Looking for veterinary services in Chilliwack, BC?

Vedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic offers a wide range of veterinary services for pets in the following areas:

  • Pet wellness and vaccination programs to prevent illnesses
  • Animal medical services for diagnosing and treating health conditions
  • Pet surgery including spay and neuter
  • Pet dental cleanings and treatment to avoid serious dental diseases
  • And many more

If you’re ready to see our expert veterinary team in Chilliwack, call Vedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic today at (604) 858-8198 or make an appointment now.

About 68% of cats and 78% of dogs greater than 3 years of age show some degree of dental disease. Current research continues to illustrate that there is a definite link between dental disease and kidney, liver and heart disease. Prevention and control of dental disease are two keys to longevity, overall good health and quality of life of pets. As with people, there are two main components of oral health care for pets. The first component is professional dental care, which is what we as professionals perform every year or so. The second component is home health care.

Our professional care protocol involves a thorough examination of a pet’s mouth, accomplished while the pet is anesthetized to allow for the detection of any abnormalities of teeth, gums and associated oral tissues. Next, we thoroughly clean the pet’s teeth and chart gum pockets for future reference. After completing these tasks, we employ radiographic techniques to determine if there are any underlying tooth root or hidden teeth problems that need to be addressed. Finally, we polish the teeth with a customized polisher.

But the process doesn’t stop here! Home care is what a pet owner can do at home every day between professional treatments. Our professional team members are very informed regarding preventive dental home care and enjoy offering advice and providing instruction to pet owners regarding daily dental cleaning techniques and about effective dental foods and chews.  Home care requires work but can be very rewarding for both the pet and the owner.

Surgical Services for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits & More in Chilliwack 

We perform a wide variety of soft tissue surgical services at our clinic. Our surgical patient base includes cats, dogs, rabbits, small to medium-sized companion birds, and some rodents.

We constantly endeavor to be thorough and to adhere to the important surgical principles of aseptic technique, proper sterilization of our surgical packs and surgical suite cleanliness. In addition, we are very focused on close monitoring of our patients’ vital signs such as their cardiac and respiratory rates, blood pressures and body temperatures from their induction stage of anesthesia right through to their conscious recovery stage some time after all procedures are completed. 

We strive to provide for each of our animal or avian patients individualized care that can optimally provide for a smooth and gentle recovery phase. In alignment with this goal, we are firm advocates of pain control for all of our surgical patients.

We provide a variety of in-clinic diagnostic services at our clinic including:
 
Dental X-rays
Standard and Contrast Study Radiography
Class 1V Laser Therapy
Blood pressure measurements- Ultrasonic Doppler
Electronic Body System Monitor – Cardell Unit
 
Intra-ocular pressure measurements- Tonopen
Fluorescein strip corneal stain test
Schirmer tear test
 
Microscopic internal parasite Fecal Screen testing
Heartworm Antigen Blood test
Canine Parvovirus Antigen test
Fungassay ringworm culture test
 
Microscopic cytology
Urinalysis
Basic Blood Chemistry Tests

Laser therapy is considered to be the future of drug- and surgery-free pet pain relief in the veterinary field. Therapy lasers have been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.

Clinical studies have shown over several decades that laser therapy reduces pain and inflammation, combats swelling and stimulates nerve regeneration in cells involved with tissue repair. This means that the benefits of laser therapy are varied and widespread.

It can help treat acute conditions, such as:

  • Wounds
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Cuts / Bites
  • Inflammations
  • Tooth Extraction Pain Relief
  • Post-Surgical Healing / Pain Relief

Laser therapy can also help with longer-term pain problems like:

  • Sprains, Strains & Fractures
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Geriatric Care
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Feline Acne
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis

With this type of therapy, the laser light is non-invasively directed toward the affected area. The only thing your pet will feel is a gentle and soothing warmth, and many pets enjoy it as you might a good massage. This is accompanied quickly by pain relief that allows your pet to relax for the duration of the session. There are no known side effects of laser therapy, other than a happier pet!