Pikesville Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital that offers a wide range of pet healthcare services, including the following:
Anesthesia: We have the safest available anesthetics, anesthetic protocols, and monitoring equipment, which provide that extra margin of safety in our patients. To insure safety and improve recovery from anesthesia, all anesthetized animals have pre operative blood work checked and IV catheters placed for fluids during the procedure. Patients have their vital parameters monitored constantly with monitors (EKG, pulse oxymetry, capnography, temperature, blood pressure) as well as veterinary nurses assessing similar clinical parameters until the pet is awake and safe.
Surgery: Our hospital includes dedicated surgical facilities and equipment for the performance of a wide range of surgical procedures. We pride ourselves on our detail and safety oriented approach to anesthesia and intra-operative surgical support.
Laparoscopy: We have laparoscopic capabilities to provide pets with minimally invasive surgery where appropriate. Laparoscopy can be utilized for common procedures including spays, cryptorchid testicle retrieval, gastropexy, liver biopsy, bladder stone removal, and full thickness intestinal biopsies. For more information on the Laparoscopic Spay Procedure (LapSpay) click here.
Ultrasound: Our hospital is equipped with a state of the art ultrasound. Our doctors have routinely utilized ultrasound in general and emergency practice for more than 8 years and have completed multiple continuing education courses in ultrasound alone.
Endoscopy: Not all problems can be solved with medicine alone. Sometimes foreign bodies or other conditions of the intestines require that we gain access to the gut. Traditionally this was done with an exploratory abdominal surgery. In many cases we can address these problems non-invasively with the use of an endoscope.
Laboratory: Our complete in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, and parasite testing. We have equipped our in house laboratory with all of the resources necessary to assess a patient’s health within an hour if needed. In addition to our in-house laboratory, we have a full service reference laboratory that picks up specimens daily. Virtually any test possible can be performed on a daily basis.
Dentistry: We believe dental care is of valuable benefit to the comfort and well being of our patients. As such, we provide complete dental services including teeth cleaning with an ultrasonic scaler, polishing, tooth extractions, and minor oral surgery. We are completely equipped with high-speed dental hand pieces and digital dental x-rays to make the best decisions and provide the best care for your pet’s oral health.
Radiology: We have a completely integrated digital x-ray system that produces high quality diagnostic radiographs in much shorter time. This means less stress for your pet and better answers for you and the doctors.
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability.
Types of Pets Seen
At Pikesville Animal Hospital, we care for dogs and cats exclusively.