Kailua Animal Clinic has been expanding behind the scenes to offer many up-to-date diagnostic procedures, medical therapies, and surgical procedures. Here's a glimpse at the services we offer!

Wellness Health Medicine
Kailua Animal Clinic wants to keep your pets as healthy as possible throughout their lives. Puppies and kittens need three sets of monthly vaccinations starting at 6-8 weeks of age to protect them from the most common viral and bacterial diseases while their immune systems are developing. As they grow up, annual and semi-annual exams are a great way to keep up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm prevention, and intestinal parasite control, and to have a doctor check for any early signs of medical problems. For middle-aged and senior animals (over 7 years of age), we also recommend annual bloodwork and urinalysis laboratory testing to monitor their bodies' changes with age and allow us to catch subclinical disease and start treatment early.

Exotic Animal Medicine
Not only does Kailua Animal Clinic treat cats and dogs, but also birds, rabbits, reptiles, rodents, fish, pot-bellied pigs, and more! Whether your animal companion crawls, hops, flies, swims, or scampers, we are able to provide knowledgeable routine and emergency medical and surgical treatment.

Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
From spays and bladder stone removal to splenectomies and gastrointestinal obstruction relief, Kailua Animal Clinic has experienced surgeons on staff. Orthopedic services such as fracture repair and cranial cruciate ligament rupture repair are also offered. Throughout surgical procedures, careful anesthetic monitoring with cardiovascular and respiratory support is provided to every patient.

Anesthetic Monitoring
The most up-to-date anesthetic monitoring equipment (Cardell 9500 Series) utilized at Kailua Animal Clinic allows us to monitor blood pressure, pulse oximetry, carbon dioxide levels, EKG tracing, respiration, and temperature for our patients throughout surgical and medical procedures.

Laboratory Testing
Kailua Animal Clinic offers advanced laboratory testing from routine blood chemistry profiles and culture and antimicrobial sensitivity testing to fine needle aspirates and histopathological analysis of biopsy samples. Blood and urine samples can be analyzed for key enzymes, hormones, or degradation products to diagnose diseases such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and liver and kidney failure. Fine needle aspirates and biopsy samples are analyzed for changes at the cellular level and signs of neoplasia (cancer). While some sample analysis may be done in-house, Kailua Animal Clinic partners with Idexx Laboratories on the mainland to process most samples with results provided within 24 hours.

Commonly known as x-rays, radiographs use x-ray technology to create 2-D images of the patient on film. This diagnostic tool is useful in assessing both bone and soft tissue. For example, radiographs may be taken to check for pneumonia, spread of cancer to the lungs, intestinal obstruction, fractures, or joint disease.

Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to assess internal structures noninvasively. Kailua Animal Clinic offers this relatively new technology for both abdominal and thoracic scans to help diagnose disease processes, identify structurally abnormal organs, and assess pregnancy. Images taken by Kailua Animal Clinic may be sent electronically to the mainland for further interpretation by board-certified veterinary radiologists with results received within 4 hours.

Endoscopy is a way of looking inside the body with a small camera to search for the cause of clinical disease without invasive surgery. This procedure also allows biopsies of lesions to be taken and submitted for histopathology. A few common uses of endoscopy include exploration of joints, regions of the gastrointestinal tract, the airways, and the nasal cavity.

Animals need dental care, too! Periodontal disease is the most common disease process in small animals, and has been linked to immunosupression as well as heart, kidney, and brain disease. While daily brushing is the best prevention you can provide to your pet, Kailua Animal Clinic offers dental care from routine ultrasonic scaling and polishing to extractions. All dental work is performed under anesthesia to allow a thorough dental examination, proper cleaning below the gumline, and for the comfort and safety of your pet.

Artificial Insemination
Kailua Animal Clinic offers artificial insemination services. Sperm may be collected from a stud locally or purchased through private vendors. The female is monitored for ovulation through hormonal levels and vaginal cytology. When appropriate, the sperm is placed directly into the reproductive tract of the female.

Pain Control
Animals do feel pain, and Kailua Animal Clinic cares about it! The most up-to-date information on analgesia (pain relief) is used to provide tailored therapy to your pet, whether for post-surgical pain or chronic inflammation such as with arthritis.

Kailua Animal Clinic offers boarding services to our clients. Multiple walks, daily care, play time, medication dosing, bathing, and medical attention are provided. Space is limited, so make your reservations early!

Microchip Services
Kailua Animal Clinic offers microchipping services as a way to permanently identify your pet. Microchips are tiny computer chips that have an identification number programmed into them. They are injected under the skin between the shoulder blades to provide a permanent ID that cannot be lost or altered. Microchip ID numbers may then be registered with the Hawaiian Humane Society or a national database to help identify your animal should he or she be lost or stolen.

Health Certificates
If you are planning a trip to the mainland or internationally, Kailua Animal Clinic can help you get all your travel paperwork in order. Our staff of USDA-accredited veterinarians are able to examine pets of all species and provide the appropriate health certificate documentation for travel.



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