Advanced Services

ultrasound for pets - Countryside Veterinary Clinic

Ultrasound

By |

Noninvasive diagnosis of issues with your pet’s internal organs.

Ultrasonic imaging has become an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. Ultrasound images are produced by sound waves that bounce from a transducer to a tissue and back. It is a noninvasive procedure that allows visualization of organs such as the kidneys, liver, heart, pancreas, adrenal glands, urinary bladder, and other structures.

Abdominal ultrasound can detect pregnancies, urinary stones, prostatic disease, adrenal tumors, pancreatitis, liver disease, gastrointestinal disease, kidney disease, as well as, many other conditions.

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

Therapeutic Laser

By |

An innovative treatment for your pet’s arthritis, lesions, joint pain, and other conditions.

therapeutic laser treatment for pets - Countryside Veterinary ClinicIn an effort to continue to provide the best possible care of your pet, we have added the latest technology for decreasing swelling and associated pain through the education, training and the acquisition of a Therapy Laser. This laser emits a beam of light which cells absorb as energy. The energized cells then work to decrease swelling and speed healing in skin, soft tissue and joints.

Our Therapy Laser is being used for arthritis in dogs and cats, skin lesions, neck and back pain, and some ear, oral and urinary bladder conditions, as well.

  • Treatments last 2-5 minutes per site
  • Treatments require no anesthesia and can be performed on a routine office visit
  • Your pet will be very comfortable as the light produces only a slight amount of heat in the inflamed tissue
  • Acute conditions may require only a single treatment
  • Chronic conditions require a 6 treatment protocol to achieve a very comfortable situation. Booster treatments are then scheduled every 4 to 12 weeks to maintain the reduced pain

Let Countryside Veterinary Clinic help the well being of your pet.

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

Surgical Laser

By |

Less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, and faster recovery time than traditional surgery.

Laser surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery. Lasers replace scalpels in many procedures, and are useful for a wide range of conditions, such as cysts and tumor removal and delicate surgeries around the eyes. Laser procedures result in less pain, less bleeding and less swelling. This reduces the risk of infection and results in a quicker surgical recovery time.

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

Pain Management

By |

We help relieve your pet’s pain and discomfort.

Pets feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people. Big falls, bumps, accidents, animal attacks, and certain medical conditions can all be a source of pain for your pet. If your pet is acting strangely or hiding from you, they may be experiencing pain.

If you have any reason to think that your pet is suffering from pain, call us now to set up a visit. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. We’ll do our best to diagnose the source of the pain and set up an appropriate treatment program.

We offer the following pain management solutions:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) for acute and chronic pain
  • Steroidal medications to reduce inflammation
  • Laser Therapy to accelerate healing
  • Advanced Medication for Pain

Your pet deserves to live a happy, pain-free life. We’re here to help.

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

In-House Laboratory

By |

Our fully-equipped in-house laboratory helps us diagnose and treat your pets fast.

in-house veterinary laboratory - Countryside Veterinary ClinicA fully equipped in-house laboratory allows for the quick turn around of results to expedite the diagnosis and treatment of your pet. At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we can run the following in-house tests.

  • Blood Glucose
  • CBC
  • Chemistry
  • Cortisol Levels for Addison’s and Cushing’s Disease
  • Cytology
  • Ear cytology for bacteria, yeast, mites
  • Fecal Centrifugation
  • Giardia Testing
  • Lipase Testing for Pancreatitis
  • Parvovirus Testing
  • Skin cytology for bacteria and yeast
  • Skin Scraping for mites
  • Thyroid Levels
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaginal Cytolgy for breeding purposes

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

Digital Radiology

By |

Testing, diagnosing, confirming, and following up on problems with your pet’s bones and soft tissues.

digital radiology for pets - Countryside Veterinary ClinicRadiology provides our veterinarians with ancillary tests to diagnose, confirm and follow-up on a wide variety of soft tissue and orthopedic conditions. Countryside Veterinary Clinic has invested in both dental and full-body digital x-rays.

Digital radiography at our hospital provides the highest-quality images with the lowest possible exposure of radiation to your pet and our technicians. Digital images are obtained rapidly, can be computer enhanced to increase detail, and can be sent to board certified radiologist for review or to specialists for continued care.

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

Cancer, Chemotherapy, Oncology

By |

Cancer can be common in older pets. We work hard to catch it and treat it.

Unfortunately, cancer is one of the more common conditions in our pets and it becomes more likely as our pets age. Most cancer is diagnosed through blood work, radiographs, cytology and histopathology. It is important to schedule annual wellness examinations and to have your pet examined if you notice a physical or behavioral change.

If cancer is diagnosed, a treatment plan will be discussed which may include medical therapy or surgery. If your pet requires radiation therapy or other medical or surgical treatment, your pet may be referred to an oncologist in the area.

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

Cruciate (ACL) Repair

By |

Surgical options to repair your pet’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

One of the most common injuries to the knee of dogs is tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). When the anterior cruciate ligament is torn, the shin bone (tibia) slides forward with respect to the thigh bone (femur), and this movement is know as a positive drawer sign. Most dogs with this injury experience pain and limping.

The resulting instability damages the cartilage and surrounding bones and leads to osteoarthritis. To reduce pain and prevent osteoarthritis, it is important to stabilize this joint with one of several surgical options.The veterinarians at Countryside Veterinary Clinic will discuss surgical options with you and some of those surgical options can be performed here at Countryside!

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

self-service dog wash - Countryside Veterinary Clinic

Self-Service Dog Wash

By |

Get your pet clean and have a little fun!

Our Self-Service Dog Wash is available for your use! Choose from a selection of shampoos and use our brushes, towels and nail trimmers. Next, towel dry or use our forced air blower to further dry, remove undercoat, and fluff! Then leave the mess to us!

Please call to ensure our bathing area is available and note that your pet must be up to date on all contagious disease vaccinations to be in our bathing facility.

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

Fully Stocked Pharmacy

By |

Fully Stocked Pharmacy

We stock a wide range of the best veterinary pharmaceuticals in the animal healthcare field. We also work with local pharmacies to compound prescriptions for easier administration for your pet. If you need to refill a prescription, please call ahead, 410-461-2400, so we can fill your prescription and have it ready when you get there!

Euthanasia Services

By |

Euthanasia Services

Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. Our veterinarians and healthcare professionals work with clients to ensure their pet’s comfort and dignity. We also provide private cremation with return of ashes and Paw Prints of Remembrance.

Home Euthanasia

By |

Just like any member of our family, we never want to see our pet suffer. We can examine your pet to help you understand your options, and when all other options have been explored and the decision is made to say good-bye, we’ll do our best to make the process as stress free as possible – for both you and your pet.

It is important that you and your pet are in a comfortable, private environment of your choosing. Euthanasia is a service that is available in your home, or in a location of your choosing. Sedation will be administered prior to performing the euthanasia so that your pet is at ease and free of fear. We can discuss pet cremation services and other available options.

The decision to euthanize is difficult – even if it is a gift of love to let your pet go with peace and dignity. We are here to help you through this transition, and make the process easier for you.

Veterinary Specialist Referrals

By |

Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Pet Health Resources

By |

pet health resources - Countryside Veterinary Clinic

Learn more about pet health with these great resources!

(Note: these resources are NOT a substitute for a veterinary appointment.)

Are you interested in learning more about a disease, illness, or condition? Would you like to know more about a medication? Are you looking for more information or advice about nutrition or behavior? We are always here to discuss these topics and more.

Sometimes you may want to investigate or explore on your own. Considering the wide availability of information on the Internet, it can be difficult to differentiate between what’s trustworthy and what’s not. Here are some trusted sources:

www.veterinarypartner.com

 

Pet Health Library

1. Animal Health: A veterinary-trusted source for accurate pet health information. www.veterinarypartner.com

2. ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC):  Your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control

3.  Cat Community:  Powered by the American Association of Feline Practitioners this group strives to provide the very best care for their cat. www.catfriendly.com

4. American Heartworm Society: The latest information about heartworm disease in dogs and cats: www.heartwormsociety.org/

5. Microchipping: Official Home Again website and membership program: www.homeagain.com/

6. AVMA Pet Food Recalls This page shows recalls and alerts announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and/or manufacturers. https://www.avma.org/news/issues/recalls-alerts/pages/pet-food-safety-recalls-alerts.aspx

7. Rainbow Bridge: Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members. www.rainbowsbridge.com

Pet Health Videos

We love sharing information about veterinary medicine! Please call us at 410 461-2400!

Call now to make an appointment

410-461-2400

Pet Boarding

By |

Going out of town? We’ll take care of your pets while you’re gone.

pet boarding in Ellicott City, MDAre you planning a vacation? Do you need to go out of town on business? Are you concerned that you will not be able to find someone trustworthy to care for your pet while you are away? If you need to travel and cannot take your pet along, take advantage of our pet boarding services and have your best friend stay with us!

Our friendly staff will take great care of your furry friends!

Our professional and friendly staff takes great care of our pet guests. We understand that each pet is unique, and we will make every effort to ensure that your pet is safe, happy, and healthy during his or her stay with us. We will treat your pet with compassion and care, and we will provide individualized tender loving care until you return! Our canine guests receive playtime outside on our artificial turf playground area with a human companion and selected canine pals. Our feline guests reside in their own cat condo in a quiet and stress free environment.

Does your pet have special needs? No problem!

Does your pet have special needs, health issues, medication, or a special diet? Do you have special requests? We strive to make your pet’s stay as happy as possible, while alleviating any stress you may be feeling about leaving your pet while you travel. Call to learn more about our pet boarding services, or to schedule your pet’s stay, 410- 461-2400.

Our pet boarding facilities are just as good as home. Call now.

We take great pride in our attention to cleanliness and in providing the highest quality care to each pet that stays with us. We welcome your questions about our pet boarding facilities and policies and are eager answer any questions you may have.

Call now to schedule pet boarding

410-461-2400