We believe that pets compliment and become an integral part of our family unit. We want to support everyone’s belief in maintaining a healthy, happy family. Regularly scheduled, preventative care visits with your veterinarian are hallmark to achieve many years of disease-free happiness. Abundant research is available that points to significant cost savings over the life of a pet when wellness visits are performed every six months. As pets age significantly faster than people, somewhere between 4-9 years for every one human year, twice-annual visits allow the veterinarian to identify any potential issues early. Early identification of problems means earlier treatment, which significantly lowers the associated costs. Early identification of potential problems also means adding years to your pet’s life…all a means to a happy family.

When your pet presents to AV Veterinary Center, we offer a variety of diagnostic laboratory procedures that are available right in house.

These procedures include:

  • FPL (feline pancreatic lipase)
  • CPL (canine pancreatic lipase)
  • Parvo (parvo antigen)
  • Canine 4DX (Heartworm, Borellia Burgorfer (Lyme), Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma)
  • Feline Combo (Heartworm, FIV, FeLV)
  • Giardia (giardia antigen)
  • Heartworm Antigen
  • Pt/aPTT (Prothrombin time, Activated partial thromboplastin time)
  • Blood Chemistries
  • CBC (complete blood count)
  • T-4 (thyroid)
  • CCrP (C-Reactive Protien)
  • SAA (Serum Amyloid A)
  • Fructosamine
  • Blood Gas (PH, pCO2, pO2, Hct, Na+, K+, Ca+, Cl-, Glu, Lac, Crea)
  • Dermatophyte test medium (fungal medium- ringworm)
  • PCV (packed cell volume)
  • TP (total Protein)
  • Blood films with RBC morphology and WBC differential
  • Ear Cytology
  • Skin Scrape
  • Urinalysis with microscopic evaluation
  • Fecal exam

Other services offered in general medicine include:

  • Surgery
  • Dental procedures
  • Ophthalmology including tonometry
  • Dermatology
  • Nutrition (Diet plans, Prescription diets, Vitamins and supplements)