Medical Services for Pets in Yorktown
Serving Patients from Newport News & Beyond
Medical care is one of our primary focuses at Grafton Animal Hospital. We offer a variety of medical services for dogs, cats, and exotic pets alike. Our veterinarians can be trusted to administer these services with care, keeping your pet’s comfort in mind every step of the way.
Read on to learn more about our medical services for pets in Yorktown or give us a call at (757) 384-9399 today.
GAH now offers laser therapy, the drug-free, surgery-free pain relief treatment for your pet. Laser therapy is beneficial in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.
Laser therapy can help reduce pain and promote the healing of:
- Chronic ear conditions
- Cuts and bites
These treatments only take a few minutes and have been known to reduce pain and inflammation while speeding healing.
Veterinary dentistry has progressed leaps and bounds over the last 10 years. Our dental station is well equipped for routine procedures like teeth cleaning (utilizing ultrasound scalers followed by polishing and fluoride treatment) as well as complicated extractions, oral surgeries, and gingival surgeries. Additionally, we offer digital dental radiography, dental scaling, and periodontal treatments. More complicated cases such as root canals and crowns are referred to a local specialist when needed.
Radiography is essential to the veterinarian’s ability to make accurate diagnoses in complicated cases. Grafton Animal Hospital utilizes state-of-the-art equipment that delivers high-resolution computer images in less than a minute.
GAH utilizes some of the most advanced tools available in pet care. Fiber optic endoscopy allows thus to diagnose many intestinal and respiratory disorders without using more invasive and dangerous procedures. Our scopes also allow us to perform more advanced ear procedures when needed. We can also take digital images to show the client or to send to a specialist for expert opinions and advice.
Ultrasonography is relatively new to the veterinary field but has dramatically improved our ability to diagnose conditions by allowing us to look inside organs such as the heart and liver without surgery or even anesthesia in most cases. This is a great tool in diagnosing bladder stones or even determining the number of puppies or kittens an expecting mom will have.
Anesthesia & Patient Monitoring
Grafton Animal Hospital utilizes a variety of the most current anesthetic and pain management protocols that ensure the safety of the procedure with minimum discomfort and side effects. To further ensure safety, we employ monitoring devices such as heart monitors, respiratory monitors, and blood pressure and pulse oximeters so that if a problem should develop, it will be detected and corrected long before it is serious. In addition to these state-of-the-art machines, a veterinarian or technician is always with the patient from the beginning to the end of the anesthetic procedure.
Are you planning to breed your pet but want to make sure they are not prone to hip dysplasia? Consider OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Certification. Your pet will have an orthopedic examination with one of our doctors, then be set up for the anesthetic procedure and radiographs (x-rays) to submit to OFA for certification.
Facilities for Medical Care
Our large, state-of-the-art animal hospital in Yorktown comprises several different on-site facilities that allow us to administer the exceptional medical care we are known for.
The isolation ward is a special room with its own airflow that allows the same care for sick patients as the ICU ward but for patients that may have a contagious illness.
Our post-op/ICU ward is equipped to keep pets comfortable and safe with personal and electronic monitoring. Infusion pumps and water circulating heating pads are available when needed. This ward is in the general treatment section of the hospital where our licensed veterinary technicians can directly and continuously observe such patients and give the finest in nursing care.
Our well-stocked pharmacy allows us to fill most prescriptions so that you do not have to go to the drug store. The large variety of products we keep on hand also helps us provide the most current care available. We are also skilled at compounding drugs (putting them into a form that is easier to administer) and locating rare and “special need” items. Please see our food and prescription refills to request your refill online.
Our laboratory is equipped to perform all types of routine tests, including:
- Intestinal parasite exams using a fecal sample
- Heartworm and tick-borne disease tests for dogs
- Feline leukemia and feline aids tests
We can perform a recommended urinalysis and ERD (Early Renal Disease) test for cats and dogs starting at one year of age. Our avian patients can undergo parasite and bacteria checks right on site. These tests are typically part of the routine wellness visit.
If your pet is sick, our doctors can normally provide an in-house test to get a quicker diagnosis and have your pet feeling better.
Our staff can:
- Perform a cytology or skin scraping
- Test for serious problems such as parvovirus or pancreatitis
- Perform a urinalysis to diagnose bladder problems or urinary tract infections
- Test for other bacteria that can make pets feel sick
- Perform specialized diagnostic tests including tonometry (glaucoma testing), electrocardiography, and blood pressure assessment in addition to blood tests
Most routine lab tests are performed in the hospital with results available within minutes. For more specialized testing, we have accounts with over a dozen laboratories throughout the country. Every lab we work with is a specialist in a certain field.
Our reception area displays a variety of pet products for your convenience.
- Harrison’s Bird Diets
- Lafeber Bird Diets
- Hill’s Science Diet
- Purina ProPlan
- Prescription diets
- CET Dental Care Products
- Greenies Pill Pockets
- Flea treatment products
- Pet toys
- Grooming aids
If you don’t see the high-quality veterinary product you need, just ask one of our staff members about a special order.
Weekly Continuing Education for All Staff Members
We believe that education is the key to preventing illness and shortening the recovery time for your pet's ailments.
High-Quality Care Tailored to Each Patient
We value the human-animal bond and strive to provide premium, loving care for your pet's unique needs.
Fully Equipped and Prepared for Your Pet's Needs
Our hospital is a 6,000 sq ft facility with a large kennel, grooming room, treatment area, and more to best serve our patients.
“He loved staying at the kennel”- Junes Wedd
“Truly a remarkable place!”- Gina
“He is happy and looks well cared for and relaxed!”- Rick