Healthcare Services

Healthcare Services

Adams Morgan Animal Hospital provides exceptional animal care to all of our clients. Our trained and compassionate staff will work with you to create an individualized health care program to meet the needs of your pet. The comfort and quality of life your pet has is our primary concern. We cover all areas of internal medicine, including Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology and Endocrinology.

 

Behavioral Medicine

Our trained animal behaviorists will help determine the cause of disorders such as separation anxiety and obsessive behavior. We will then work to develop a treatment regimen specifically for your pet. The sooner a treatment plan is implemented, the more likely it is that the behavior can be successfully changed.

 

Hospice/Euthanasia Services

We understand that saying goodbye to a long-time friend is painful which is why we work with our clients to ensure their pet’s comfort and dignity. When an animal’s suffering is so severe and the chances of recovery are minimal, euthanasia is a very humane and painless procedure that will help end their suffering. Please know that our compassionate and caring team will do anything you need to make this difficult process easier.

 

House Calls

Our mobile health unit is available to make house calls should you be unable to bring your pet to our conveniently located clinic.

 

Microchipping

Microchips are small, permanent identification chips that are about the size of a grain of rice. They are injected between the shoulder blades with a needle, and the process is about as quick as a vaccination. Just like your pet, their microchip ID code, is one of a kind. When your lost pet is taken to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, they will scan your pet for a microchip and read its unique code. This code is stored with your pet’s profile and linked to your contact information.

We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery.

 

Nutritional Counseling

Diet and nutrition is the foundation of your pet’s good health and longevity. Our trained and certified staff will help formulate an individual nutrition and wellness plan to promote your pet’s optimal health, which may prevent disease from developing and keep him or her happy, healthy and active.

 

Pain Management

Although they are unable to verbalize it, veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as humans do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. Our team also administers pain management during and after surgical procedures to ensure your pet does not experience any discomfort.

 

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, non-invasive treatment to relieve pain. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post-surgical pain and inflammation in pets. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or simply aging, laser therapy has been shown to provide relief and speed healing.

Laser therapy provides a deep-penetrating light that allows relief of pain by releasing endorphins and stimulation cells to heal faster. Your pet will relax and enjoy the pain-free treatments.

Chronic and acute conditions that respond to laser therapy treatments include

Arthritis ~ Allergies ~ Burns ~  Fractures ~ Gingivitis ~ Hip Dysplasia ~ Infections ~ Inflammation ~ Lacerations ~ Otitis (ear infections) ~ Skin Conditions ~ Sprains ~ Strains ~ Tooth Extraction Pain Relief ~ Wound Healing

 

Digital Radiology

Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians to evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems of the animals that we see. This allows us to make a more rapid and confident diagnosis. Quicker diagnostics generally results in quicker treatment and a more positive outcome.

 

Ultrasound

Using state of the art digital ultrasound, a noninvasive procedure, we are able to identify masses and tumors, assess cardiac health and diagnose pregnancy. Results are typically immediately available which means we can begin treating your pet right away and minimize your stress and worry.

 

Video Otoscopy

Routine ear exams using a handheld otoscope often miss easily treated problems. Using the Med-Rx video otoscopy and ear-i-gator system, we are able to accurately diagnose and treat difficult ear problems.  The use of the veterinary video otoscope has resulted in our being able to more accurately diagnose and treat the inner ear problems of our patients that might otherwise go undiagnosed. We are proud to be one of a handful of animal hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area that offers this service.