When it comes to veterinary care in the South Coast region, there are lots of options. However, it is important to choose your veterinary care based on a number of essential factors to ensure the best possible options for you and your pet. Convenience might seem to be the biggest advantage, selecting an animal hospital in Dartmouth that is closest to your residence, but there are other things that should be considered.
Our goal at Anchor Animal Hospital is to provide local pet owners with the best possible services to meet their pet’s health needs. Whether you just adopted a new pet or have just moved to the area, we can answer any questions that you might have about working with our local veterinarian in South Coast, which includes all of Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cape, and Rhode Island. This is a critical choice that will impact the longevity and quality of your pet’s life, so it should be made carefully.
Accreditation & Reputation
Perhaps the first two areas that you should consider include accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the reputation of the vet clinic or hospital. Since 1975, Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth has provided top quality care and services to pet owners throughout the local region. Our team provides personalized and professional attention to our patients, combined with the latest techniques and technology to provide high-quality veterinary medicine, surgery, and preventive services for your pet. We are AAHA accredited and work each day to ensure that our services meet or exceed the industry standard for quality veterinary care. We are proud to have earned a solid reputation with local pet owners for the comprehensive care and services we provide.
In-House Diagnostic Services
When your pet is sick and needs immediate treatment, you don’t want to be waiting around for labs and scans to be done. Some pet owners find themselves driving all the way to Boston or out-of-state to receive radiology for pets if their veterinarian in South Coast does not have this equipment in-house. Anchor Animal Hospital has a full department of radiology for pets, including veterinary ultrasound in Dartmouth. We use a digital radiology machine to aid in diagnostics for your pet if they become sick or injured. We are able to image and interpret the x-rays in-house by one of our professional veterinarians. Our team also uses a dedicated ultrasonography room to provide ultrasound scans for diagnostics of many different conditions, including echocardiograms for pets with heart disease, internal organ scans, abdominal ultrasound for kidney disease, pancreatitis, tumors, and more.
We also have a fully-equipped laboratory to quickly meet the needs of your pets, including Complete Blood Cell Counts (CBC), blood chemistry, electrolytes/blood gas, urinalysis, fecal testing, heartworm testing, Feline Leukemia/AIDs testing (FIV), pancreatitis testing, Parvo testing, vaginal cytology, and much more. We have a full in-house laboratory suite, which is integrated into our computer system to provide accuracy and to streamline the testing process when the results can’t wait.
Veterinary Surgical Services
A wide variety of surgeries can be performed in-house by our team of veterinarians at Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth. Routine spay and neuter surgeries, as well as much more complicated procedures, can all be provided at our animal hospital. We require pre-anesthetic blood screening for all of our patients to help us be aware of any potential problems so we can plan accordingly. We do all of our anesthesia and pain management in-house as well, providing a unique protocol specifically for your pet to ensure proper pain relief and a smooth recovery. Pets are monitored by a state-of-the-art multi-parameter machine during surgery to track heart and respiratory rates, as well as end-tidal CO2, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and temperature. They are closely watched by the veterinarian and one of our highly-trained team members throughout the procedure.
Contact Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments available through our veterinarian in South Coast, give us a call at 508-996-3731. We can answer any questions that you might have about radiology for pets or veterinary ultrasound in Dartmouth, as well as provide you with information about our preventive and emergency services. Call today to schedule an appointment for your pet or to speak with one of our team members about concerns that you might have about your pet.