Around the Bend Veterinary Services

 

Our Services

 

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Mobile Veterinary Services:

Equine Services

  • Dentistry
  • Individualized wellness programs (vaccines, fecal egg counts, nutrition assessment, blood work)
  • Digital coggins, health certificates and equine passports
  • Prepurchase examinations
  • Lameness examinations
  • Acupuncture and herbal therapy
  • Laser therapy

Small Animal Services

  • Individualized wellness programs (vaccines, fecals, blood work, quality of life)
  • Hospice and end of life care
  • Acupuncture and herbal therapy
  • Laser therapy

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Equine Dentistry – It’s more than just floating teeth!

Regular dental care:

  • Maintains the health and comfort of your horse
  • Allows your horse to utilize its feed more efficiently
  • Improves performance
  • Reduces gastrointestinal disease (colic, choke, diarrhea)

Around The Bend Veterinary Services recommends a yearly dental examination starting at 4 years of age (earlier if dental abnormalities present) and in some horses, every 6 months. A proper examination utilizes sedation, restraint and an oral mouth speculum. This allows the veterinarian to identify and correct any dental abnormalities prior to them affecting the health of the horse.

Signs of possible dental problems:

  • Loss of body condition
  • Dropping feed while eating, difficulty eating, or excessive salivation
  • Nasal discharge or facial swelling
  • Tossing head, fighting the bit, head tilting
  • Foul odor from mouth or nostrils
  • Digestive issues (colic, choke, diarrhea)
  • Large or undigested hay particles in manure

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture therapy has been in practice for over 3,000 years and has been proven to promote well-being in the health of humans and animals.

It is defined as, “Stimulation of a specific point on the body that results in a therapeutic effect.” Acupuncture points have been mapped to be in areas where there is a high density of nerve endings, small blood vessels, and lymphatic vessels. Beta-endorphins, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters are released with point stimulation which results in relief to the patient through the core concepts of:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved blood flow, oxygenation and removal of toxins
  • Release of substances responsible for pain and inflammation
  • Used in conjunction with western medicine without fear of adverse interactions.

Acupuncture can benefit a wide range of conditions in dogs, cats, horses and other animals

  • Degenerative joint disease, arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Laminitis
  • Muscle and ligament strains/tears
  • Back pain, Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Cancer or chemotherapy support
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Seizures
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Diarrhea, ulcers
  • Endocrine diseases (cushing’s, addison’s, thyroid)
  • Weakness or paralysis
  • Nausea or decreased appetite

Acupuncture falls under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) which is a collection of treatments that includes acupressure, herbal therapy, food therapy, and Tui-na (medical massage) that can be integrated into conventional (western) veterinary treatments to promote the body to heal itself.

Each patient is initially given an assessment so that Dr. Jones can provide a proper treatment plan that integrates western and TCVM therapies. Both acute and chronic conditions can be treated with acupuncture but please be aware that chronic conditions usually take a minimum of 3 treatments prior to seeing significant improvements. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative, therefore consistent treatment is more beneficial than intermittent.

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Laser Therapy

KLASER

Laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that reduces pain, decreases inflammation and accelerates healing.

How?

  • Perception of PAIN is reduced by an increase in the release of tissue endorphins.
  • INFLAMMATION is reduced by decreasing the release of inflammatory mediators and prostaglandins.
  • HEALING is accelerated by increased blood flow from dilation of the blood vessels.

Class IV laser therapy speeds healing and reduces pain through photobiomodulation.

  • Photobiomodulation is the use of specific wavelengths of red and near-infared light to create therapeutic effects.

Treatments may involve a single treatment or be expanded to over several weeks to months depending on the condition being treated.

Conditions that respond well to laser therapy include but are not limited to:

  • Osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, hip dysplasia
  • General pain management (sprains, strains, stiffness)
  • Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
  • Post surgical healing/pain relief
  • Neuropathies
  • Wounds
  • Back pain
  • Abscesses
  • Ear infections (otitis)
  • Snake bites

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End of Life Services

It is a privilege and honor to be with a family during the most difficult time of pet ownership.

There is something special about a pet staying in the comfort of their home or familiar surroundings. Whether it is a favorite sunny spot, special park, or their favorite bed. Being able to provide a peaceful and fear free goodbye is a priceless gift to give your beloved companion.

Around The Bend Veterinary Services understands that the end of your pet’s life is a difficult time and we are committed to answering all of your questions and providing the support you and your family needs. Euthanasia consultations are provided at the request of the family for times when you are unsure when the right time for your pet’s final transition is.

Dr. Jones will respectfully allow you and your family (including any pets) to spend adequate time before and after the procedure. No animal will be in discomfort during the euthanasia process. A sedative will be given that will allow your pet to relax and eliminate any underlying pain. Once your pet has passed and all family members have had time to say their goodbyes in privacy, Dr. Jones will transport your pet for cremation, according to your wishes. You may also choose to make your own arrangements for aftercare such as home burial.

If your pet’s health deteriorates rapidly when your regular veterinary office is closed, you may still help ease your pet’s suffering with in-home euthanasia. We try to keep our scheduling flexible including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

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Hospice + Palliative Care

Focusing on quality of life and comfort, not a cure.

Animal Hospice Care is closely modeled after human hospice and involves all aspects of supportive care such as pain management, nutritional support and emotional support for terminally ill patients and their families. This is a specialized type of veterinary care for pets when owners have decided not to pursue curative treatment. Hospice patients are only expected to live weeks to months and all treatments are aimed at improving quality of life while easing the transition to end of life. Palliative care is a part of hospice care that aims to alleviate pain and discomfort to improve quality of life.

Every patient is initially given a quality of life (QOL) assessment in the home. With the families guidance, Dr. Jones create’s an individualized treatment plan that fits your ability to care for a progressive or terminal illness. During the assessment she takes into consideration:

  • Any pain that the pet maybe experiencing
  • Nutrition
  • Comfort care and hygiene
  • Mobility
  • End of life plan (euthanasia or natural death)

Hospice + palliative care should be considered if your pet has:

  • A terminal illness
  • A chronic, progress disease (kidney disease, debilitating arthritis, congestive heart failure)
  • A chronic disability (neurologic disease, IVDD)
  • A terminal geriatric status (cognitive dysfunction, geriatric vestibular disease)

Around The Bend Veterinary Services strives to be a leader in quality hospice + palliative care for your pets. Dr. Jones will be there to fully support you through this journey and ensure that we do everything possible for you, your family, and your pet. Dr. Jones works collaboratively with you and your veterinarian or specialist to provide the most complete care possible.

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