At Creekside, we take your pet’s health very seriously and if you have any doubts, worries or concerns about your animal’s behavior or general health, please don’t delay, but get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Acute and Chronic Illness
At Creekside Veterinary Hospital we provide care for pets with both acute and chronic illnesses. Acute illnesses are usually not life-threatening but can significantly affect you and your pet’s daily routines.
Living with chronic illnesses can be challenging and we believe the more you know and understand about your pet’s medical conditions the better care and quality of life they will have.
Examples of acute illnesses:
- Coughs and colds
- Muscle injury
- Dental disease
Examples of chronic illnesses:
- Immune system disorders
Creekside Veterinary Hospital provides diagnosis and treatment for skin problems, allergies, and ear disease.
Common problems that are diagnosed relating to dermatology are:
- Skin problems, autoimmune skin diseases
- Diseases of the ear
- Bacterial infections
- Fungal infections of the skin
- Skin parasites
- Hair loss problems
Diagnostic procedures and treatments we perform to address these problems may include:
- Skin sample testing for bacteria, yeast organisms, or skin parasites
- Blood testing for airborne allergies
- Video investigation of the ear canal with a specialized camera (video otoscopy)
- Histopathologic evaluation: skin biopsies for microscopic examination
The Creekside Veterinary Hospital veterinary team is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases in all breeds of dogs and cats, including bulldogs and Australian breeds.
We see patients for the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases caused by infections, inflammation, parasites, cancer, and degeneration.
Although eye conditions can manifest in many ways, the following are some common indications that your pet needs an eye evaluation:
- Eyes appear red or bloodshot
- Eyes appear cloudy
- Increased discharge or tearing from the eyes
- Holding the eye(s) closed
- Pawing at the eyes
Creekside’s team provide exams, diagnostic tests, and treatments for a variety of medical cases.
Bringing your animal to our hospital puts you in the hands of veterinarians who are experienced in a broad range of medical conditions including:
- Gastrointestinal disease (e.g., vomiting/diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease)
- Respiratory disease (e.g., kennel cough, pneumonia, upper respiratory disease)
- Liver disease (e.g., portosystemic shunts, “yellow” skin, weight loss)
- Renal disease (e.g., acute or chronic kidney failure)
- Urinary disease (e.g., incontinence, inappropriate urination, infection)
- Immune-mediated disease (e.g., anemia, polyarthritis)
- Infectious disease (e.g., canine influenza, leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis)
If someone from our hospital isn’t familiar with your pet’s medical issue, we are able to partner with clinicians from other specialty hospitals to provide comprehensive care for your pet.
Some examples of reasons why your pet might visit us include (but are not limited to):
A decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss or obesity, lethargy or depression, coughing, sneezing, respiratory distress, swollen joints, trouble swallowing or defecating, difficult or painful urination, dehydration, collapse, seizures or loss of consciousness, or any chronic illness.
Creekside Veterinary Hospital is fully equipped to handle most emergency situations and can help stabilize your pet during a life-threatening or emergency event. Whether it’s a bite wound or a major illness we are here to help and guide you through those difficult decisions.
We provide the following:
- Oxygen therapy
- Intravenous fluid therapy
- EKG, blood pressure, oxygen monitoring
- Cardiac evaluation
- Pain Management
Whether your pet has an ear infection or a life-threatening illness or injury, Creekside Veterinary Hospital is equipped to examine, treat, and stabilize your loved one. We are always available to see your pet in an emergency situation and help you make the best decision for continued care.
While we are not a 24-hour critical care facility, we can help you make an informed decision relating to major treatment options and quality of life issues.
Creekside Veterinary Hospital has an on-site radiology department which is equipped to deliver high-quality diagnostic images in a quick and non-intrusive manner. We use our radiology equipment to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of complex disease conditions and help direct treatment strategies.
Our facilities support a digital radiograph (X-ray) machine, digital ultrasound imaging, and endoscopy which allows us to conduct the following studies:
- Examinations of the thorax, abdomen, and skeleton
- Special contrast procedures to evaluate the urinary and gastrointestinal tracts, spine, joints, and heart
- Evaluation of soft tissue organs including those of the abdomen, thorax, neck and musculoskeletal system
- Doppler analysis for vascular examinations
- Ultrasound-guided aspirates and biopsies
- Endoscopy and endoscopic guided aspirates and biopsies