Animal Medical Hospital

2459 Bellevue Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1

(604)926-8654

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What we do at AMH

  • Diagnostics and Treatment:  We are a self-reliant hospital, able to perform most diagnostic procedures and treatments on site.  From obtaining blood and urine samples to performing complex chemotherapy treatments, it's all part of what we do. In the event that a procedure falls outside our normal scope, we do not hesitate to refer to the appropriate specialists so that your pet receives the most effective treatment or diagnosis in a timely fashion.
  • Chemotherapy: Patients with cancer should not have to travel for chemotherapy treatment. We perform cancer chemotherapy as needed for our patients, including complex protocols such as the Madison-Wisconsin Lymphoma Protocol.
  • Surgical Services:  We have a surgical suite that is apart from the rest of the hospital and only used for sterile surgery, in order to minimize the risk of infection and contamination. We perform a wide range of general soft tissue surgery. We also employ the services of specialists certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgery to perform more complicated orthopedic and other surgeries.
  • Anesthesia and pain management:  This is one of Dr. Wilkie's areas of particular interest. We utilize a wide variety of anesthetic agents to provide individualized patient care; there is no "cookie cutter" anesthesia at our hospital. We recognize that no two animals are identical, and tailor medications for each pet.  Dr. Wilkie believes that this, along with proper monitoring, is essential to a safe anesthetic experience for both patient and owner. We are strong believers in pain management; all pets who undergo painful procedures deserve to have medication to help relieve that pain.
  • Radiology:  We have on-site X-ray equipment (including automated developing). We have developed techniques that allow us to take high quality radiographs to aid in diagnosis. We have access to a board-certified radiologist who can review and consult on any radiographs taken.

[Please note that, in the interest of radiation safety, owners are not allowed to be in the radiology area when pets are being radiographed.]

  • Laboratory:  We have the capability to perform many laboratory tests, including complete blood count, cytology, urinalysis and fecal analysis on site. We also routinely utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
  • Pharmacy:  We maintain an inventory of relevant veterinary drugs and products to meet many of the needs of your pet. We also work closely with two compounding pharmacies to provide medications in a form and flavor that your pet might like. For example, we can have many medications compounded into chewable tablets for cats who are resistant to being "pilled". Some medications are effective as transdermal gels, which are applied to and absorbed through the skin. Our objective is to make medicating your pets as simple as possible while maintaining drug effectiveness.
  • Dentistry:  Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and oral surgery. We make extensive use of a veterinarian certified by the American College of Veterinary Dentistry to perform advanced endodontic and surgical procedures, including root canals, crowns, and reconstructive oral and facial surgery after cancer diagnosis.
  • Individualized Flea Control Programs:  There are many solutions for flea problems these days, and we recommend preventive measures for all outdoor pets to minimize the risks of flea infestations in the home. We will develop a program for the specific needs of your pet.
  • Dietary Counseling:  Pet nutrition is not simple, and there is no "one size fits all" solution to dietary issues. We can help with selection of life stage diets as well as providing prescription diets for such problems as obesity, skin disease and allergies, kidney disease, cancer, liver disease, arthritis, and many others.

 

 

 

 

Animal Medical Hospital
2459 Bellevue Avenue
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1E1
Tel: 604-926-8654
Fax: 604-926-6839

Animal Medical Clinic on Georgia
1338 West Georgia
Vancouver, BC
V6E 4S2
Tel: 604-628-9699
Fax: 604-926-6839

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