Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's teeth. At the Springbank Pet Hospital we use a modern and safe ultrasonic scaler to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Our trained dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. A fluoride treatment is then applied to the teeth to help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
Springbank Pet Hospital is also able to provide Digital Dental Radiology. Many conditions can be missed without dental X- rays. High resolution Digital Dental Radiographs show the tooth pulp, roots, crown and surrounding bone of each tooth with dramatic clarity. This information helps our doctors uncover hidden conditions such as tooth abscesses, cavities, resorptive lesions and fractures which can cause pain in your pet. Often the owner is not aware of the problem since most animals will continue to eat.
Hospice / Euthanasia
Saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet's comfort and dignity. Services include taking care of the remains as directed by the client, memorial clay paw prints and personalized urns.
Here at Springbank Pet Hospital, we take your pets health very seriously. All patients are carefully screened for safety and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical services and facilities include a board certified surgeon available for consultation; fully equipped surgical suite, fully trained veterinary and technical staff to ensure the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures for your pet. We provide warming systems for greater comfort of the patients; advanced sterilization techniques and anesthetic monitoring equipment; intensive after surgery care and full blood testing.
Our sister clinic, Airdrie Animal Hospital offers laser surgery as an alternative option for the best care. Ask us for details!
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery.
We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field.
Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. We use Digital Radiography (DR) technology that provides high resolution X-ray images at a low radiation dose most often encountered with film.
Dgital x-rays have the advantages of rapid image acquisition as well as a vastly superior quality when compared to other x-ray systems. We are able to view the images from different computers throughout the hospital. Another benefit is that x-rays can be electronically sent for viewing by a Radiology Specialist if this is indicated. Unlike in human medicine, our technologists are always in the room with your pet. This means that your pet is never alone while the x-rays are being taken.
Dr. Dand developed a special interest in behavior when he worked for a year with one of the few board certified behaviorists in North America. He can work with you to make sure you have the best relationship with your pet.
Raising a young puppy or kitten can be challenging. We help owners learn more about animal behavior so they can build a strong bond with their pets. If any questions or concerns arise, our staff are more than willing to help in any way they can.
Immunization and Wellness Care
We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our Wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include: Comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heart-worm and flea control; vaccination program; spay and neuter package; and specialized blood tests for all life stages.
We cover all areas of internal medicine, including:
Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.
Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States and now this ground breaking therapy is at Springbank Pet Hospital.
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. We tailor our pain management protocols specifically for each patient and circumstance.
Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.