamped current destroys minimal tissue and incises tissue. Basically, there are four types of electrosurgical techniques: electrodesiccation, electrofulguration, electrocoagulation and electrosection.

Electrosurgery allows the veterinary surgeon to control hemorrhage through the use of electrocautery, thereby limiting patient blood loss and making surgical procedures safer for the patient. It can also be used to make incisions (electroscalpel), giving the surgeon more precise control than conventional scalpel blades. Electrofulgaration can cauterize larger areas, such as tumor beds, allowing the surgeon to destroy potentially malignant tumor cells.

Endoscopy involves examining the inside of an animal’s body using an endoscope. An endoscope is a medical device consisting of a long, thin, flexible (or rigid) tube which has a light and a video camera. Images of the inside of the patient’s body can be seen on a screen. Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic medical procedure. It is used to examine the interior surfaces of an organ or tissue.

Endoscopy can be used in certain circumstances as a minimally invasive way to avoid surgery. It can sometimes be used to retrieve ingested gastric foreign bodies without having to surgically open the animal. It can be used to look into any hollow organ including the esophagus, trachea, stomach, upper small intestines, and colon enabling the veterinarian to visually inspect the tissue and even take biopsy samples.