Consultations are preferably by appointment, although we welcome walk-in and drop-off patients as we know that emergencies cannot be predict. We usually see a maximum of 4 clients per hour. This way, we can see you promptly and have ample time to complete the clinical examination and discuss the result with you.
All patients should have at least one annual health check. A yearly exam can often pick up problems early, so that treatment can be started before a condition becomes serious. Vaccination may be given at this time. For older animals, we recommend check-ups every six months. Pets taking medication for an extended period of time or with specific illnesses may require check-ups every three months.
Vaccinating your pet
Make sure you protect your pets and keep them safe by keeping up to date with their vaccinations.
In the past many animals became severely ill because of diseases which, thanks to vaccination, are now rarely seen. Although these diseases are now less common, they have not been completely eradicated.
Ultrasound scanning is a painless procedure that uses high frequency sound waves (inaudible to humans) to produce images of structures within the body. When sound waves are aimed into the body, some are absorbed by body tissues and others bounce back. The sound waves that bounce back are measured by the ultrasound machine and are transformed into an image of a particular body area.
We have a well-equipped radiology suite which enables us to produce good quality radiographs over a wide range of patients, from a small kitten or pup, to the largest of the dog breeds.
X-rays are a very useful and non-invasive way of diagnosing problems in your pet. We are able to do plain X-rays to diagnosed pregnancy, bladder stones, arthritis, pneumonia, gastrointestinal foreign bodies and contrast X-rays such as barium swallows, intravenous pyelograms and urethrograms to diagnosed problems in the muscle contraction and the normal flow of urine and food.
Radiographs are also used in the diagnosed of orthopedic diseases (fractures, bone irregularities ligament ruptures, etc). In these cases pet’s placement is very important and therefore sedation is required in the majority of the cases.
Sherbourne Animal Hospital is equipped with the most modern in-house blood testing facilities available that enable us to obtain accurate blood results in less than an hour. This gives us results straight away for acutely ill animals, and enables us to care for your pet more promptly and effectively. We also use an external laboratory for less common blood and body tissue analyses which are collected daily by courier ensuring rapid reporting of results.