American Animal Hospital Association Membership
The Greenbrier Veterinary Hospital is an accredited hospital member of the American Animal Hospital Association, an international association of more than 16,000 veterinarians who treat companion animals. AAHA hospital members are regularly inspected to ensure they meet AAHA's high standards of pet care.
Preventive Pet Care
We offer variety of pet care and animal medical services for small animals including Dogs, Cats, Birds and Exotic pets.
Our In-House Capabilities
- internal parasite exams
- complete blood counts
- general health profiles
- complete urinalysis
- PLI SNAP TESTING (for pancreatitis)
- advanced testing for clotting factors
- X-rays and ultrasounds are essential in diagnosing certain ailments and injuries
- We have advanced digital x-ray technology which enables us to
get a more indepth and accurate view the inside of your pet.
- we evaluate each pet and select anesthetic agents that best suit each pet's condition
- we have excellent equipment and perform many surgeries to repair broken bones and correct bone related ailments.
- We now have the capability to perform TTA surgeries. (MORE
Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
The TTA is a newer procedure (2004) and relies
on the patellar tendon to stabilize the knee. This involves moving
the patellar tendon forward to the point that it is perpendicular
(at 90 degrees) to the tibial plateau with the limb in a standing
angle. This movement relieves the load of the CCL, applying that
load to the patellar tendon. The amount of distance necessary to
advance the patellar tendon to make it perpendicular to the tibial
plateau is measured from preoperative radiographs. The patellar
tendon is attached to the tibial tuberosity (the front top portion
of the tibia) and it is the tibial tuberosity that is actually
advanced. The tibial tuberosity is cut in a wedge fashion and moved
forward the predetermined amount. It is held in place by a titanium
cage, fork and tension band plate. Bone grows over and through the
cage and fills in between the tibia and the advanced tibial
tuberosity. This technique is not appropriate for dogs with tibial
slopes greater than 27° to 30°.
- capabilities in soft tissue surgery
- repairing lacerations
- removing tumors
- removing foreign objects from the gastrointestinal system
- handling other
- internal medicine
- We have advanced equipment and practice with up to date medical standards and diagnostics
- emergency care
- we have an emergency doctor on call 24 hours a day
We recommend yearly exams to evaluate your pet's physical health to find abnormalities that may have developed since
the last visit.
Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in dogs and cats which can lead to gum infections, tooth loss and kidney or heart infections. We offer
- Thorough Teeth Cleaning
- Assistance with Home Dental Care
- A Tartar Control Diet
Heartworm and Parasite Control:
We recommend a blood examination for heartworm disease to be performed annually in April or May. We recommend the use of heartworm preventative after testing during the mosquito season (May thru October). Pups less than 6 months old do not require the blood test but should be started on heartworm preventative medicine before reaching 6 months if this falls within mosquito season.
Our recommended heartworm preventative also has an intestinal wormer that protects against roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. Internal parasites can infect humans especially small children. Year round heartworm preventative is recommended for dogs who have additional problem with intestinal worms.
Dietary Planning and Pet Food Available
Along with dietary planning, we have special diets for the unique needs of your pet.
We feed and recommend Hills and Purina type diets. Each of these companies have well balanced diets that have been fully researched.
Senior Pet Care
By promoting senior care in our practice, we help pet owners understand the unique health needs of their older pets. Through proper preventative care, diagnostics and treatment, our senior pets are living longer, healthier lives.
Pet Pick-up and Delivery
Pet pick up and delivery is available by calling (304) 645-1476.
We are now pleased to offer laser surgery as a new and safe alternative for several different procedures.