We here at SMAH strive to provide best medicine for your best friends. We are a fully-functional animal hospital and offer a wide range of services to meet all of your needs. Please preview our services and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get ahold of us!
We offer full dental services for your furry friend. We perform dental exams at every physical in addition to recommending dental chews and/or dental cleanings when needed.
When it is time for a dental cleaning, we use anesthesia to ensure your pet is not stressed. We remove all the tartar and debris, leaving them with a bright, sparkling smile. If at that time any teeth need to be removed, we will do so and make sure we use the good pain medications so your pet is always comfortable!
We are very proud to offer dental x-rays for our dental procedures. This is a very significant part of a dental exam and can diagnose dental conditions without invasive measures and before they even cause symptoms!
SURGERY & ANESTHESIA
We have a fully equipped surgical suite designed for the comfort and safety of your pet. We perform a wide array of surgical procedures ranging from the routine neuter to more advanced abdominal surgeries. In our surgical suite, your pet will never be left alone and will always be on an electronic monitoring system. This ensures they receive the best care for their needs. It also allows us to consistently monitor all of their vital signs and minimize the risks.
We also have laser surgical equipment, see right. It is very specialized equipment that uses laser technology instead of a scalpel. What does that mean for our patients and clients? Significantly less surgical pain and much faster recovery time!!
Most surgeries even go home that same day! If they do need to stay the night, or longer, we clear it with you first. See below at “In-patient Care”.
We frequently have to house patients in-clinic for overnight stays or longer for continued medical treatments. We always clear this with you first, to ensure that all of us are on the same page. They have their own space all to themselves to stay nice and cozy! Any bedding or toys from home can come with them and stay in their kennel. Want to come see them if they stay a little while? Absolutely! Give us a call and we can schedule a visit so you can keep an eye on your furry friend!
We DO have staff that walks, waters, and feeds our patients on weekends as well as apply any medical treatment they need.
We have different rooms for cats, dogs, outdoor runs, and rescues. This ensures that each pet’s stress levels stay lower and we can tailor their experience to suit their needs!
Want to bring them a blanket or toy from home? That is great! It makes them more relaxed and we will even wash it for you if it becomes soiled. You can even have somebody stop by and visit them! Want us to give them an extra walk outside? No problem. We are here to make sure their stay with us is as comfortable as possible. Nervous about leaving your furry friend? Feel free to give us a call and schedule a time to view our boarding kennels.
Jane is our local groomer! She has fallen in love with Oklahoma over the years. In addition to being a groomer, she is also a licensed animal massage therapist. Massage therapy alleviates inflammation and pain in conditions such as arthritis or back pain, but it even works for anxiety! Massage therapy can reduce stress levels and help manage stress-related behavioral issues such as anxiety and separation concerns! She can make your pet look and feel fabulous. She is very experienced and can do any hair style you can come up with!
COLD LASER THERAPY
This is a cutting-edge technology that drastically decreases pain, reduces inflammation, and speeds up healing! It is most commonly used for surgical patients, pain management, and wound repair. It decreases inflammation and stimulates healing in the body in a short, non-invasive session or sessions.
What is it?
Veterinary laser therapy is an innovative tool that works similarly to other alternative therapies such as acupuncture or massage therapy with or without medications to decrease pain, reduce inflammation, and increase the speed of healing.
It uses specific wavelengths of light to cause photobiomodulation (the alteration of cellular and tissue physiology). The light is absorbed by the cell causing cell growth, cellular repair, and a decrease of inflammation.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BENEFIT FROM LASER THERAPY?
Many conditions can benefit from laser therapy such as:
- chronic arthritis
- spay/neuter patients
- tendon & ligament injuries
- chronic or acute ear infections
- oral surgery patients
- gingivitis secondary to a dental cleaning
- degenerative disc dachshunds
- cats: there are very few cat-safe pain medications
HOW DO YOU DO IT?
The picture to the right is of a standard laser therapy session. The laser is applied to the affected, painful area for a set amount of time, usually about ten minutes. Protective eyewear does have to be worn by everyone with eyeballs in the room.
You can actually see the animal relax over the course of the session. We cannot wait to share this new tool with all of you!
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound, is a form of non-invasive imaging that allows internal body structures to be seen using ultrasonic waves. Much like x-rays, animals do not necessarily need to be sedated to use it. Unlike x-rays, ultrasonic waves are not a health risk, they are even safe enough to be used in pregnant moms!
What is it used for?
Ultrasounds are used to evaluate and diagnose a variety of veterinary conditions:
- heart conditions
- urinary stones
- GI disease/obstruction
Ultrasounds are fantastic tools to diagnose and monitor pregnancies in animals, just like in people. We can get a firm diagnosis of pregnancy 35 days after conception.
The only drawback, we cannot count puppies on an ultrasound! We do have to take an x-ray for that!
Bladder stones are extremely common in our pets. They best way to diagnose them is using an ultrasound. As you can see to the right, bladder stones are usually quite visible on ultrasound, even the ones that don’t show up on x-ray!
The abdomen commonly needs further investigation for eating issues, health decline, cancer, trauma, etcetera.
To the left, you will see those areas of black. Those are areas of fluid. Free fluid like this is not normal in the abdomen. This is an example of a great time to use ultrasound because this could be cancerous fluid, blood from a car wreck, etc.