Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:
Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.
Our surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures, including spays, neuters, growth removals, and exploratory surgery. Pain medications are administered prior to surgery and sent home in most cases to reduce post-op pain. Patients are closely monitored using ECG and respiratory monitoring during surgery in a sterile controlled environment. A Certified Veterinary Technician, or veterinary nurse, monitors the surgery patient through out the procedure and during recovery.
We utilize a balanced anesthesia approach, with an individually tailored anesthesia plan for each patient. Patients receive a physical exam on the day of the procedure. The doctor selects pre-anesthesia medications that give preemptive pain relief, as well as relaxation. This allows us to lower the dose of general anesthetics, giving us a bigger margin of safety. All surgeries requiring anesthetic gas are done using Sevoflorane. Sevoflorane is a new type of gas anesthetic that provides a shorter recovery from anesthesia. Induction agents are selected by the veterinarian on a case by case basis. Decreasing the amount of time and stress when patients are going under or waking up from anesthesia reduces the risk to your pet. Using our modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures by a registered veterinary technician.
Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders. In addition to standard films, contrast studies and OFA films are available.
We provide ECG services including on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists. Red Bank Veterinary Hospital utilizes Cardiopet, which provides rapid results from board certified cardiologists and in emergency situations a specialist can be consulted within minutes.
Our in house laboratory provides for pre-surgical screens, parasite testing, urinalysis, blood glucose curves, fungal cultures and cytology. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Many prescriptions can be filled right here in the hospital. Prescriptions can also be phoned into a pharmacy closer to home or work for your convience. Pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea control and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet are available.
Our dental services include complete dental cleanings and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions, periodontal disease treatments and oral surgery.
Screening tests for glaucoma, cataracts, tear production, ulcers and injuries are routine for us, using schirmer tear testing, fluorescein eye staining and tonomotry. When necessary consultation or referral to a board-certified opthamologist is available.
A video otoscope is used to provide through enhanced ear exams, diagnosis and surgery.
The use of a laparascope can provide assistance for non-invasive surgical procedures and biopsies.
Cytology, biopsy, cultures, skin scrapings and allergy testing is available.
Individualized Flea and Heartworm Control Programs:
We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.
It is recommended your pet stay on heartworm prevention year round. Once a year heartworm testing is also recommended. Applying flea prevention during the months of March thru November will help prevent infestation and rid your pet of these annoying parasites.
We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance. At Red Bank Veterinary Hospital we offer a variety of Prescription diets including Hill's, Royal Canin and IVD prescription diets.
We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
Camp Red Bank offers boarding for all dogs, cats and small animals. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Make sure and ask about Playtime when scheduling a boarding reservation.
Routine, therapeutic and custom bathing and grooming services are available. Elethia Burton, our groomer is a graduate of the Academy of Dog Grooming in Chicago IL and can professionally style all breeds of dogs and cats. She also provides Furminator service to reduce shedding.
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital recommends yearly wellness exams for pets under 7. We tailor a vaccination program to each pet's lifestyle. If your pet is a senior (8 or older) we recommend a wellness/geriatric exam every 6 months, as this can lead to earlier diagnosis of problems associated with aging and allow for treatment sooner.
For after hour emergencies please call MedVet Cincinnati on Red Bank Road (formerly the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Cincinnati) at 561-0069 or the CARE Center in Blue Ash at 530-0911