North Carrollton Veterinary Hospital

1839 E. Frankford Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007

(972)492-0431

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Preventative Medicine: Annual examinations are vital in identifying possible problems that may afflict your pet. Since your dog or cat age quicker than we do, (1 year of a dog or cat's life is equivalent to 7-9 years of a human), it is important to perform physical examinations at least once a year. Vaccinations help keep your pet's immune system ready to fight off specific types of infection. A pet's lifestyle and risk factors will vary from animal to animal, so ask our doctors which vaccinations are recommended for your pet.

Surgery: Elective surgeries such as neutering and spaying are our most common procedures. Many future problems can be avoided by having your pet altered at an early age. Emergency surgeries are also performed here regularly and all surgery cases are supervised closely while under anesthesia by anesthetic nurses, blood oxygen level meters and heart monitors. The anesthetic gas, isoflurane, is very safe and is the same inhalant anesthetic used in most human hospitals.

Radiology: Our x-ray department allows us to assess many orthopedic and soft tissue problems rapidly and accurately. This greatly aids in making treatment evaluations when time is of the essence.

Endoscopy: The fiberoptic scope gives us the advantage of visualizing areas of the gastrointestinal tract without having to perform surgery. Many times a diagnosis and a treatment can be established at the same time by performing this procedure.

Ultrasound: The use of this non- invasive diagnostic tool allows us to assess the heart and abdominal organs much better. Ultrasound is the only way to visualize the internal structure of many organs (aside from MI and CAT scans) without having to perform surgical biopsies.

Laboratory: An in house blood analysis machine is essential for, not only obtaining blood chemistry values in emergency situations, but also for convenient same day preoperative blood panels. Urine and stool examinations are also performed routinely by our technical staff.

Cytology: The ability to quickly determine the need for immediate biopsies based on the microscopic appearance of cells, can make a difference in the ultimate outcome of many cancer cases. We can also more effectively select the best type of medication used in treating infections by microscopically identifying the type of causative organism.

Glaucoma Testing:
The acquisition of an instrument called a Tonopen, allows us to identify those dogs and cats that may be afflicted with glaucoma. Glaucoma is an abnormal increase in the pressure within the eye and can cause acute, non-reversible blindness. Early recognition is paramount in the successful management of this disease