OUR PET SERVICES

We’re pleased to offer the following services at our Downingtown Veterinary Clinic.

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

Explore all our services below!

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OUR PET SERVICES

We’re pleased to offer the following services at our Downingtown Veterinary Clinic.

  • 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

Explore all our services below!

Make An Appointment

All Services

Wellness Exams

Annual wellness exams are a very important part of your pet’s health. Whether your pet is a baby, a senior citizen, or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination from nose to tail. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.

A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss routine diagnostic testing or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss and other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Information obtained during a wellness examination can often help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.

A wellness examination is also your chance to have us address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions! No question is too small or too silly, and it is our pleasure to address your concerns. We strive to help you understand your pet’s health considerations and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.

Vaccines

Vaccinations are the number one way you can protect your beloved pet from serious infectious diseases and bacteria. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines.

Our Team will recommend a vaccine protocol for your pet based on his or her breed, age, lifestyle, and recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Our goal is to keep your pet safe without over-vaccinating. Please contact the office for details

Adult Dog and Puppy Vaccines
  • Rabies
  • DHPP (combined Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza),
  • Leptospirosis,
  • Lyme Disease,
  • Bordetella (kennel Cough)
    Influenza

 

Adult Cat and Kitten Vaccines
  • Rabies
  • FVRCP (combined Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)
  • Leukemia (for felines that go outside)

Medical/ Sick Appointments

Our Veterinarians are available during office hours to help you if your pet is sick and needs an appointment. Call the office right away to set up an appointment.

The staff at Foxfield Veterinary Services is skilled at combining the history of your pet’s problems with a thorough medical examination. The doctors will recommend diagnostic testing and a treatment plan for your pet.

We offer in-house laboratory services to be able to provide quick bloodwork results on your pet.

Dental Care & Digital Dental Radiology

Does your pet have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.

Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s health because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. But how do you know if your pet has a healthy mouth? Let us examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation), a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.

Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet’s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment. Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!

Puppy & Kitten Care

Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce them to your Veterinarian.  Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot!

Your visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure that your new pet is in good health.

Do you have questions about nutrition, training, vaccinations, grooming, parasite protection, or overall health? What about tips for introducing your new pet to other pets and family members? Even if you are a very experienced pet owner and have had puppies or kittens before, each pet is unique and offers an opportunity to learn something new! We welcome your questions and look forward to addressing any concerns you may have. The more educated you are about your pet, the better you will be able to care for him or her, so we strive to offer you all the support you need.

Wellness visits also present an opportunity to discuss your new pet’s recommended vaccine schedule. We will review previous vaccine records and figure out what your unique vaccine schedule will be and recommend vaccinations depending on your pet’s lifestyle.

We will work hard to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your puppy’s or kitten’s health care. Puppy and kitten visits are an excellent way to get your new pet started on the road to a happy and healthy life. Let’s take these important first steps together.

Parasite Prevention and Control

Parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. Let us help you find the right preventative to keep your pets healthy and safe year-round.

  • Ticks can transmit serious tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme diseaseAnaplasma, and Ehrlichia.  Some ticks are small and hard to find on your pet.
  • Fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans.
  • Heartworm, another type of parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death.
  • Intestinal parasites, like giardiaroundwormswhipwormstapeworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans.

 

You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets don’t show any signs of illness at all.

Fortunately, routine tests and examinations can help tell us if your pet has parasites.  4dx snap tests are run in house in under 10 minutes can tell us if your pet has heartworm or one of 3 tick diseases.

Routine annual fecal testing can tell us if your pet has any intestinal parasites.

Our staff can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family.

Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. Let our knowledgeable staff provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We can recommend a schedule for parasite testing, discuss what signs of parasites you can look for at home, review ways to control parasites in and around your home, discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites, and recommend ways to control and prevent parasites in the future.

Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity. Let us help you protect your pet. Call today to find out how!

In House Laboratory & Bloodwork

In House Diagnostics allows us to quickly evaluate your pet’s health when time is of the essence. Bloodwork allows us to diagnose and treat your pet’s medical condition at the time of your appointment. Available diagnostics​include: Complete blood count, chemistry panels (evaluate liver and kidney function), Thyroid, glucose, electrolytes, and infectious diseases(Lyme disease, leptospirosis, heartworm, and other tick-born diseases)

Surgical Services

In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. From routine surgical procedures, such as spaying and neutering, to more complex surgeries, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your pet’s surgical needs.

Our staff is highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest. Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals will monitor your pet before, during, and after surgery and will take exceptional care to ensure a safe and complete recovery for your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.

When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.

Surgery can be a source of anxiety and stress for many pet owners. Maybe you worry about whether your pet will be well cared for, or perhaps you have concerns about adequate precautions and monitoring. Let us address your concerns. Whether your pet needs minor surgery or a complex procedure, call us. Let’s discuss how our surgical services can benefit your pet.

Specialty Surgeries we offer:

  • Eye enucleations
  •  Gastropexy
  • Vulvaplasty
  • Mass removals.

Orthopedic Surgery

FVS Now offers:

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair
(Tibial Tuberosity Advancement and Lateral Suture Techniques) and Medial Patella Repair Surgeries.

What is a cruciate injury?

The most common knee injury in the dog is rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL),(similar to an ACL in a human). This injury can occur at any age and in any breed, but most frequently occurs in middle-aged, overweight, medium to large breed dogs.

This ligament frequently can suffer a partial tear, leading to slight instability of the knee. If this damage goes untreated, it most commonly leads to complete rupture and possibly damage to the medial meniscus of the knee. The meniscus acts as a cushion in the knee. Complete rupture results in front-to-back instability, commonly called Tibial Thrust, and internal rotation of the lower leg, commonly called Pivot Shift. Untreated legs usually become very arthritic and painful from the instability.

What is Tibial Tuberosity Advancement(TTA) Surgery?

The TTA procedure involves making a cut in the front part of the tibia bone (tibial tuberosity) and advancing this portion of bone forward in order to engage the patellar ligament so that the abnormal sliding movement within the knee joint is eliminated.

A specialized plate and screws are used to secure the bone in place. Bone graft is collected from the top of the tibia and placed in the gap in the bone to stimulate healing.

What is Lateral Suture Repair?

The lateral suture repair method has been around in veterinary medicine since the 1960s. It involves placing a strong piece of suture across the knee joint in a location similar to the torn ligament. This suture would stabilize the knee while your pet “heals” the knee with fibrous or scar tissue around it to stabilize the knee.  Patients that do the best with this procedure are smaller dogs.

We also do bone pinning and plating for those patients who require it.

Digital Radiography ( X-Rays)

One of the most common and valuable medical diagnostic tools is radiography or x-rays. X-rays are highly useful for screening areas of the body that have contrasting tissue densities or when evaluating solid tissues. Our hospital is equipped to perform routine radiology services to identify many types of illness or injury when pets are sick or suffer a trauma.

X-rays can be used to detect a variety of ailments including arthritis, tumors, and lung abnormalities including pneumonia, bladder, and kidney stones. They are also used to evaluate bone damage, organ integrity and identify foreign objects that may have been ingested.

Our veterinarians may recommend x-rays as a part of a diagnostic procedure if your pet is experiencing any health conditions.

Ultrasound

Ultrasonography is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that uses sound waves to examine a pet’s internal organs providing additional details not available by other diagnostics such as radiographs. It can be used to evaluate the animal’s heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and bladder; to detect fluid, bladder stones, cysts, tumors, or abscesses; and to confirm pregnancy or monitor an ongoing pregnancy.

We may use this imaging technique in conjunction with radiography (x-rays) and other diagnostic methods to ensure a proper diagnosis, monitor progression, and response to treatment.

The Veterinarian applies gel to the surface of the body and then methodically moves a transducer across the skin to record images of the area of interest. The gel helps the transducer slide more easily and create a more accurate visual image.

Ultrasound does not involve radiation, has no known side effects, and doesn’t typically require pets to be sedated or anesthetized. The hair in the area to be examined usually needs to be shaved so the Veterinarian can obtain the best result.

The procedure takes about 30min in most cases and the images are recorded and evaluated by our staff as well as being sent to a board-certified radiologist (specialist in ultrasound) for review and treatment recommendation.

We offer ultrasound as part of a senior wellness program available at a very reasonable rate in order to diagnose and treat emerging diseases as a means of early diagnosis and intervention so that the best outcome can be provided for your pet.

If you have any questions about our ultrasonography service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Endoscopy Scoping

Endoscopy Allows for visualization and evaluation of the esophagus and stomach. Endoscopy can be used to biopsy esophageal and gastric masses as well as other diagnostics (IBD, bacterial overgrowth, and gastritis). We are able to also use endoscopy to retrieve small esophageal and gastric foreign bodies.

Pain Management

Keeping your pet comfortable is our goal.  From routine procedures (such as spay/neuter or dental cleanings), to more advanced medical treatments (such as orthopedic or emergency surgeries ), to chronically painful conditions (such as arthritis or back pain), we are dedicated to providing safe and effective pain management to every patient.

While there are many over-the-counter pain medications for people, it is not recommended to give these to your pets. Human medications are not always processed the same way in cats & dogs and can cause more harm than good. Our veterinarians will help you recognize signs of pain in your pet so that we can modify his or her pain management plan when necessary with the appropriate medications or laser therapy.

Do you think your pet is having Pain? Call the office today to schedule an appointment!

Laser Therapy

Pets suffering from chronic illnesses and injuries benefit from Laser Therapy because it provides drug-free, pain-free relief. Laser Therapy also reduces inflammation and speeds the healing process.

FVS now offers Therapeutic Laser treatments for our patients. This cutting-edge technology is non-invasive and can be used to accelerate healing for a variety of chronic conditions, such as arthritis.

The laser stimulates damaged tissue to regenerate more quickly. It also decreases pain and inflammation by reducing pain signals and increasing local endorphins to make pets comfortable.

Laser Therapy treatments can help pets with the following illnesses and injuries:

  • Acute Conditions
  • Allergies
  • Anal Glands
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Cuts / Bites
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Feline Acne
  • Geriatric Care
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Infections
  • Inflammations
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Post-Surgical Healing /
  • Pain Relief
  • Sprains, Strains & Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tooth Extraction Pain Relief
  • Wounds

Often used on arthritic or senior pets, Laser Therapy helps keep pets more comfortable and improves mobility. Arthritis can negatively affect the lifestyle of an older dog or cat because it limits the senior pet’s ability to interact in routine family life. Results are typically seen after 3-4 treatments. Even if other systemic problems are present, such as poor kidney function or metabolic conditions, Laser Therapy is safe for pets.

Laser Therapy treatments can aid in surgical healing and skin infections. Patients undergoing routine surgery will have faster healing times for their incisions and less inflammation.

Pets with skin infections will benefit since the therapeutic laser increases blood flow to the damaged area of the skin and stimulates the cells to heal.

Regenerative Medicine

Prostride and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a type of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine isolates the body’s natural anti-inflammatory and healing process. At Foxfield Veterinary Services we utilize regenerative medicine to treat osteo-arthritis in joints. This is a safe and effective alternative to traditional medicine.

Microchipping

Why Microchip?

Accidents happen.  Make sure your pet finds their way home if they become lost. Microchipping your best friend is one of the safest ways to protect your pet during an emergency.

How does a Microchip work?

A microchip is a chip about the size of a grain of rice.  We implant the chip between the shoulder blades.  This can be done at any time. In the office or during the time of spay and neuter. The chip has a unique identification number with all of your contact information linked to it.

If your pet is found and brought to a shelter or vet’s office, they will be scanned with a handheld scanner.  The microchipping company is contacted to retrieve your information.

Foxfield uses AVID Microchips.  It is important to always remember to update your microchip if you move or change a phone number.

Want to learn more? Contact the office today to learn why microchipping your pet is an important part of responsible pet ownership.

Nutritional Counselling

From the very first day, you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Many pet owners take nutrition for granted, in part because the availability of so many nutritionally complete commercial diets has taken much of the guesswork out of choosing a suitable diet for a pet. However, did you know that your pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level?

Did you know that specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including:

  • Urinary issues
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • kidney disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Food Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis/joint health
  • Heart disease
  • Weight management
  • Dental

We offer a large variety of Hills Science Diet, Royal Canin, Purina, and IAMS prescription diets for your pet.

Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our staff can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.

It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. We can offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices. Let our team help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet.

Pharmacy

We can help you with all of your pet Pharmacy needs! Foxfield maintains a well-stocked pharmacy. You can rely on us whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition or needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery.

Is your pet difficult to medicate? We may be able to offer you liquid or other compounded medications that make administration much easier for you and your pet.

We also offer joint supplements, medicated shampoos, and dental chews as well as other products.

Have questions about your pet’s medication? Call us today!

Euthanasia Services

When the time comes for you to say goodbye to your pet, we are here for you. We understand how difficult this time can be and will make the process as easy as possible for your pet and your family.

There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, but every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision.  Please call our office or schedule an appointment with one of our Veterinarians to help you decide when the right time maybe.

Dealing with the end of a pet’s life is never easy. We will do whatever we can to make the process less difficult.