Medicine - We try to hold ourselves to the highest standards of Veterinary Medicine. Our doctors take more continuing education classes than are required by state organizations. In addition, our clinic is fully connected to the internet and we subscribe to many on-line programs that allow us to access helpful and life-saving databases and information. One of those sites, VIN, is a subscriber based program that allows us to have board certified veterinary specialists review cases and make recommendations; it is truly priceless.
Gypsum Animal Hospital uses a soft-ware program that allows us to store digital photo images in individual patient files; the progress and healing process of many diseases and conditions can be documented and stored on our server. It is very helpful to our doctors and much more scientific than relying on memory (ie. “I think that looks much better.”)
*Caution: Graphic Photos Below*
Our doctors are also very open-minded practitioners. You and your veterinarians are a team in providing health care to your pet…your input is more than welcome. You know your pet better than anyone. Our job is to work with you to ensure the health of your pet. We will always keep you informed of all available options; providing medical care for your pets. We will also promise to always “tell it like it is!”
This is the tail of a cat who got bit by another cat. An abcess formed and it ruptured. First the dead (necrotic) tissue was removed (debrided), the wound was cleansed and fresh edges were prepared for suturing. Then the wound margins were sutured together and a penrose drain was then sutured in to place. The owner was required to flush the wound at home; she was a good nurse, and everything healed fine. The kitty was also tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids as both can be transmitted from cat bites.