At Southern Maine Veterinary Care we offer many other additional services such as Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and Cardiology.
Our doctors are trained to treat a variety of ophthalmic diseases, from dry eye to cataracts and glaucoma. During your pet’s exam our doctors may look at your pet’s eyes using an instrument called a direct ophthalmoscope. This allows them to see parts of the eye that are not visible on their own. If any abnormalities are noted upon examination, the doctors will do a variety of tests ranging from testing the amount of tears produced, to seeing if there are any ulcers, or taking the pressure of the eye. Our in-house pharmacy makes it more convenient to treat certain ophthalmic diseases.
There are hundreds of different skin diseases that affect our cats and dogs, from parasites and hair loss, to infections or underlying endocrine or immune mediated diseases. Our doctors are trained to recognize many of these ailments.
Dogs and cats can develop many diseases that affect the internal body. Our doctors are trained to help diagnose and treat many of these diseases, such as Hypo and Hyperthyroidism, Cushings, Diabetes, Irritable Bowel Disease, and much more.
Did you know that according to the American Veterinary Medical Association 1 out of 10 dogs and cats have heart disease? Our doctors are trained to listen for heart murmurs and diagnose heart related disease. With the use of radiology and EKG/ECG (electrocardiogram) our doctors can better assess what is happening with your pet’s heart.
In some cases our doctors may feel the need to refer your pet to a specialist in one of these fields. These specialists work well with our doctors to help maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle for your pet.
Our ultrasounds are limited to reproductive services and the occasional diagnostic use.