Medical & Surgical Services at Hoboken Animal Hospital
The Hoboken Animal Hospital offers an extensive array of medical and surgical services. Our veterinarians have access to the most contemporary veterinary diagnostic equipment which allows us to successfully diagnose and treat most common companion pet diseases. The hospital is staffed and equipped to perform routine surgeries on a daily basis. These surgeries include spays, neuters, dentistry and feline declaws. Our surgeons also have the experience and expertise to perform intestinal surgery, bladder surgery, lump removals and many other surgical procedures. Please call or e-mail the hospital for more information.
Spay & Neuter: To encourage and facilitate the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats, we are please to provide special pricing on these important surgicial services for healthy young dogs and cats. Please call or e-mail for more information.
Dentistry: We encourage all pet owners to practice thorough regular at home dental care such as brushing teeth. In addition we recommend annual oral exams for all dogs & cats and recommend in-hospital dental cleaning as necessary. To encourage pet owners to do dentals on their pets, we offer special pricing on routine dentistry for most patients. Please call or e-mail the hospital for more information.
MLS Laser Therapy: Reduce Pain, Relieve Inflammation, Restore Mobility. Hoboken Animal Hospital is proud to offer MLS Laser Therapy as an effective, proven, pain free treatment option for our clients who want to ease their pet's pain and inflammation. This comfortable, safe therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that quickly reduce inflammation and swelling in tissues that are exposed to the laser.
Conditions Treated with MLS Laser Therapy: Arthritis Pain, Post-Op & Wound Healing, Tendonitis, Hip Dysplasia, Inflamed Ears, Lick Granuloma, Disc Disease, Joint & Hock Pain, Lamness, Laminitis, Sinusitis and much more.
How it Works: Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to the MLS laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced, there is a lessening of pain. In simple terms, laser energy kicks starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery. There are no known negative side effects.
Relief of Chonic pain such as arthritis
Relief of acute pain, such as trauma or injury
Strong anti-inflammatory effect
Stimulates healing of damaged tissue
Speeds recovery of the structural integrity of injured region
Improvement of local blood circulation
Postoperative pain relief and faster wound healing
Your Pet Will Thank You Most patients see positive results in one to three treatments. Acute conditions can subside with as few as one set of treatments. Chronic conditions can be managed with regular monthly treatments. Often, pain medications can be reduced or eliminated after MLS Laser Therapy treatment.
Laser Surgery: We are proud to offer laser surgery as a progressive new option for our clients who want the safest and least painful treatment for their pets. This is how it works: A laser is an intense beam of light. Using an instrument that allows it to be precisely controlled, the laser replaces the traditional scalpel. Laser energy instantly vaporizes the water found in tissues, allowing it to "cut" or essentially remove an extremely small area of tissue. The energy seals nerve endings and blood vessles as it moves through the tissue, resulting in less bleeding, less pain, and virturally no trauma to surrounding tissue. Consult with our veterinarians and discuss whether laser surgery is the best option for your pet.
Benefits of Laser Surgery:
Less Pain: The laser seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue. Your pet will feel less pain after surgery.
Less Bleeding: The laser seals small blood vessls during surgery, resulting in less bleeding and quicker procedures.
Less Swelling: With laser technology, only light comes into contact with the tissue, causing minimal swelling.
Extreme Precision: The laser enables your surgeon to only affect or remove the target tissue, leaving the healthy surrounding tissue untouched.
Reduced Risk of Infection: The high heat of laser energy kills bacteria and microorganisms as it moves through diseased areas, reducing the chance of infection.
Quicker Recovery: For all of the above reasons, your pet is likely to feel less discomfort after surgery, and return home to normal activities sooner.
Recommended Procedures for Laser Surgery: Declaw, Spay, Neuter, Tumor Removal, Skin Tags, Cyst Removal, Soft Palate Procedures, Gingival & Dental Surgery and much more.
Cryosurgery: It is the application is extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. It is used to treat a number of diseases and disorders, mainly skin conditions. Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive procedure which is often preferred to more traditional kinds of surgery because of its minimal pain and the ability to use this procedure on awake animals. Warts, moles, skin tags and small skin cancers are all candidates for cryosurgical treatment.
Laboratory Services: We have an on site veterinary laboratory that can provide comprehensive blood test results within fifteen minutes. This service is especially valuable for emergency situations or for pre-anesthetic screens.
Radiology: Hoboken Animal Hospital is equipped with a state of the art digital x-ray system. Our TruDr Digital Detector is the highest resolution, large format, Medical Grade Flat Panel receptor available in veterinary medicine. The resulting highest quality images are then interpreted by our staff of veterinarians or by consulting board certified radiologists.
Ultrasound: Our hospital is equipped with a portable on-site ultrasound unit. Ultrasonography is a diagnostic medical imaging technique used to visualize many internal organs. It can assess their size, structure, and pathological lesions. In most instances ultrasonographic examinations can be performed on awake veterinary patients. Images can be immediately assessed by a veterinarian. For more challenging cases the images we obtain can be assessed by a consulting board certified radiologist.
Pulse Oximeter: This instrument monitors arterial blood oxygen saturation in a non-invasive manner. Pulse oximetry can provide early and hence valuable information regarding problems in the delivery of oxygen to tissue. We use this instrument to monitor patients during routine anesthetic procedures or to spot check clinically ill animals.
Tonopen: This is a hand held instrument that obtains fast and accurate readings of intraoccular pressure on awake dogs and cats. This instrument allows veterinarians to diagnose and treat glaucoma and uveitis, two common and potentially serious eye diseases.
Doppler Blood Pressure Systems: The Doppler is the preferred instrument for obtaining non-invasive, painless, accurate systolic readings in awake dogs and cats. All geriatric pets should be checked routinely for high blood pressure.
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