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Our Services

Metro Detroit Veterinary Services

From routine wellness to dental care to boarding, Greenfield Animal Hospital is here for your pet’s every need.

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Our OFfered Veterinary Services

We offer a full array of preventive, maintenance, and medical care for your pets. We also offer boarding and grooming services. Read on to learn more about the services we offer and our commitment to quality pet care. While we primarily see dogs and cats, Dr. Jachman can see small mammals, reptiles, and birds. Please call us for more information.

Pet Wellness Care

The foundation components of the Greenfield Animal Hospital Wellness program are:

  • A comprehensive annual physical exams
  • Appropriate laboratory tests
  • Immunizations based on lifestyle
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Client education

Our goal is to enhance “The Bond” between you and your pet by maintaining the quality and longevity of your pet’s life.

Because dogs and cats age faster than humans, they need more frequent examinations. Twice yearly head-to-tail examinations not only help save money on veterinary expenses in the long run, but they also help ensure your pet lives a long and healthy life.

Increasing numbers of animal diseases and disorders are treatable and can be fully cured with modern veterinary medicine. As a result of this, pets are enjoying longer, healthier, and more active lives. Twice annual head-to-tail exams provide an opportunity for early detection, which allows your veterinarian to treat and cure the disease or disorder before it becomes too advanced, more expensive to treat, or untreatable.

During the examination, your veterinarian starts at the head and examines your pet’s entire body. Unless your pet has a serious health condition or problems requiring special tests are detected, the examination will proceed rather quickly. Despite the apparent speed, please rest assured that as the examination proceeds, your veterinarian is obtaining a tremendous amount of information about the state of your pet’s health.

These periodic wellness exams are an important part of maintaining a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat, kitten or puppy, or senior pet. They are also a great opportunity for your veterinarian to discuss changes in your pet’s lifestyle that will help him or her live a longer, healthier life.

Pet Hospitalization

Illness, accidents, and diseases are unfortunate facts of life.

Our hospital is well-equipped to handle pet emergencies and hospitalization with the same care and compassion we provide all of our animal patients. We provide the most current equipment needed to diagnose and treat your pet. Diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, dermatological conditions, orthopedic injuries, and malignancies are common conditions we manage and treat.

Equipped with the latest veterinary medical technology and staffed with trained people, including experienced veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians, we are prepared to provide the emergency and critical care your pet requires. With our digital X-ray, ultrasound, and EKG equipment, we can quickly evaluate your pet for signs of injury or disease, while our in-house laboratory can process blood and urine tests quickly.

We also work closely with Board Certified Specialists when referrals are needed to provide the finest care for your pet. Your pet’s health and well-being are important to us, which is why we strive to provide your pet with the highest quality care possible.

 

Pet Grooming
We offer the finest in all breed grooming services for your pet. Our groomers are experienced, kind, and hard-working! Let us pamper your pet and make them look their best. We are happy to employ professional groomers in our hospital because we believe that it offers many conveniences to you as a client. Two main points would be that you can have your pet’s preventive healthcare updated the same day as grooming and most importantly, sometimes the groomer is the one to first notice ear infections, cysts, tumors, and skin conditions which can be early signs of other more serious medical conditions.
Pet Boarding

We offer a clean, updated, climate-controlled, veterinary supervised boarding environment for your pets. Our highly trained kennel attendants provide tender loving care for your pets when boarding. Pets are fed twice daily, monitored carefully, walked regularly, and treated as we would treat our own pets.

To ensure the safety and health of your pet, we require the following:

For Dogs We Require:

Rabies vaccine: protection against a deadly viral infection that attacks the brain and central nervous system, and can easily be transferred between affected animals and humans via contact with infected saliva and blood.

DA2PP vaccine: this vaccine includes a 5-In-1 vaccine including Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza. It protects your dog against these diseases that cause respiratory and central nervous system issues

Bordetella vaccine: this is an upper respiratory infection that is easily spread in the air

Leptospirosis vaccine: this is a disease that can be deadly. It is generally spread by rodents and is zoonotic meaning humans can also catch this disease

Influenza Vaccine: this is a disease that is easily spread from dog to dog causing moderate to severe upper respiratory distress, lethargy, and can last weeks

Fecal Test: Bi-annual requirement. This test is for intestinal parasites, most of which are spread through feces. Dogs go to the bathroom in common areas and can easily contract an intestinal parasite. Further some of these can be “zoonotic” meaning they can spread to humans.

Heartworm Test: Heartworm disease is spread through a mosquito, since they are around our other groomers and boarders this can be transmitted to other dogs.Should your pet be lacking any of these vaccinations or tests, we can work with you to ensure your pet is up to date and ready to enjoy their stay or grooming services with us.

For Cats We Require:

FVRCP vaccine: protects against this disease that can cause respiratory and neurological issueRabies vaccine: protection against a deadly viral infection that attacks the brain and central nervous system, and can easily be transferred between affected animals and humans via contact with infected saliva and blood.

Fecal Test: Bi-annual requirement. This test is for intestinal parasites, most of which are spread through feces. Dogs go to the bathroom in common areas and can easily contract an intestinal parasite. Further some of these can be “zoonotic” meaning they can spread to humans.

Pet Nutritional Counseling

Good nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy life. It is important for pet owners to understand that a pet’s nutritional needs often differ from their own. The nutritional needs of dogs differ from those of cats. And different lifestyles and life stages also have varying nutritional requirements.

Knowing that good nutrition is vital to your pet’s good health, our veterinarians and trained staff are happy to discuss your pet’s nutritional needs with you and answer your questions. A good time to discuss concerns about your pet’s nutrition with one of our veterinarians is during your pet’s regular wellness care examinations.

Nutritional concerns for your pet to keep in mind:

  • Water is very important, and you should provide your cat or dog with a bowl of fresh water every day.
  • Watch the calories and your pet’s weight. There are guidelines for daily calorie intake for both dogs and cats based on their size and stage of life.
  • When choosing food for your cat, make sure it is rich in meat and protein, as cats’ bodies rely on meat as the only source of proteins and other essential nutrients.
  • Meat and fats are important in your dog’s diet as well, but vegetables can also be a source of nutrition in his or her diet. However, seek guidance from our veterinary staff before increasing the number of vegetables offered to your dog or putting your dog on an all-vegetarian diet.

Obesity is a problem veterinarians are noticing much more frequently, and it can lead to more serious conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. We can recommend changes in your pet’s diet and exercise activity, as well as other weight management programs to help him or her shed excess weight to help avoid problems later in life.

We feature a full line of prescription diets that include Royal Canin and Hills Science Diet and would be happy to discuss those diets with you, and choose the right one for your pet.

Pet Behavioral Counseling

Pets have personalities. At times, they can develop some inappropriate behaviors that may negatively affect the bond we share with them. Our staff is trained to help understand your pet’s behaviors and to correct inappropriate behavior when it arises. We also have a network of outside behaviorists and trainers we work with for more challenging situations. Our goal is to keep you and your pet happy together.

Behavioral problems can be caused by a variety of things such as bad experiences, a lack of socialization at a young age, medical problems, and even genetics. Unfortunately, behavioral problems are very common with our furry companions today. Most behavioral problems are an expression of fear and anxiety, though not all.

Behavior problems could include:

  • Aggression
  • Reactivity towards dogs and/or people
  • Resource guarding
  • Separation anxiety
  • Elimination problems
  • Compulsive disorders
  • Destructive behaviors
  • Hyperactive behaviors

If your pet is experiencing any of the above behaviors, or any other concerning behaviors, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us.

Pet Microchipping
Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used Microchip product to increase the chances of safe recovery of a lost pet.

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!

Pet Dental Care
Studies show that approximately 80% of dogs and cats over three years of age are affected by some type of dental disease. Left untreated, pet dental problems will result in discomfort, pain, and possible loss of teeth. In addition, untreated dental problems can also lead to major health problems as well. Infected gums and tartar buildup on a pet’s teeth play host to a large number of bacteria, which can find their way to other parts of the animal’s body.

Bleeding gums and missing or eroded teeth are obvious signs your pet has a dental problem. In addition to bad breath, other subtle signs that your pet is experiencing more serious dental problems are a reluctance to play with toys, reluctance to eat, and lethargy.

The best way to avoid dental problems for your pet is to practice good dental care starting at an early age, including regularly brushing your pet’s teeth. If you have a new pet, our trained staff will be happy to explain how you can start a good home dental care program for your pet. There are many products available for maintaining your pet’s dental health, and we can guide you in how to use them properly.

When professional dental prophylaxis is indicated, we utilize hand scaling, high-speed dental equipment, and the most up-to-date products for your pet. Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians are trained to scale, clean and polish teeth to create a smooth, healthy tooth and gum surface that is more resistant to disease. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. Our Veterinarians do a thorough examination of your pet’s teeth, gums, and oral cavity, including taking digital X-rays of your pet’s teeth. In the event of significant periodontal disease, our veterinarians are trained in both major and minor extractions. If extractions are needed, we focus on appropriate antibiotic therapy and pain management using nerve blocks so your pet is comfortable during recovery. Your pet is safe with Greenfield Animal Hospital!

Veterinary Surgery

We are very proud of our surgical service. We offer the most advanced anesthesia and surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully examined and pre-anesthetic lab work is performed so that we specifically tailor your pet’s anesthesia protocol.

All patients are monitored by our Licensed Veterinary Technicians during procedures. Cardiac and respiratory monitors, pulse oximeters, and heated surgical tables are used on each patient to increase margins of safety.

Our Veterinarians regularly attend continuing education seminars to maintain our knowledge of the most current techniques. Our hospital is routinely inspected by the American Animal Hospital Association to ensure the highest quality. We work closely with Board Certified Surgeons, either in-clinic or by referral when indicated.

Post-surgical care includes pain assessment monitoring to ensure your pet receives the best care before and after their surgical procedure.

Spays and Neuters

An important part of responsible pet ownership is to have your pet spayed or neutered. Beyond the reproductive instinct behavior, this can decrease the chances of certain cancers (testicular and mammary) as well as female infections. Males can experience aggression, inappropriate markings, and straying from home when not neutered. Our procedures include pre-anesthetic blood work to make sure your pet is able to safely handle the anesthesia. Further, we use the safest and highest quality anesthesia, IV fluids during the procedure to keep your pet well hydrated to protect their young organs. We believe strongly in pain management and always send home a few day’s worth of the appropriate pain medication to be administered at home. The procedure is typically the same day, with the patient arriving early morning and being released after post-surgery observation around 4:00 pm.

Veterinary Radiology
Radiology ( X-rays) is an important diagnostic tool utilized to gather information regarding your pet’s health. Radiographs assist us in making diagnoses of diseases and illnesses, monitoring existing conditions, and during emergencies. We use state-of-the-art digital imaging which provides for faster and more accurate results. Our doctors are skilled in interpreting radiographs to quickly diagnose your pet’s health problems.

At Greenfield Animal Hospital we offer digital radiography, a form of X-ray imaging where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional film. The advantages of using this important diagnostic tool include time efficiency from bypassing chemical processing, a clear digital image, and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. These images are immediately accessible to our doctors and to our clients; they are easily shared between our hospital and any other specialty veterinary practice.

Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.

Veterinary Ultrasound
Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.

An ultrasound machine generates ultrasound waves. The machine is connected to a small probe that is held gently against your pet’s skin. The probe sends out painless ultrasound waves that bounce off of structures (for example, organs) in your pet’s body and return to a sensor inside the ultrasound machine. The ultrasound equipment collects these reflected “echoes” and uses them to generate images that are viewable on a screen. Ultrasound waves can generate excellent images of abdominal organs, including the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys. It is also useful for assessing fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals, and it can help us diagnose and stage (determine the severity of) some forms of cancer.

We have the capability of digitally capturing ultrasound images and transmitting them via the Internet to Board Certified radiologists and internists who then consult with us on more challenging cases.

Pet Pain Management

Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of quality patient care. We take a progressive approach to pain management addressing each patient’s level of discomfort. This is why with any treatment or operation that we deem to have any level of pain, we provide both pre- and post- procedure comfort for your pet.

The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient – from medical issues that affect physical functioning, to emotional and psychological problems that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among our primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition.

Our approach to pain management involves anticipating potentially painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the outset as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your pet’s treatment and recovery process. Did you know that various types of pain can look different in animals? For example, a dog with chronic arthritis may exhibit very subtle signs of pain that can go unnoticed unless you know what to look for. Fortunately, our staff of compassionate, caring professionals is skilled in recognizing signs of pain in animals and developing an individualized plan for managing pain in our patients.

Recognizing and alleviating pain in our patients is at the very heart of quality, compassionate patient care. We don’t take pain management for granted and will employ all our skills to help ensure your pet’s comfort, well-being, and full recovery.

Veterinary Pharmacy

For your convenience, we maintain a wide range of the best veterinary pharmaceuticals and products available. Purchasing prescription items from your veterinarian guarantees the manufacturer will stand behind their product fully. This way you know that the medication was properly stored and shipped as well as guaranteed!

Our in-house pet pharmacy is a part of our broad range of complete care service offerings. In addition to one-stop convenience, our pharmacy service provides easy access to the prescription and non-prescription medications your pet needs for a healthy life including:

  • Heartworm medication
  • Flea and tick prevention
  • Nutritional supplements

Modern veterinary science has revolutionized animal medical care capabilities, which include a host of new animal medications. These new medications play an important role in improving and maintaining your pet’s health and well-being.

Should you have questions about medications or how to administer them, both our pet pharmacy staff and veterinary staff are available to assist you. If your pet is on special medication we are also able to compound many medications.

Pet Hospice & Euthanasia

Modern veterinary medicine has made it possible for our pets to live longer and healthier lives. However, there comes a point when, due to either advanced age or the onset of a terminal illness, we have to accept the fact that our pet’s days are limited.

We understand how difficult it is to accept and cope with the fact that you are about to lose your loving pet companion. Let our trained and caring staff assist you in making your pet’s last days as comfortable as possible. Our services include:

  • Pain management — To treat any conditions that are causing your pet to suffer pain.
  • Advice and help to assist you in making your pet’s remaining time as comfortable and normal as possible, as well as helping you in dealing with the pending loss of your pet.
  • When you feel your pet’s suffering or quality of life is such that euthanasia is necessary, one of our trained veterinarians will provide your pet with humane and gentle care accompanied by as little stress as possible.

The decision to say goodbye to a long-time friend is never easy. When euthanasia is indicated, we work with clients to ensure their pets are treated gently and with respect and dignity. We are always available to help with the grief that accompanies the loss of a beloved pet.

We offer a full range of aftercare options for your pets as well. We work with Faithful Companion, a crematorium located in Royal Oak, for cremation services. You can choose to have your pet’s cremains returned to you the next day.

We understand and cherish the bond people have with their pets, and our staff strives to provide, with passion and compassion, the highest quality service for the highest quality of life throughout your pet’s time with you.