Safari Veterinary Care Centers Services

Procedures and Methods

Figure 6. Biological Safety Hood   Figure 7. CT image 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 … Continue reading Procedures and Methods

Therapeutic Exercise

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

Therapeutic Laser

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

Therapeutic massage

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

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

Wellness and Preventive Care


Many conditions can be prevented or diagnosed early and treated before they cause advanced illness through routine wellness and preventive care.

Advanced Imaging


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.

Orthopedic Surgery


We provide the latest surgical techniques for cruciate ligament rupture, patellar luxation, hip displaysia, compressed disk and orthopedic injury.

Exotic Medicine & Surgery


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


Camp Safari Boarding Kennel is a temperature controlled indoor kennel with outdoor runs. Every dog is allowed outside play areas and runs to do their business when the weather allows. Safari has state of the art air circulation and cleaning facilities designed to reduce stress and disease in boarded pets. Spacious runs and double runs … Continue reading Camp Safari Boarding Kennel