Pet Dominion is an award-winning animal hospital in Rockville, MD offering the latest cutting-edge technology and veterinary medical treatment. We are an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association and strive to keep your pets happy and healthy through wellness and prevention. We offer the latest treatments including laser therapy and rehabilitation services. Our comprehensive diagnostics include a state-of-the-art in-house laboratory, digital x-rays and ultrasound.
Give us a call today to learn more about these and all of the services we offer to give your pet a happy and healthy life.
In addition to our main services, we also offer the following:
Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. They provide a still picture of the internal structures in our pets.
We have the latest technology in radiology, an Eklin digital radiography system. Digital radiographs can be taken quickly and accurately. They can be burned onto a CD or emailed to referral centers.
This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs. It is commonly used to evaluate bladder conditions such as cystitis, stones and to obtain guided sterile samples of urine. You may want to have an ultrasound performed on your older dog or cat to evaluate the size, shape and consistency of the abdominal organs in case there are early signs of tumors or disease.
Companion Laser Therapy
The Companion Therapy Laser has been part of pain management and healing at Pet Dominion in Rockville, MD for several years. It is a dual beam class IV laser that uses gentle therapeutic laser light to increase cellular energy and health to a damaged area. This dramatically speeds healing time and reduces pain and swelling.
This laser is used successfully in the management of chronic pain and stiffness due to arthritis or joint injury. Our vets recommend laser therapy following routine surgeries such as spays and neuters as well as most other soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. We can also use it following the extraction of a tooth. The laser stimulates the immune system, nerve regeneration, and cell reproduction and growth. It is non-invasive, painless and has no side effects. Each treatment lasts between 3 and 8 minutes.
Your pet’s nutrition is another important part of his/her overall health. Our Purina Certified Weight Coaches here at Pet Dominion have completed a comprehensive pet nutrition and weight management training course that equips them to work one-on-one with new and existing clients to create a feeding and activity program that will help each pet achieve a healthy weight and physique.
According to an Association for Pet Obesity Prevention survey, more than 50 percent of the dogs and cats in America are facing obesity. By working with a weight coach, owners get the support they need to help their pets sustain weight loss and reduce risks associated with obesity. These health risks include diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. With the right tools and support — including a diet formulated for weight loss and a plan for regular exercise — owners can help reverse what has become a growing trend of pet obesity. This plan should include a program goal and timeline as well as specific dietary and exercise guidelines. The program can be tailored to include dry and/or canned food as well as treats.
An echocardiogram, also known as echo or cardiac ultrasound, is a diagnostic tool used to provide information about the size, shape, and function of the heart chambers, valves, and surrounding structures. Color doppler can also be used to assess blood flow through the heart. Based on these images, calculations are performed to determine how well the heart is functioning.
An echocardiogram is a non-invasive and painless procedure typically performed in a quiet, dark room. During the echo, patients are typically lying on a padded table and a probe is held against the skin overlying the heart. The probe sends high-frequency sound waves to the heart which constructs the real time image of the heart. An echocardiogram is the best test to evaluate the heart’s structure and function.
If a pet has recently been diagnosed with a heart murmur or heart disease is suspected based on clinical signs and exam findings, an echo may be recommended by a veterinarian. The echo allows a veterinarian to determine if heart disease is present, diagnose the heart disease, and if medications or treatments are warranted based on images and calculations. Follow-up echos can also determine if treatments are helping and if change in dosage is required.