Sifton Park Veterinary Clinic

13680 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5A 4Y3

(780)476-1875

www.siftonparkvetclinic.com

Services

 

Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets compared to humans, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems.

We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:

 

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:

Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.  

 

Surgery & Anesthesia:

Our surgery suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures including, but not limited, to spays/neuters, lump removals, various soft tissue surgeries and abdominal surgery.

At Sifton Park, we use the safest possible anesthetics, providing an extra margin of safety, especially for the older or higher risk patients. During all sedation/anesthetic procedures, a dedicated Registered Veterinary Technologist is continuously monitoring your pet’s vital signs manually and by using up to date monitoring equipment.

 

Ultrasounds:

Ultrasounds are arranged in-house to assist us with the diagnosis of various conditions. 

 

Diagnostic Imaging:

Our on-site, modern X-Ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders. We can also refer to various specialty practices for more comprehensive imaging such as ultrasound and CT/MRI.

 

Dental Prophylaxis:  

Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth that takes hold in progressive stages. If left untreated, it can lead to halitosis (bad breath), infections of the gums and teeth and bacteria from dental infections can enter the blood stream and cause damage to many major organs. Although our veterinarians can detect the need for a dental cleaning during an exam, it is difficult to determine the extent of the dental procedure until your pet is anesthetized and we are able to x-ray and evaluate each individual tooth.

At Sifton Park Veterinary Clinic, we are able to provide:

  • Digital Oral X-Rays
  • Scaling & Polishing
  • Oral surgery & extractions

We will use similar instruments as human dentists to remove plaque and calculus from your pet’s teeth. Following the dental cleaning, the teeth are polished to smooth the tooth surface and delay the attachment of plaque.

Extractions:

Our veterinarians are trained in the latest techniques for removal of problem teeth. Sifton Park Veterinary Clinic does not engage in nor endorse in “anesthesia free” dental procedures.

 

Laboratory:

Sifton Park Veterinary Clinic has in-house laboratory equipment giving us same-day results for surgeries and rapid diagnosis of your pet’s illness. Our IDEXX blood analyzers help us look at your pet’s Blood Chemistry to analyze internal organ function as well as a Complete Blood Count.

We also offer various IDEXX Snap Tests allowing us to immediately diagnose some diseases such as Parvovirus, pancreatitis and Feline Leukemia/Immunodeficiency Virus. With in-house rapid results, your pet can be diagnosed quickly and have treatment begin immediately.

We also have the ability to send samples to an outside laboratory for any results not required immediately. Our doctors will talk to you about your best options.
Our equipment is current by today’s standards and regularly maintained with quality control checks performed by our Registered Veterinary Technologists.

 

Internal medicine and surgery referrals:

We can offer referrals to board-certified specialists in an internal medicine, dermatology, cardiology, opthalmology and orthopedic surgery who help us with the diagnosis and treatment of more complicated cases.

 

Permanent identification:

We offer tattooing and microchip identification.

 

Pharmacy:

We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, supplements, shampoos, flea and tick as well as internal parasite control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of veterinary prescription diets.

 

Dietary Counseling:

We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.

 

Behavioral Counseling:

We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.

 

Emergency Care:

Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies.

Why Do Our Pets Need Surveillance Screening?

 

Firstly, our pets can't speak. They cannot tell us if they feel unwell or have any other indicators of internal illness. We need to examine them every 6-12 months as well as run some routine screening tests to detect underlying disease BEFORE it is clinically apparent.

Secondly, pets will actively mask signs of illness until later in the course of the illness. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation. Use the age chart below to find your pets age in "people" years and the screening testing recommended for each stage of his or her life. We believe the following tests give us the best chance of helping your pets live longer, healthier lives.

Blue/
Lilac
 

Every 12 months - Physical Examination and Baseline Blood Profile (a small blood test checking internal organ health) and Urine Specific Gravity (a urine test to check how well the kidneys concentrate urine) 

Green 

Every 12 months - Physical Examination and Annual Health Profile (a blood test checking red and white blood cell counts and a more comprehensive internal organ screen) and Urine Specific Gravity  

Yellow 

Every 6 months - Physical Examination

Every 12 months - Senior Health Profile (comprehensive internal organ screen including electrolytes, red and white cell counts and Thyroid testing) and Urine Analysis

Red 

Every 6 months - Physical Examination and Senior Health Profile including Urine Analysis