When it comes to the wellbeing and quality of life for your pet, only the very best will do. That’s why our animal clinic in Gaithersburg brings years of qualified veterinary experience to the table, ensuring that your cat, dog, or other pet receives the care that he or she deserves.
Goshen Animal Clinic prides ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of veterinary services for those in Maryland. From x-rays for dogs and dental for dogs to spaying services and x-rays for cats, you can trust that your valued family member is in good hands with our team.
Learn more about the services that our veterinarians offer by reading below.
Comprehensive Physical Examinations, Vaccines and Dental
Your pet should have a complete physical examination annually and preferably bi-annually. Physical examinations are imperative to early detection of problems. Because a pet’s lifespan is shorter than ours, their health can change significantly in a year.
Currently, many immunizations and preventative treatments are available to increase your pet’s lifespan, health, and happiness. Speak to our staff to learn more.
Proper dental care can prevent bad breath, periodontal disease, and infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs and systems. Goshen Animal Clinic makes “dental for dogs” easy.
Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgeries
From simple spays and neuters to emergency, orthopedic, and soft tissue surgeries, our Gaithersburg animal clinic is more than equipped to perform all of these important procedures. Before surgery, each pet receives an in-depth examination, and it is recommended that they also receive blood and urine testing. This allows us to form an anesthetic regimen that is appropriate for your pet.
We offer several different anesthetic protocols. We utilize advanced machines that administer isoflurane and sevoflurane anaesthesia. We also use monitoring devices such as respiratory monitors, Doppler blood pressure monitors, and other cardiac monitors.
Pain management is a large part of the process. All pets receive pain control medications to help make the procedure less uncomfortable. To learn more, please speak to our staff.
Diagnostic Laboratory Testing
We have a state-of-the-art Idexx in-house lab for most of blood testing needs. These services provide information that is critical to an ill or injured animal and allows the treatment process to begin sooner.
Digital Radiography and Ultrasound
For diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical issues, we have a state-of-the-art X-ray machine — x-rays for dogs and cats is second nature to us. X-rays can be sent to a specialist via email for a second opinion if needed.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging procedure that allows us to get a clearer picture of internal organs. This is a painless procedure usually done without sedation, and is helpful in making decisions for treatment. It also allows us to biopsy the liver, kidney, and spleen by means of a tiny incision. Using ultrasound often does away with the need for a major surgery, and your pet can usually go home on the same day. Images can be sent to a specialist via email for a second opinion if necessary.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy for pets is an ideal treatment for many medical conditions, including:
- Bone fractures
- Chronic non-healing wounds
- Chronic joint pain
- Muscle strains and tears
- Degenerative conditions like navicular syndrome
- Post-surgical pain
- Tendon and ligament injuries
In-House Chemotherapy and Cancer Diagnostic Testing
Early detection is almost always imperative to successful cancer treatments, which is why regular examinations are important. Treatment depends on the location and type of cancer. Surgical removal of the tumor is recommended, if it’s possible. Some types of cancers are responsive to chemotherapy. Animals tend to exhibit far fewer side effects with the treatment than humans.
Our animal clinic in Gaithersburg now has a new, state-of-the-art Cancer Test Kit, which detects certain inflammatory chemicals produced by different cancers inside the body. This is a new test and it is not 100% accurate but depending upon levels of inflammatory substances produced by cancer, it does provide very useful information in select cases where the cause of weight loss or loss of appetite is not determined with routine blood tests and ultrasound.
Puppy and Kitten Examinations and Vaccinations
Puppies and kittens should receive their first examinations and vaccinations when they are 6 to 8 weeks old. Additional examinations and vaccinations are given every 2 to 4 weeks. Once they are 12-16 weeks old, regular booster vaccinations can be administered. You will receive behavioral advice, nutritional counseling, and tips on disease prevention. Naturally, our veterinarians can assist you if you have any questions.
Complete Diagnostic and Ancillary Care
As a patient (or owner of a patient) at our animal clinic in Gaithersburg, you’ll have access to a full range of diagnostic and ancillary services such as radiography and blood analysis. These services are excellent for detecting and monitoring both minor and major health issues.
The microchip is implanted painlessly beneath the animal’s skin between the shoulder blades and remains there permanently. The unique number of the microchip is added to a national pet registry along with the owner’s contact information. Most animal facilities are able to scan found pets for microchips. If a lost pet is found, the owner can then be contacted.
We have an extensive pharmaceutical inventory so medications can be dispensed at the end of your visit.
Senior Pet Care and Geriatric Evaluations
Our veterinarians, using diagnostic tools and strategies, are well equipped to identify age-related issues. If your dog is 7 to 9 years old or your cat is 10+ years of age, he or she is now in the geriatric stage of life. Come in and we’ll clue you in to geriatric testing and diets.
Spaying and Neutering Services
70,000 puppies and kittens are born every day in the U.S. Because there are not enough homes for them, 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized each year. In addition to helping control the pet population, spaying or pet neutering can greatly increase the lifespan and overall quality of life for your pet. Spaying a female eliminates the chance of uterine and ovarian cancer and reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the chance of prostate disease or testicular cancer as well as makes your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam around and get lost.