Archive for the Veterinary Services Category

Orthopaedic Surgery

A simple fracture, a complex bone plating or a complete knee reconstruction the surgical facilities at Alpine Animal Doctors are equipped to deal with even the most arduous of orthopaedic operations. The hospital undertakes surgery to deal with traumatic fractures, inherited orthopaedic conditions as well as developmental problems such as cruciate ligament ruptures, patellar luxation, and bony deformities of the limbs.

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Digital Radiography

Radiology (x-ray) is a crucial part of every veterinarian’s arsenal of diagnostic tools. The Radiology Suite at Alpine Animal Doctors is equipped to provide our clients with exceptional levels of radiography services. Our modern, fully digital x-ray equipment completely eliminates old-fashioned film, providing incredibly detailed images on a medical grade computer monitor.

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Ultrasound

At Alpine Animal Doctors we use modern, highly efficient full doppler colour ultrasound devices and have both fixed and mobile ultrasound available. Ultrasound is useful in far more conditions than its familiar role in pregnancy. Used together with digital radiology, baseline blood tests and urine analyses from our Pathology Lab, ultrasound provides an invaluable, safe, non-invasive diagnostic aid that is now a regular component of the thorough workups we provide for all of our patients.

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Endoscopy

Endoscopy allows us to look inside your pet’s body without the need for invasive surgery. The device we use — an endoscope — has either a rigid or flexible tube, a light to illuminate the area we are examining, a lens and an eyepiece. Additional instruments such as grasping forceps, snares and biopsy forceps can be fitted. We can also fit tiny video cameras that allow us to watch our journey through the innards of your pet on a monitor.

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Genetics and breeding

Alpine Animal Doctors are experts in reproductive issues, genetics and inheritable conditions. We offer a wide range of specialist services to ensure successful conception and whelping. Our services include fertility testing and health checks throughout the pregnancy. We can help with natural, artificial and surgical insemination, using fresh, chilled or frozen semen, and assist in birthing, including caesarian surgery and post-whelping management and care.

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Quarantine and Export (AQIS)

If you plan to take your pet out of Australia you must comply with Australia’s Export Control Act 1982. All live animals leaving Australia will need a veterinary inspection and only an AQIS accredited veterinarian can provide the necessary certification. Dr. Bek is fully certified by AQIS (Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service) and Alpine Animal Doctors are familiar with both export and import requirements and can assist you through the whole process.

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Holistic Acupuncture

Advanced technology plays a vital role in helping keep your fur babies healthy but better animal health care should mean that the full gamut of tried and tested treatments are available to our clients. That might be through nutrition and diet, physical therapy or psychology. If a natural free therapy works, we will use it, where appropriate. One drug free treatment we have had good success with is acupuncture. Find out more here…

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