Veterinary Services in Sarasota, Florida

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Drop-Off Services & Preventative Care

Bring your pet to West Coast Veterinary for quality veterinary care. Remember, no food is allowed after midnight for patients having surgery the next day. Wellness exams are specialized for each patient and their life stage. Puppies and kittens have different needs from our geriatric companions.
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Digital Imaging Services Include:

Digital radiographs may represent the greatest technogical advancement in medical imaging over the last decade. The use of photographic films for x-ray imaging will be obsolete in a few years. Images can be taken immediately, examined, deleted, corrected and subsequently sent to a network of computers in a matter of minutes. One of the most useful advantages of digital radiographs is the ability it gives clinicians to send images to other practitioners in a matter of minutes, even while talking on the telephone.

Ultrasound diagnostic procedures can be done to determine organ health, and to identify growths or masses that may be harder to see on a radiograph (x-ray), or used to get more specific information about something previously found on a radiograph. Using ultrasound can also assist in determining if a pet is pregnant and a possible gestation timeline.
 
 
 
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Surgery

We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology for all of our patients. Our surgeries include pre-operative blood work, Iv catheter and fluid therapy, top of the line anesthetic monitoring, pain management, and special attention during recovery. The experience of our doctors as well as the training of our technical staff helps us provide the best care possible for your pet.
 
 
 
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Hospital Care

Trained veterinary technicians monitor all pets in the hospital throughout anesthesia and recovery. Any sick or critical pets stay in our ICU, which is in the center of the hospital to enable constant monitoring and care. Pets with a potentially contagious disease are cared for in our isolation unit, with staff following strict biosecurity procedures. The isolation unit also has its own redirected air system, which enables the unit to be completely separate from the rest of the hospital.
 
 
 
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On-Site Laboratory

Our clinic boasts an in-house laboratory for routine blood work, such as complete blood counts, blood chemistries, and electrolytes. We also evaluate fecal, urine, and cytology in our lab for faster results. In addition, to further serve you we are also affiliated with an off-site laboratory which we utilize to provide us access to a clinical pathologist.
 
 
 
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Dental Services

Prophylactic dental cleaning is of utmost importance in our companion animals. In fact, periodontal disease is one of the most common health problems in our pets, and can be a precursor to other illness and bacterial infection.

All dental procedures for pets are performed under general anesthesia to ensure the most complete diagnosis and care. Routine dental treatment includes full oral radiographs, ultrasonic scaling, subgingival manual scaling, and polishing of the teeth.
 
 
 
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Vaccinations

Patients need a customized vaccination protocol appropriate for their life stage and activity level. We strive to incorporate the latest research, as well as individual patient needs into our vaccination recommendations.

We also offer vaccine titers for those patients unable to have routine vaccines.

Internal & External Parasite Evaluations & Control:

  • Heartworm
  • Intestinal Parasites
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
 
 
 
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We fill prescriptions for many commonly used drugs right from our on-site and online pharmacy. Our pharmacy also fills prescriptions outside of our clinic for any other drugs. Additionally, enjoy the added convenience of having your pet's refills on medications ordered and delivered right to your own home.
 
 
 
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Microchips are a reliable way to identify your pet, without the worry of a collar that can get lost. A microchip is a small computer chip the size of a grain of rice that is inserted into your pet's skin between its shoulder blades. You, the owner, then register the chip with your personal contact information. If your pet is lost, animal shelters and other veterinary clinics scan your pet to retrieve your contact information.
 
 
 
 
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OFA screening:
  1. Elbow and Hip Dysplasia
  2. Legg-Calve-Perthes
  3. Thyroid
  4. Microchip

DNA testing
  1. Ancestry back to the great-grandparent level
  2. A predicted weight profile
  3. Information about the physical traits your dog may exhibit
  4. Testing for the MDR1 genetic mutation
  5. Testing for Exercise-induced Collapse (EIC)

Both international and domestic health certificates.
  1. APHIS 7001 International HC
  2. Bilingual non-commercial/commercial movement Health Certificates
  3. Rabies Testing
  4. Intrastate Travel Certificates
  5. For-Sale Health Certificates
 
 
 
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Full Reproductive & Health Services

  • Collection, evaluation, and freezing of canine semen at the dog breeder’s kennel, dog shows and our facility.
  • Assistance with fresh and cooled semen breedings
  • Artificial insemination services, products, and supplies
  • Surgical implants referrals
  • Full reproduction workups for stud dogs and bitches
  • Brucella testing
  • Progesterone testing and consultations about your breeding needs
  • Ultrasound for pregnancy checks!!!!
  • Export blood work panels for semen export to foreign countries- price depending on panel submitted
  • Exporting to other Countries
  • Board and Breed service
 
 
For reproductive appointments, call Time Shifters Canine Semen Bank at (941) 350-4397.
Contact West Coast Veterinary Center in Sarasota, Florida, to schedule an appointment for any veterinary care service.

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Wellness Exams

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Regular wellness exams or annual exams are one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet healthy. We strongly believe in preventive care and have developed wellness protocols for every stage of your pet's life.

One of the most important reasons to bring your pet in on a regular basis is to monitor and treat conditions before they become untreatable. The benefit of early detection ... Read more
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Holistic Medicine

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Holistic Veterinary Medicine is a type of medicine that uses alternative medicine in the treatment of animals. The philosophy of holistic emphasizes empathy and minimal invaseness. Alternative therapies may include Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy and Kinesiology.

Many ... Read more
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Acupuncture & Chiropractic Medicine

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the art of applying small thin needles to a specific point on the body, creating a therapeutic response by moving energy to help certain diseases and conditions.

Acupuncture changes the signaling pathways of the body to promote healing, pain relief and immune system stimulation. ... Read more
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Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a technique that involves the manipulation of the musculoskeletal system especially the spine,or manual therapy manipulation of joints and soft tissue.

The most common therapeutic procedure done by our doctors is known as a spinal manipulation, also called a Chiropractic Adjustment. The purpose of the manipulation is to restore the joints mobility by manually applying a controlled force into the joint that has become hypo-mobile or has restricted the patients movement and a result of an injury.

Like Acupuncture our Chiropractic exams require a through exam which sometimes require Radiographs. Patient history is also of vital importance to our evaluation.

How long does a chiropractic evaluation take? The amount of time depends on the severity of the condition and whether or not physical therapy is recommended. However most Initial exams take about an hour.
 

Therapy

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Hydrotherapy/Water Treadmill

  • Water buoyancy reduces gravity, diminishing concussive forces
  • Allows early intervention and quicker recovery times for animals.
  • Water provides resistance throughout the range of motion, enabling dogs with stiff joint to strengthen their strides and increase the benefits of exercise while minimizing the pain.
  • Warm water assist the pain reduction and help increase the blood flow that will aid nerve and muscle growth
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Class IV Laser

Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response is damaged or dysfunctional tissue.

The laser enters the tissue, alters cell membrane permeability, and at the cellular level is absorbed in the mitochondria ... Read more
 

Physical Therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to improve the quality of life and decrease pain. Techniques used in therapy are passive range of motion, balance of motion, and strengthening exercises.

  • Passive range of motion - (PROM) is accomplished through flexion and extension of the joints to its limits. This therapy technique can significantly increase an animal's range of motion and decreases joint pain, improving its quality of life.
  • Balance Exercise - Balance exercises make use of equipment designed to strengthen weak muscles and builds limps affected by atrophy. These exercises include balancing on physio-balls, wobble boards and balance boards. Balance exercises force the pet place weight on the affected limp and help build muscle. These exercises may shorten recovery time from surgical repairs and help improve coordination and balance.
  • Strengthening exercises - These include walking up/down stair's, sit stands, standing on 2 or 3 legs, and backing. These exercises promote healing by strengthen the muscles in the injured area and increasing the range of motion with animals with degenerative diseases.
 

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Tendons and ligaments connect muscles to bone, making it possible for your pet to walk, jump, and move. Once injured, tendons and ligaments do not heal easily because they naturally have poor blood supply, particularly where they connect to bone. As a result, the tendons and ligaments become weak and the muscles become over-taxed causing chronic pain, weakness and further damage.

Common treatment options include: rest, anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, and some times corticosteroid injections. For some patients, these treatment options are not enough provide long-term relief.

Now there is a new treatment that is accelerating the way pets heal from chronic problems like arthritis, injured ligaments , and strained muscles.

Blood contains platelets and fibrinogen, which play a crucial role in blood clotting and also carry certain growth factors that promote wound healing. PRP is derived from your pets own blood, which has been processed to concentrate the platelets. When injected into the injured site, these concentrated platelets contain powerful growth factors that can jumpstart the healing of injured tendons and ligaments by stimulating tissue repair and regeneration.
 

Reproduction

 

 

 

 

Canine Reproduction Services of Florida

 
 
 

Dr. Shauntell Gallaher

Dr. Gallaher is very excited to join the team at West Coast Veterinary Center! Currently she can be seen by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and selected Saturdays.

As always, Dr. Gallaher will do her best to accommodate the needs for breeding's or C-sections, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Advanced notice is required for on-call services.

We look forward to helping you with all your breeding needs.

Call us now at 941-925-2262 for breeding and other veterinary services in Sarasota, FL and surrounding areas.
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Bathing

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
We offer basic routine grooming from medicated to spa like baths which all include nail trim, anal gland expression and ear cleaning.

We also offer grooming for our feline friends. They to can be pampered with routine spa baths and lion cut shave downs.

Prices:


Baths with Standard Brush


Sm-Med $30.00
Large $40.00
Ex-Large $50.00

Medicated Baths with Standard Bath and Brush additional $27.00

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Dog & Cat Boarding in Sarasota, Florida

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
West Coast Veterinary Center in Sarasota, Florida, offers small pet boarding services. Whether your dog or cat needs to stay for a couple hours or several days, trust us to provide the best care. To further ensure your pet has a great time, extra cuddle time, walks, spa baths, grooming, and extra play time may be added to enhance your pet's stay with us.
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Overnight Boarding

With our large open running area, your dog is sure to feel right at home. Daily turn out in the large play yard also gives them plenty of time to exercise and play.

Feline visitors at WCVC have ample space in our Kitty Condos, which feature hidey-holes and perches in each condo. Daily time in the larger cat play area is available for more jumping and climbing. Individual cuddle time and brushing is a favorite of most of our cat visitors, so be sure to ask about that when booking the visit.
 
 
 
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Play Dates & Day Boarding

While you are away for the day, bring your pet to our veterinary center. Whether you need your pet taken care of for a couple hours or for the day, we are pleased to take care of them. While staying with us, your pet will release their pent-up energy, as well as meet new friends.

We offer several different kinds of activities for your pet to do durring the day. Pool and water time is always a favorite but game day and movie time is a close second.

Boarding Prices:

  • Small Dog–$24.00
  • Medium Dog–$26.00
  • Large Dog–$28.00
  • Cat Condo–$20.00
  • Day Care–$17.00