Our MissionOur mission is to offer and provide high quality medical, surgical and preventive care to our patients.
ECV Provides the following services:
Pets We See
Our mission is to provide high quality medical, surgical, and preventative care to our patients
Our team of experienced doctors will analyze your pet's health and care needs, providing you with the best options towards improving and maintaining your pet's health. Pets afflicted with injury or illness receive the highest quality medical care from our doctors and staff. Our clients and patients are always greeted warmly and treated as family, creating a calm and friendly atmosphere.
The Doctors at East Central Veterinarians peform a wide variety of surgical produces. For certain advanced surgeries, board-certified Surgeons are readily available at our hospital. These surgeons also come to our facility for client consultations. Surgeries that may require a specialist include, but are not limited to cruciate ligament repair (TPLO – tibial plateau leveling osteotomy)
We strive continuously to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine and we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients. This includes routine surgical procedures such as spaying and neutering, and more complex surgeries.
Our doctors are highly skilled in performing veterinary surgeries and will make every effort to ensure your pet receives the best possible care. Our priority is the patient’s safety, management of the patient’s pain, and utilizing the most current surgical practices. Our staff is comprised of caring and compassionate professionals whom will monitor your pet before, during and after surgery to ensure a safe and complete recovery of your pet. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, anesthesia, pain management and postoperative care.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will review and discuss post-operative care and medication instructions with you. If you have any questions after you have brought your pet home, you can simply call us to discuss your concerns with our knowledgeable staff. Surgery can be a source of stress and anxiety for many pet owners. If you have any questions or concerns about surgery, call us and we can discuss how our surgical services can benefit your pet’s health.
Our clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment which helps us to enable a more rapid, accurate analysis so that treatment for your pet can be started sooner.
In-House Lab - Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform many types of testing that can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of your pet. An important member of our team is our Laboratory and Pharmacy Technician, who is able to perform these diagnostic tests for our veterinarians while your pet is being treated on an outpatient or hospitalized basis.
Ultrasound - An ultrasound examination, also known as ultrasonography, is a non-invasive imaging technique that allows internal body structures to be seen by recording echoes or reflections of ultrasonic waves. Unlike x-rays, which are potentially dangerous, ultrasound waves are considered to be safe. The technique is invaluable for the examination of internal organs and was first used in veterinary medicine for pregnancy diagnosis. However, the technique is also extremely useful in evaluating heart conditions and identifying changes in abdominal organs. Ultrasonography is very useful in the diagnosis of cysts and tumors. Its usefulness for pregnancy diagnosis, evaluation of the internal organs, assessment of heart function, and evaluation of certain eye diseases, make it an invaluable, non-invasive diagnostic tool to help protect to your pet's well-being.
Digital Radiology – Radiographs, or x-rays, help our veterinarians evaluate skeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, reproductive and urinary systems. The image quality of a digital x-ray is much higher than a film x-ray and there is no time lost in processing the image. We are able to view the x-ray almost immediately so we can diagnose your pet so treatment can be started quickly. Digital radiography is environmentally friendly because there are no chemicals to contaminate water systems. Radiation exposure to your pet is minimized because we use far less radiation for digital radiography.
Digital Dental Radiology – Digital Dental Radiology (“x-rays”) allows us to visualize the internal anatomy of your dog or cat’s teeth along with the roots and surrounding bone. Sixty percent (60%) of animal’s teeth lie below the gum line which we can only evaluate with radiographs. These highly detailed x-rays allow us to diagnose bone loss or hidden dental disease that may be present in the tooth roots and jawbone areas that may need advanced treatment. Because they are digital there is much less radiation compared to film-based systems. The digital images are displayed on the computer screen within a few seconds following exposure, reducing the amount of time your dog or cat is under general anesthesia.
Did you know that skin conditions are one of the most common diagnostic diseases for pets. The doctors at East Central Veterinarians perform a wide variety of dermatology procedures. For more complicated or challenging skin conditions a board-certified Dermatologist is readily available at our hospital. We see, diagnose and treat numerous skin conditions including:
- Atopy (environmental allergies)
- Food allergies
- Flea allergy dermatitis
- Ear infections
- Bacterial infections
- Parasitic skin infections
- Fungal infection (such as ringworm)
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Skin Cancer
- Auto-immune skin diseases
If your pet is exhibiting itchy skin symptoms, is suffering from alopecia (hair loss), or other skin conditions, please give us a call. We will thoroughly examine and discuss further diagnostic testing and treatment options with you so you and your pet can get itchy skin relief!
East Central Veterinary comes equipped with an in-house pharmacy meaning you can receive your prescription medications at the conclusion of your pet’s visit. If your pet has specialized requirements, we will work with compounding pharmacies to meet your needs. At home delivery of your pet’s medication and food is available. Auto-shipping is available for your convenience and has an auto-ship discount.
Click this Link to arrange for at home prescription delivery of your pet’s medications and Royal Canine Foods (prescription or over-the-counter)
Click this Link to arrange for at home delivery of your pet’s Purina Foods (prescription or over-the-counter)
Click this Link to arrange for at home delivery of your pet’s Hill’s Science Diet Foods (prescription or over-the-counter)
We love our pets. They’re members of our family. That’s why we find it so difficult when it’s time to say goodbye. This is the price we pay for loving animals, and for living with animals: being responsible sometimes for deciding when and how to say goodbye. But how do we know how and when to do it, so that we have done right by our pets, and honor their places in our family?
East Central Veterinarians will help you through this difficult process. Our skilled veterinarians can help in determining quality of life for your pet, and walk you through the processes of euthanasia when the time comes.
At the appointment the veterinarian will discuss with you any concerns, thoughts, or questions you have surrounding euthanasia. Your pet will receive a mild sedative to help ensure your pet is comfortable. Once you and your pet are ready, the final euthanasia medication is given, usually in a vein. It works quickly, in most cases. The veterinarian will then confirm that your pet has passed on. After, you may continue to spend as much time as you need with your pet.
At-home Euthanasia – East Central Veterinarians is pleased to offer at-home euthanasia. This provides you the service in the comfort of your own home Without the challenges of transporting them to veterinary office. Allowing a pet’s final moments to be spent in their familiar home setting, surrounded by the comforts and smells they have known all their life, is a final gift we can give. The performing veterinarian will then transport your pet for cremation if cremation services were requested.
In- Clinic Euthanasia - This provides you the service in a quiet and comfortable environment by an experienced veterinarian. We will ensure transport for your pet if cremation services were requested.
Cremation Services - East Central Veterinary offers cremation services to families whom have lost their beloved pet. We offer 2 types of cremation, and options to have a clay paw print cast of your pet’s paw as a keepsake.
1. Group Cremation – This option is for families that do not wish to have their pet’s ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and ashes are scatter on private property in Minnesota specifically designated for pet ashes.
2. Individual Cremation – With this option, your pet is cremated individually. Ashes are placed in a decorative wooden urn box, complete with an engraved name plate. Urns and ashes are typically returned in about 2-3 weeks.
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Skin scrapes
- Test for viruses (Parvovirus, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
- Heartworm disease
- Fecal examinations (testing for the presence of hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, and roundworms)
- Ear cytology
- Mass cytology
- Skin cytology
- Complete blood counts
- Pancreatitis testing
It is important to us that you understand what your pet’s laboratory test results mean. Our doctors take the time to go over your pet’s results with you, discuss any questions and concerns that you may have and then together with you and your family, decide on the best course of treatment for your cherished pet.
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Professional dental cleaning removes dental plaque and tartar that cause periodontal disease. The dental deposits are removed by power (ultrasonic) and hand dental scalers. Following scaling, the teeth are polished to remove residual plaque and to smooth the tooth surface (which delays deposition of plaque and tartar subsequently). The mouth is rinsed to remove debris prior to a final inspection. A plaque-preventive material may be applied to the teeth. The pet owner will be provided with recommendations for daily home oral hygiene specific for dogs or cats.
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