At Goodheart, we believe in preventing illness, injury, and disease. We want our patients to maintain healthy lives and we want you to be heard, valued, and well-informed. Every aspect of our Wellness visit was created with this philosophy in mind.
EXPERIENCE + CONTINUING EDUCATION = IMPROVED HEALTHCARE FOR YOUR PET
Our experience combined with our continuing education shapes our approach to veterinary medicine.
The Goodheart team continues to challenge the status quo and innovate improved ways of delivering care to our pets.
We utilize scientific and technologic advances, as well as advanced communication and collaborative tools, to create the best experiences for our clients and patients.
Our Wellness Philosophy exemplifies some of our strategies.
We believe in understanding your pet’s needs by talking to you and listening to information you can give us about your pet’s present and past experiences. Our teams are specifically trained in medical communication and know the right questions to ask.
Blood Chemistry Testing
Often internal problems go unknown until a pet begins exhibiting signs of illness. We can learn a lot about your pet’s internal functions through a small blood sample. This blood analysis allows us to understand what is happening now and also gives us a way of tracking patients over time to identify developing trends.
Heartworm Testing & Prevention
Heartworm disease is common but easily preventable. We test our patients annually to make sure that prevention is working effectively and to ensure that we do not need to intervene with any other methods.
We know the food we give our pets is critical to providing them a long and healthy life. For that reason, the Goodheart team is dedicated to reviewing current discussions in nutritional research and passing that information on to you on our blog. Feel free to call us any time with questions or concerns.
Professional Dental Care
We believe that regular professional dental cleanings is one of the greatest ways to prevent illness and disease in your pet. Many systemic ailments begin with the underlying dental disease. So managing those issues each year makes a tremendous difference in the health of our pets.
Because our pets can’t tell us how they feel, a physical exam often gives us more insight into problems that could exist. When done completely, we gain important knowledge about your pet.
Intestinal Parasite Screen
Studies show that 5-10% of our patients have some form of intestinal parasite. These diseases can cause illness in our pets and may cause health concerns in people. We believe in testing our patients each year to identify problems as they come up.
We believe in giving only the immunizations that your pet truly needs. We do not have a one-size-fits-all protocol. Instead, we consider age, lifestyle, exposure risk, health, and your concerns before deciding what (if any) vaccines to give.
Behavior training and stress management are critical to the human-animal bond. Many veterinarians overlook these areas. We want to be a resource for solving these problems for our patients through education and through the local partners we have vetted.
The Financial Benefit
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and collaborative experience to our clients and patients in the most cost-effective way. We have associated discounts on our Wellness Visits that can save you substantial amounts of money depending on the services you choose for your pet. We will give you an itemized treatment plan for any recommendations and we’ll answer all your questions. If you are ever unsure of the costs, please just ask us! The amount of money saved can range from $50 – $500.
If you need other payment options for any of our services, we offer a great payment solution called ScratchPay that allows you more flexibility in how you handle the finances.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services
Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pet’s complete health care needs. Our medical record system is completely digital, providing the most comprehensive solution for wellness care.
We use the best anesthetics available to provide an extra margin of safety and comfort for our patients. We utilize pulse oximetry and we monitor blood pressure on our patients during anesthetic procedures. A team of two will always monitor your pet during procedures that require anesthesia. Finally, all anesthesia patients receive pre-procedure lab testing and will have the benefit of an intravenous catheter to receive fluids during their procedures.
Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for basic testing of samples to help us diagnose disease quickly. We also utilize the largest and most reliable veterinary commercial laboratory for sample analysis, pathology, and specialized diagnostics, urinalysis, and parasite testing. We also consult regularly with board-certified specialists at our laboratory and at our partner specialty hospital for aid in complicated cases.
The Veterinarians and Team at Goodheart Animal Health Centers are pleased to welcome recommend Purina Veterinary Diets for treatment of many medical conditions
In evaluating veterinary therapeutic diets, Goodheart looks for:
- High quality, effective nutrition
- The latest advances in nutritional science and technology
- Excellent palatability (taste)
- Convenient, on-time, accurate delivery
- Reasonable prices
Purina’s Veterinary Diets check all of these boxes and more.
We perform a wide variety of surgical procedures on-site in our state-of-the-art surgical suite. Our clients are invited to view surgery through the glass windows we installed to ensure pet parents feel “in the know” about their pet’s health.
Our on-site x-ray equipment is completely digital. Both our whole-body imaging and dental imaging systems use digital technology to provide the highest quality images. We partner with board-certified radiologists to provide ultrasound and image review as needed.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, prescription diets, nutritional supplements, shampoos, flea and tick medication, and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet.
We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance, and performance. We also carry specialized prescription diets to provide proper nutrition for specific medical conditions that our patients may encounter.
We go the extra mile.
Goodheart veterinarians treat disease and injuries, provide prescription products and if necessary refers pet patients to a network of high quality, pre-screened specialists. Our veterinary team approach is collaborative – we will act as an advocate for your pets’ health care issues, and we will make decisions as a whole.
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