Our hospital hours are:
7am - 8pm Monday through Friday
7am - 6pm Saturday
8am - 6pm Sunday (We will be closed on Sundays, beginning June 17th, 2018)
Closed for all major holidays
In the event of an after-hours emergency, please call us at (757) 566-2224. Our answering service can then direct you to an overnight animal emergency hospital for further assistance.
Internal Medicine FAQs
- Diagnostic Imaging including: digital radiography, ultrasound, echocardiography,
- Flexible and rigid endoscopy
- Full in-house laboratory including blood chemistry, hematology, coagulation proﬁle, urinalysis, and cytology
- Full complement of external laboratories for advanced testing
- In-house pharmacy with full complement of oral and injectable medications to treat disease or symptoms
- Oxygen support
- Advanced Fluid Therapy
- Continuous patient monitoring including: electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure (indirect and direct arterial),oxygen saturation, temperature, and capnography (CO2 monitoring)
Respiratory Medicine - the study of the upper and the lower respiratory tract. Diseases include nasopharyngeal polyps and cancers, chronic rhinitis (inflammation), nasopharyngeal stenosis, laryngeal paralysis, collapsing trachea, tracheal hypoplasia (congenital disorder), fungal infections of the nasal passages and lungs, feline asthma, chronic bronchitis, and infectious pneumonias.
Endocrinology - the study of multiple glands of the body (parathyroid, thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, pituitary and hypothalamus glands). Common endocrine diseases include diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, adrenal tumors, hyper and hypoparathyroidism, hyper and hypothyroidism, Cushing's disease, Addison's disease, as well as excessive drinking and urinating.
Nephrology/Urology - the study of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, and urethra. Conditions that are diagnosed and treated include acute and chronic kidney failure, kidney and bladder stones, prostatitis and prostate cysts, bladder polyps, kidney infections, congenital kidney diseases, urinary incontinence and urethral/bladder/prostate cancer.
Hematology - dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the blood (containing red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, proteins, clotting agents) and its precursors. Diseases include hemophilia and congenital/hereditary diseases, bleeding disorders, hemolytic anemias (destruction of red blood cells by the animal's immune system caused by infectious agents), infectious and destructive platelet disorders, and bone marrow disorders.
Infectious Diseases — is the branch that aims to diagnose and treat infectious agents that may afflict cats and dogs. In certain instances, these diseases can be transmitted from one pet to another, from a vector (such as ticks) to animals, and even from pets to humans (zoonosis). Infectious diseases include: Leptospirosis, Influenza, Herpes, Lyme, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, and rickettsial agents, among others.
Physical Rehabilitation FAQs
Orthopedic injuries and repair such as cruciate disease
Spinal card injuries such as intervertebral disc disease
Wounds such as burns
Increasing strength and maintaining the condition of working, sporting, and agility dogs
Pet Loss FAQs
Once the decision has been made, we will be there to help council you on the options for care of your pet's remains.
It is your decision whether or not you would like to be present for the euthanasia. Often, an intravenous catheter will be placed in the leg of your pet. After this has been done, you may elect to spend some time with your pet in our private room. Once you are ready to proceed, the doctor will administer a sedative so that there can be no pain or discomfort. Once this has taken affect, a final injection will be given that will painlessly and peacefully allow your loved one to pass on. The doctor will examine your pet and conﬁrm that he or she is gone. We will then take care of your pet's remains according to your wishes.
Some choose to bury their pets at home, where this is permitted. You may also choose a private burial at a local pet cemetery.
Cremations are the most common choice. In this case, there are two options: remains can be returned to you or you may choose not to have the remains returned. We work with professionals who perform this service for our facility and will treat your loved ones with the care and respect they deserve.
Our ACAH Veterinarians are also available to perform in-home euthanasia if requested.
X-Ray – Endoscopy – Ultrasound FAQS
- Superior image quality.
- Faster study times (Approximately 4 secioonds to acquire each image)
- More efficient — more X-ray studies can be performed in less time
- Less anxiety for the animal from reduction in study time
- Allows for superior image manipulation
- Instantaneous viewing on all computers in the hospital
Applications for ultrasound include:
- Evaluation of the abdominal organs, including the stomach, liver, spleen, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, lymphatic system, kidneys, urinary tract, and endocrine organs
- Pregnancy evaluation
- Imaging of thoracic and abdominal masses
- Imaging of fluid accumulation in the abdomen or thorax
- Imaging of the neck, including thyroid and parathyroid glands
- Imaging of blood vessels and flow, in and around the heart, and throughout the body
- Imaging of the eye (for masses and retinal detachment)
- Assessment of internal injuries after trauma (called an AFAST/TFAST scan)
- Minimally invasive techniques to obtain samples of organs for diagnosis of illnesses and cancers (fine needle aspirates, ultrasound-guided biopsies and cystocentesis, gall bladder secretions)
Ventricular septal defects
AV valve dysplasia
Patent ductus arteriousus
Heart based masses
Advanced feline restrictive cardiomyopathy
Right to left shunts
Atrial septal defects
AV valve stenoses
Coronary artery defects
Occult dilated cardiomyopathy
Persistent left cranial vena cava
Canine hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Feline diastolic dysfunction