Our Specialty Care
Just as your physician may suggest that you see a specialist, your veterinarian may recommend that your pet see a veterinary specialist. The veterinary specialists and staff at East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center are dedicated to providing clients and patients with the highest quality veterinary specialty and emergency services.
Our specialty services include surgery, dermatology, physical rehabilitation, dentistry, ultrasound imaging and cardiology. Services are by appointment only and require a referral form from your regular veterinarian. Pets are generally referred for advanced therapy or diagnostics that are unavailable to general practitioners, or for a second opinion on difficult or unusual cases. Our specialists are available by appointment only.
Specialty Care Practice Areas
- Canine Physical Rehabilitation
- Internal Medicine
East End Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art surgical department capable of meeting your pet's medical needs. Our surgeons perform a wide variety of veterinary surgical procedures on a daily basis. The following is a list of some of the surgeries we perform.
- External Skeletal Fixation
- Bone Plating
- IM Pin/Circlage
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
- Extracapsular Prosthesis
- Patella luxation
- Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)
- Femoral Head Ostectomy
- Ligament/Tendon reconstruction
- Management of Osteoarthritis
- Sacroiliac luxation
Soft Tissue Surgery
- Liver Surgery
- Gall Bladder Surgery
- Laryngeal Surgery
- Tracheal Surgery
- Total Ear Canal Ablasions (TECA)
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Gastrodilitation Volvulus
- Lung Lobectomy
- Pectus Excavatum
- Perineal Urethrostomy (PU)
Oncology & Skin Surgery
- Tumor Excision
- Reconstructive Techniques
- Excisional/Incisional Biopsies
- Skin Flaps
- Skin Grafts
- Dorsal Laminectomy
- Lumbosacral Decompression
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Dr. White-Weithers is able to treat the following conditions and perform the following procedures:
- Allergy Testing and Treatment
- Skin Parasites
- Skin Infections
- Skin Biopsies
- Chronic or Recurrent Ear Infections
- Diseases of the Feet, Footpads, and Nails
- Autoimmune Skin Diseases
- Endocrine (Hormonal) Diseases
Just as people need physical therapy for various orthopedic and neurological conditions, so do canine companions. By providing a comfortable and caring atmosphere geared towards helping animals find balance and good health, we strive to increase the speed of recovery from surgery, injury and disease. By increasing mobility, flexibility and minimizing pain we improve the quality of life for your pet.
All rehabilitation sessions are conducted by certified canine rehabilitation practitioners Sandra Dowd and Dara Fee. Our rehabilitation treatments are tailored to meet each pet's individual needs. We can also create a specially-tailored home care plan for your pet.
Conditions that benefit from physical rehabilitation include:
- Post-surgical recovery
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Cruciate ligament rupture
- Luxated patella
- Intervertebral disk disease
- Degenerative myelopathy
- Fibrocartilaginous embolism
- Wobblers disease
- Chronic arthritis
- Chronic dsease
- Quality of life care
- Nutritional Counseling
- Nutritional Counseling
- Weight Management
- Range of Motion
- Aquatic Therapy
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
- Proprioception Exercises
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Massage Therapy
- Low-Level Laser Therapy (Cold Laser)
Our certified nutritional counselors will evaluate your pet's overall health and create a nutritional program tailored to achieve hoptimal health and wellness. We will assist you in achieving and maintaining an ideal body weight for your pet.Back to list
Obesity is one of the most common comditions among older pets. Because many older pets experience decreased muscle mass and arthritis, obesity can cause ambulatory difficulties. Weight loss results in less joint pain, improved mobility and a decreased need for medication to treat arthritis.
Aquatic therapy is ideal for aiding in weight loss. The buoyancy of the warm water allows your pet to exercise in a pain-free environment.Back to list
Stretching is vital to maintain good range of motion around a joint. If a patient has stiff joints, normal activities such as standing, walking and climbing stairs can be severely affected. By proper stretching, these functions can be preserved. After an injury or surgery, scar tissue forms, and soft-tissue contracts; this is when stretching is most important. Stretching takes tissue beyond its normal range of motion.Back to list
Range of motion (ROM) is the movement of a joint through its available range. ROM exercise helps prevent joint contracture and improves muscle flexibility and promotes blood flow.
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Using the natural properties of water (buoyancy, resistance and heat) the underwater treadmill provides a low impact workout. The buoyancy of warm water decreases the weight bearing on joints therefore minimizing pain during exercise.
Our state-of-the-art underwater treadmill is effective for improving:
- Muscle strength
- Weight loss
- Psychological well-being
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Neuromuscular stimulation is a proven therapy to aid in treating muscle spasms while improving muscle strength. NMES increases circulation which promotes healing. In addition, post surgical pain and swelling are controlled. Neuromuscular stimulation improves:
- Muscle strength
- Blood supply to the area that assists in healing
- Post-surgical pain and swelling
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Moist hot packs in several layers of towels are applied directly to the exposed area that needs treatment. The benefits of hot packs include: relaxation of tight muscles and tissues; deceased pain caused by muscle tension or spasms, and improved circulation to the affected tissue.Back to list
Cold packs are a frozen gel substance used to treat areas of pain and inflamation. The cold packs are wrapped in a wet towel and applied directly to the area in need of treatment. Cold packs aid in decreasing inflamation, swelling and pain.Back to list
Proprioception is the sense of knowing where a body part is in space. Proprioception training re-teaches the body to control the position of an injured joint. Cavaletties work on proprioception by providing a visual object for the patient to step over.
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Therapeutic exercise is an important method to assist in an animal's return to the best function possible. This pain free modality is used to improve balance, coordination and muscle strength. Common activities include: standing exercises, physio-ball work and controlled leash walks.Back to list
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive technique that produces deep heating of tissues. The thermal effects of ultrasound allow for increased muscle stretch, blood flow and decreases muscle spasm. Ultrasound aids in the treatment of many conditions, including tendonitis, bursitis joint contracture, wound healing and bone healing.Back to list
Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. There are several massage techniques that are used in physical rehabilitation to treat a variety of conditions.
Massage therapy has many benefits, including:
- Reduced pain and muscle tension
- Increased blood flow
- Improved oxygen supply
- Accelerated muscle recovery
- Relief of distress, anxiety and discomfort
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The low-level laser is a noninvasive therapy that promotes faster wound closure, reduction of scar formation and reduces pain. Low-level laser therapy is used to treat the following conditions:
- Muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Ulceration, open wound, and burns
- Post surgical and soft tissue trauma
- Joints injuries
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East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center is proud to offer our patients expert veterinary internal medicine provided by Nick Parente, DVM, ACVIM.
Internal medicine services we offer include:
- Guided Biopsy
- Guided Aspirate
- Internal Medicine Consultation
East End Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center is proud to partner with Dr. Donald DeForge, VMD, LLC, FAVD, FWAR for your pet's veterinary dental needs. We perform the following dental procedures at our facility:
- Digital Radiology Diagnostics with Telemedicine
- Treatment of Advanced / Chronic / Undiagnosed Periodontal Disease
- Feline Stomatitis / Oral Inflammatory Disease
- Advanced Oral Surgery and Exodontics
- Oral Orthopedics and Fracture Repair
- Oral Oncology and Oral Medicine in Cancer Patients
- Restorative Dentistry and Bonding
- Root Canal Therapy
- Crowns and Full Jacket Prosthodontics
- Orthodontia in Veterinary Dentistry
- Bone Implants
East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center utilizes the latest digital x-ray technology for all our patients. Digital radiology is beneficial for both you and your pet and we are pleased to provide this service.
Benefits Of Digital Radiology
For your pet: Digital radiographs are more detailed and of higher quality than film x-rays. The greater image quality allows for a faster, more accurate diagnosis. Digital x-rays can be sent easily by email to specialists and consultants for interpretation. In addition, digital x-rays are easier to take than film x-rays. This leads to less time on the x-ray table and less stress for your pet.
For you: Because the images are digital, your pet's x-rays can be copied to a disc and given to you to keep with your pet's medical records. Digital x-rays are easier to store than film x-rays and are more easily accessible.
EEVESC uses PetRays to interpret all radiographs taken at our hospital. PetRays is a state-of-the-art veterinary telemedicine consulting service staffed by a team of board-certified veterinary specialists.
After your pet's x-rays are taken, the images are transmitted to the veterinary radiology specialists at PetRays. These specialists are certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology and have years of specialized training in veterinary radiology. They interpret your pet's radiographs and develop a thorough, accurate diagnosis. A report is then transmitted back to us so that we may treat your pet.
The PetRays veterinary radiology specialists include:
- Dr. Anne Bahr, DVM, DACVR
- Dr. Helen Thomas, DVM, DACVR
- Dr. Wendy Fife, DVM, DACVR
- Dr. Marcie Halliday, DVM, DACVR
- Dr. Susan Kraft, DVM, DACVR
- Dr. Valerie Samii, DVM, DACVR
- Dr. Robert Cole, DVM, DACVR
- Dr. Jacob Rohleder, DVM, DACVR
- Dr. Eric Green, DVM, DACVR
East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center offers expert Veterinary Cardiology services by Jonathan C. Goodwin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology).
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and commonly occurs in pets all across our country. By some estimations, greater than 30% of geriatric dogs are affected by heart disease. Early diagnosis and expert treatment may improve your pets quality.
Cardiology services we offer include:
- Cardiology consultation
- Chest X Ray
- Pacemaker implantation ( coming soon)
- 24 hour ambulatory ECG (Holter) monitoring
East End Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center is now offering Acupuncture, an ancient and proven minimally invasive treatment modality for:
- Neurologic diseases
- Respiratory distress such as laryngeal paralysis
- Ambulatory deficits such as paralysis or paresis
- Chronic pain such as Arthritis