Dentistry and Surgical Services

Dentistry:

Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. Left untreated, oral disease can have a damaging effect on organs throughout the body including the heart, liver and kidneys.  At FVH we routinely inspect the oral health of our patients to ensure identification of the disease in its early stages.  Proper training with at-home care, in addition to regularly scheduled professional cleanings (beware of anesthesia free dentistry!), can greatly increase and extend your pets quality of life.

Check out our blog entry on why dentistry at FVH is not just a teeth cleaning.

FVH Dental Care Handout

Did you know?

  • An astounding 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS).
  • Periodontal disease is a common problem in dogs, particularly smaller breeds.
  • Cats can develop painful resorptive lesions. Studies show that about 28 percent of domestic cats develop at least one of these painful lesions during their lifetime.

At Fairhaven Vet, we have invested in the latest dental radiology equipment to identify periodontal disease in its earliest phases. Our fully anesthetized complete oral health exam, assessment and treatment (COHAT) includes digital imaging at no additional charge.

Surgical Services:

In addition to routine surgical procedures, like spays and neuters, our team of veterinarians are well equipped to perform a variety of complex procedures such as:

  • External and Internal Mass Resections
  • Oral Surgery and Extractions
  • Abscess Repairs
  • Entropion Correction
  • Elongated Soft Palate Reduction
  • Various Orthopedics to include Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • And Many Other Procedures

We have a dedicated and well trained surgical team that utilizes the latest anesthetic agents, pain management strategies, pulse-oximetry, body warmers and blood pressure monitoring devices.  Our Veterinarians and licensed LVT nursing staff constantly monitor your pet from morning check-in until discharge from the hospital in the evening.  At Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital, all team members are required to attend yearly continuing education seminars to keep abreast of the latest advancements in surgical techniques and anesthesia. In addition, we believe firmly in proper pain control at all times for your pet and that is why we include all pre and post-op pain medications in our pricing. This is to ensure we are always providing optimum care, resulting in the best outcome for your loved one each and every time.