General Veterinary and Diagnostic Care
At Van Meter Veterinary Clinic, your pet’s best health is our #1 goal, and we know you want the best medical care for your pet, especially when your pet is ill or injured. We have the expertise and advanced medical equipment to diagnose and care for your pet for most medical conditions, from emergencies to routine checkups to treatment of chronic disease.
General Veterinary Care
When your pet is not feeling well, Van Meter Veterinary Clinic is committed to diagnosing and treating your pet’s disease. We utilize our experience and advanced technology to analyze your pet’s health condition. It is our goal to accurately diagnose your pet’s disease and begin appropriate treatment as soon as possible. We will help you find the answers to your pet’s medical conditions and improve your pet’s quality of life.
Commonly diagnosed medical problems such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and thyroid disease can be treated with the most current medical or surgical protocols. If your pet needs special care, we will consult with a board-certified specialist. If your pet needs hospitalization, we are staffed with a team of loving, compassionate and trained technicians that will assist our veterinarians in the care of your pet.
Monitored Care of Chronic Diseases
If your pet has been diagnosed with a chronic disease, we will also perform the treatment and monitoring that is needed to keep your pet healthy. We will make diet recommendations, recommend changes in your pet’s medications and treatments, recommend a monitoring schedule, and consult with board-certified specialists if your pet is not responding appropriately to the treatments.
Our veterinarians can diagnose and treat heart conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and valvular disorders. To diagnose your pet’s condition, we will examine his or her full medical history, and perform diagnostic testing such as blood work evaluation, chest x-rays, EKG, and an echocardiogram. These tools can help us confirm the presence of an underlying heart problem and assess the severity of the condition.
If you suspect that your pet may be experiencing a cardiovascular condition, please call us right away to schedule an appointment.
Allergies in dogs and cats are treatable conditions that often show up as skin or ear problems. We will work closely with you to diagnose, treat, and monitor any skin, ear, nail, or foot problem your pet may have. We are here to help your pet with problems such as diseases of the skin, dog or cat ear infections or immune-mediated problems. Please give us a call if your dog or cat is scratching or you suspect your pet of having an ear infection.
Signs to Watch for in your Pet
It is common to assume these signs are a normal part of your dog or cat’s aging process; however, they may indicate underlying disease. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please give us a call and have your pet evaluated:
- Loss of appetite, Decreased appetite
- Weight loss/gain
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Increased drinking or urination
- Inappropriate urination or defecation (indoors)
- Difficulty rising, walking, or climbing stairs
- Confusion, disorientation, anxiety, or changes in sleep patterns
- New lumps or bumps
- Shaking head
- Foul smelling ears
- Foul breath
- Eye or nose discharge
- Wounds that are not healing
- Any other sudden or progressive change you note in your pet’s attitude or behaviors