Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer the following wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: The VetBus is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pet's complete health care needs.
Surgical Services: Our state-of-the-art sterile surgical suite provides an ideal environment for general surgical procedures. We emphasize spays and neuters (sterilization of females and males, respectively) and perform general surgical procedures, such as mass removals, wound repairs, and eyelid abnormality repairs to list just a few examples. For orthopedic procedures or more complex surgeries, we will gladly refer you to a local board-certified veterinary surgeon.
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment and highly trained staff, the patient's vital signs are monitored closely during all anesthetic procedures.
Professional Dentistry: Our dental services include professional anesthetic dental cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions, and minor oral surgery.
Dental Radiology Services: Our on-site, mobile, modern dental X-ray equipment provides high-quality digital dental X-rays to facilitate accurate diagnosis of oral disease and any dental abnormalities.
Electrocardiography (ECG) Services: We provide ECG services (to monitor patients' heart rate and heart rhythm) on-site and can recommend consultations with local board-certified veterinary cardiologists if needed.
Laboratory: We can obtain blood, urine, and fecal samples and submit them to an external veterinary laboratory for evaluation.
Permanent Identification: We offer tattooing (only while under anesthesia) and microchip identification.
Pharmacy: We maintain a basic inventory of pet pharmaceuticals to meet the needs of your pet and can order medications or write prescriptions for our patients on request. Note: it is required by law that a veterinarian-patient relationship exist before we can prescribe medications for your pet.
Individualized Flea Control and Heartworm Prevention Programs: 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 while preventing heartworm infections.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems, such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling, and aggression. For more complicated cases, we can refer to a board-certified veterinary bahaviorist.
Emergency Care: Please call the following numbers for after-hours emergencies:
North County: California Veterinary Specialists (760) 431-2273
Sorrento Valley: Veterinary Specialy Hospital (858) 759-7500
San Diego: VCA Hotel Circle: (619) 299-2400
East County: Animal Medical Center: (619) 444-4246