Upon you arrival you will check in at the front desk. To the right of the desk is a few over-the-counter products as well as prescription diets for your dog or cat.
Pharmacy and Laboratory
Our in-house laboratory allows us to obtain rapid accurate test results. Thus, allowing us to treat your pet more efficiently. We have a small pharmacy for patients requiring medications. For convenience, we have an online store. You can now order refill prescriptions and foods online and have them delivered right to your front door.
Monitors and Anesthesia Machine
Based on your pet's overall health, we can customize the general anesthesia. We have the capability to use Isoflurane or Sevoflurane. When a pet receives general anesthesia we designate a member of our staff to closely monitor their vital signs. To aid the staff in this monitoring, we have a machine that allows us to view the electrical activity of the heart, Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Carbon Dioxide, Oxygen Saturation, Respiratory Rate and Body Temperature. Based on these results and physical status will determine the amount of general anesthesia your pet will receive.
Our surgery suite is a limited access area. We perform surgeries with individual sterile packs for each patient. A lower bacteria environment is healthier for your pet and their recovery.
We have the opportunity to use the surgical laser in the majority of our surgeries. This means, it reduces the bleeding when an incision is made to reduce the amount of blood that is lost. It cauterizes the nerve endings so the procedure is less painful for your pet. The end result is a speedy recovery from surgery.
This dental machine allows the members of our staff to perform the different stages in dentistry. This unit has its own air-compressor. The pressured irrigation of the ultra-sonic scaler to the low-speed polisher is the used to achieve the basic level of dental care. The lite high-speed hand piece allows us to surgically cut the multi-rooted teeth on patients for lower impact extractions. For convenience, we use the pressured air/water irrigation piece to flush the excess debris from your pets mouth.
Before Dental Cleaning
Every patient requiring a dental procedure has a trachea tube placed so we control the airway and prevent debris from being inhaled. We pack the back of each patients throat, to prevent inhalation of excess tartar and debris. For the staffs safety, an oral rinse is used to reduce the bacteria in the pet's mouth. Each pet has the pocket depth around the teeth measured to determine the amount of bone loss, necessary extractions and areas requiring special attention. Pet's over the age of 3 years, 70% have some for of periodontal disease!!!!!!
Hand scaling follows the ultrasonic scaling. Two polishes are used to remove some staining and smooth the surface of the teeth. Once the polishing is completed, we apply a sealant to the outsides of the teeth. When your pet is picked up later that afternoon, we discuss the findings in your pets mouth. You receive a chart of the teeth and areas that maybe of concern. We will create a home dental care plan to help you keep your pets mouth sparkling.
Our radiographs are digital and can be viewed almost instantly. Digital radiographs allows the contrast to be adjusted and to zoom in on an area of concern. It is less stress for your pet because of the lower quantity of retakes and development of films. We can email the radiographs to a radiologist for evaluation and the results could be back within hours. This an important for decisions concerning your pets health.
Dr. Berry is proud of his staff at Lynden Veterinary Hospital. We will take care of your pets every need. Just ask Michelle, Kari, Elizabeth, Marlene and Laura.
Iguanas can range in color and sizes.