Figure 6. Clinical cases of IVDD present at different stages of the disease and so require customizing of therapy. Some pets present with mild behavioral abnormalities such as reluctance to jump, climb or descend stairs, or painful or stiff back or neck. Some pets have mild to moderate proprioception deficits. Other pets have ataxia, crossing … Continue reading Procedures and Methods
Exercise is being recognized as an important part of rehabilitation and the earlier the better. Controlled active therapeutic exercise may be safely performed when closely assisted and attended to by the therapist or the attentive owner. The benefits of therapeutic exercise are abundant. Exercise helps build strength, muscle mass, agility, coordination, and cardiovascular health. In … Continue reading Therapeutic exercise
Laser Therapy is using photons of light at certain frequencies and power to modulate cellular functions. The light from the laser stimulates photoreceptors inside the cells to produce more energy, to increase production of protein, collagen and DNA. The result of these actions inside the cells is rapid cell regeneration and healing. Lasers like the … Continue reading Therapeutic Laser
This involves the manual or mechanical manipulation of soft tissues and muscle by rubbing, kneading, or tapping. Benefits of massage include: Increased circulation in the area of massage Reduced muscle spasm Reduction in swelling Breakdown of scar tissue formation The effects of massage are both mechanical and neurologic. The neurologic effects are due to the … Continue reading Therapeutic massage
Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to deliver energy to tissues with two types of effects. Heat energy delivered to tissues Increases blood flow Increases flexibility and extensibility of connective tissue Provides pain relief Muscle relaxation Rapid Vibration of tissues Accelerates inflammatory phase of healing Increases in local circulation Decrease in swelling Endorphin, enkephalin, serotonin release … Continue reading Therapeutic Ultrasound
Many conditions can be prevented or diagnosed early and treated before they cause advanced illness through routine wellness and preventive care.
This photo shows the MRI machine setup of the areas to be scanned. Each cluster of green lines is placed over an intervertebral disc space. Each line represents a slice or scan through that area. Dr. Garner oversees this setup so that diagnostic images are obtained from your pet. Each pet has a coil placed around the area to be imaged.
We provide the latest surgical techniques for cruciate ligament rupture, patellar luxation, hip displaysia, compressed disk and orthopedic injury.
Two-Toed Sloth This is a two toed sloth that just traveled from Florida by plane. He is being examined because he has a runny nose and seems stressed from the travel. Many exotic animals must be examined under anesthesia. We use only Sevoflurane, which is a gas anesthesia that has been proven safe for our … Continue reading Exotic Medicine & Surgery
Camp Safari Boarding Kennel is a temperature controlled indoor kennel with outdoor runs. Safari has state of the art air circulation and cleaning facilities designed to reduce stress and disease in boarded pets. Every pet has a padded pet bed elevated off the floor for comfort and hygiene. Spacious runs and double runs are available … Continue reading Camp Safari Boarding Kennel