Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination (more frequently if illness or old age are a factor). Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems.
We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:
Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets’ complete health care needs.
Dr. Barningham has practiced surgery for more than 26 years, including spays, neuters, mass removals, abdominal surgeries and splenectomies.
We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety. Using the most modern equipment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. All surgery patients receive IV catheters and IV fluid therapy.
We offer referrals to internal medicine specialists who perform ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures and help us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
We offer high definition digital radiography and early referral to a radiologist for more difficult cases.
We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.
Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
We recommend and offer microchip identification.
We maintain a large inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including weight management.
We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression. In severe cases, we can recommend specialists who deal with difficult behavioral issues.
Sara Bathalon, a certified groomer, is available for washing, drying, cutting, clipping and brushing of your dogs. Cats can be bathed, groomed and clipped if cooperative. If necessary and requested, we can groom pets under anesthesia. Sara works by appointment only every other Friday.
We will respond to any emergency presented at our hospital during our open hours. After hours and on Sundays, please call (802) 863-2387 for Burlington Emergency Veterinary Services. They are located in Williston on Commerce Street and offer 24 hour emergency care, servicing all the local veterinarians of Chittenden County and beyond.