Services

Services

Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital is a full-service facility that offers advanced medical, surgical and dental care. We believe every pet is entitled to the best that veterinary medicine has to offer. Our hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, ready to make a full diagnosis as quickly as possible. Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care we can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best.

Services

From Pediatric to Senior:

Annual wellness exams to address common concerns such as:

  • External / internal parasite screening and control
  • Vaccination for common infectious diseases
  • Behavior consultations
  • Longevity enhancement program
  • Obesity management programs
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Puppy health care program
  • Kitten health care program

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:

  • ECG, blood pressure monitoring
  • Full in-house laboratory, and outside laboratory access a full range of clinical pathology tests
  • Digital radiographs, including dental radiographs, telemedicine consultations
  • Ultrasound & echocardiograms
  • Video otoscopy, rigid endoscopy
  • Digital tonometry (glaucoma)

Surgical Services:

  • Soft tissue surgery including mass removals, GI surgery, urinary tract surgery, and others
  • Orthopedic surgery including cruciate ligament repairs, patellar luxation repairs and amputations
  • Advanced anesthesia monitoring
  • Dental and oral surgery

Anesthesia

We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. Our doctors are specially trained in the latest pain-managment techniques and our hospital follows a strict pain-management protocol.

Radiology Services

Our on-site, modern, digital X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders, and which can be quickly emailed for teleradiology consults or to specialists if needed.

Ultrasound Services

We offer comprehensive ultrasound service with our board-certified internist, and our assoicate veterinarians are skilled at common ultrasound screenings as well.  Our doctors may recommend an ultrasound for your pet to get a better evaluation of what’s happening inside. Often, we get questions about why this is better than a radiograph (“x-ray” picture), or how it works.

Ultrasound, as the name suggests, uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image, based on how much the material being examined changes the sound as it passes through. Unlike radiology, which is great for looking at bones and air-filled structures, ultrasound is most useful in looking at “soft tissue”, which includes most of the internal organs (liver, kidneys, etc) and tendons and ligaments, as well as differentiating between fluid and solid tissue. Bone and air obscure ultrasound images, so its use is limited in the chest by air in the lungs, and in some part of the body where bone closely overlies other tissues, such as the skull or pelvis.

Ultrasound lets us measure the size of organs, evaluate their structure, and identify isolated or focal lesions that may occur with some infections or cancers. In addition, because ultrasound lets us examine organs in “real time”, it can be used to guide some types of tissue biopsy and fluid collection for laboratory evaluation.

One other major use of ultrasound is examining the heart. With echocardiography, we can observe the motion of the chambers and valves of the heart, and determine whether blood is moving normally through the heart. The doctors may recommend this test if they here a heart murmur; in this case, radiographs are often required as well, to evaluate the overall size and shape of the heart, and to determine if there is fluid accumulation in the lungs.

In animals of all species, we can use ultrasound to diagnose pregnancy. Ultrasound can identify structures in the uterus before fetal skeletons can be seen on radiographs, and also carries less potential harm to the fetus, since no radiation is involved.

Electrocardiography Services

We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists if needed.   When needed, we can arrange for a Holter monitor to diagnose complex arrhythmias.

Dentistry

– Charting and probing — tooth by tooth analysis
– Dental radiographs — we include full survey radiographs with every dental procedures, to ensure disease under the gumline is not missed, and is treated appropriately.
– Ultrasonic scaling, polishing, fluoride treatment
– Periodontal surgery – high speed drill

Laboratory

Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.  Finally, we have relationships with several academic laboratories to ensure access to the most advanced clinical pathology testing available.

Permanent identification

We recommend all pets be microchipped for permanent identification. This service can be done in the office. We would be glad to provide forms for Pennsylvania Permanent Lifetime Dog Licensing with the Microchip

Pharmacy

We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets, including Hill’s Purina Veterinary Diets, Purina Veterinary Diets and Royal Canin Veterinary Diets.

Individualized Flea Control Programs

We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.

Dietary Counseling

We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.  We can also formulate feeding plans appropriate for various disease conditions, and can consult with veterinary nutritionists on your pet’s behalf when needed.

Behavioral Counseling

Our dog trainer on staff offers a 5 week puppy class, a “tween” and a 5 week basic obedience class, as well as private sessions for more serious behavioral issues. She also certifies for AKC Canine Good Citizen and runs advanced Agility Sessions. The doctors and our trainer can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.

Professional Grooming

Our groomer has been on staff for over 13 years, and will make your pet look beautiful!  Routine and therapeutic bathing services are also available.

Emergency Care

No one wants to think about their pet having an emergency when the doctor isn’t there. However, emergencies after hours can happen, and the doctors of Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital want to provide you the best options for emergency care for your pet.

Our hospital is open and there are doctors available weekly from 7:30 AM until 8:00 PM, and Saturdays 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM. We also have hospital hours serviced by receptionists and trained technicians on Sundays, 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
If your emergency occurs during the hours that we have doctors, please call our hospital immediately to tell us you are on your way. Our doctors will work quickly to squeeze your pet into our regular appointment schedule so that we can get your pet taken care of as quickly as possible.

If you have an emergency on the weekend or in the middle of the night, our doctors recommend you call and take your pet to one of the following emergency centers:

West Chester Veterinary Medical Center (Rt 3) Emergency – 610-696-8712

University of PA Emergency: 215-746-8911

Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center: 484-454-5412

HOPE Veterinary Specialty in Malvern, PA : 610-296-2099

Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware: 302-322-6933

Hickory Veterinary Hospital Plymouth Meeting, Pa 610-828-3054

Our Doctors feel that these hospitals will provide the best care in the event of an emergency with your pet. We work carefully with these practices and they will send any records or recommendations to us, on your request. We recommend these hospitals because they have 24 hour monitoring by emergency specialists and also access to specialists in critical care. Please call the facility before you go to get the best First Aid information, as well as directions.

If your emergency is with your pet bird or other exotic pet, please call

University of PA Emergency: 215-746-8911

Windcrest Animal Hospital: 302-998-2995
Saint Francis Veterinary Center – (856) 467-0050 .
These hospitals have 24 hour emergency care and veterinarians on duty that regularly care for avian and exotic patients.

If your pet has ingested any foreign substance, any drug, medicine, possible toxin, plant, etc. ….
PLEASE call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 immediately! Many substances that are safe for humans are toxic or even deadly to our pets — if you have any concerns, please call Poison Control!