Our veterinarians

We know that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a serious responsibility. At VCA Canada, we want you to know that your referred patients will receive only the best care from us. You always can count on us to be your partners in health care. We have a full range of services and specialists to meet the needs presented by even your most challenging cases.

Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility and to meet some of our staff.
 
Resources For Veterinarians
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64-slice CT indications

General Indications:

There are many and wide and varied indications for CT scanning in the veterinary patient.

Some general indications include, but are not limited to:
  • Any oncologic disease
  • Metastatic screening
  • Suspicion of occult disease/neoplastic disease
  • Draining sinus tracts
  • suspected foreign bodies


Emergency Services

Our 24/7 emergency service means no last minute transfers to meet an “after hours” only type business model. Transfer your patients when it suits you, your client and most importantly, your patient.

  • No more clients parked outside your clinic with their pet, IV bag and stress waiting for you when you arrive at 8am –
  • Jam packed day and emergency bloat walks in the door? No problem. We are here to receive all manner of emergency, 24/7.
  • Rest easy knowing your patients are in the capable hands of our board-certified small animal surgeons for any surgical procedures.
  • Blood products always on hand for feline and canine transfusion requirements (see “blood products“)
  • Antidotes for common toxicants always on hand


Indications for CT imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis

  • Body wall masses
  • Liver masses
  • Portosystemic shunts (liver shunts)
  • Abdominal lymph nodes
  • Abdominal masses of unknown origin
  • Ectopic ureters
  • Complicated or unresolved pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic masses
  • Insulinoma
  • Adrenal masses
  • Ureteral calculi
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Renal masses
  • Retroperitoneal effusion or masses
  • Intrapelvic masses


Indications for CT imaging of the Musculoskeletal System and Spine

  • Vertebral abnormalities/malformations
  • Discospondylitis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Lumbosacral disease
  • Pelvic and Sacral fractures
  • Tarsal osteochondrosis
  • Bone tumours
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Angular limb deformities


Indications for CT imaging of the Thorax

  • Pleuritis
  • Diaphragmatic disease
  • Rib masses
  • Sternal masses
  • Pulmonary metastatic disease
  • Unresolved pleural effusion
  • Investigation of mediastinal effusion
  • Investigation of pneumomediastinum
  • Unresolved spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Lung tumours
  • Tracheobronchial and mediastinal lymph nodes
  • Lung Lobe torsion
  • Alveolar and interstitial lung disease


Indications for CT imaging with Head and Neck

  • Nasal disease
  • Orbital/peri-ocular swellings and masses
  • Difficulties opening mouth
  • Facial swellings and masses
  • Head trauma
  • Dental disease
  • Ear disease
  • Skull masses
  • Stick injuries
  • Thyroid masses
  • Neck swellings
  • Interscapular fibrosarcoma
  • Brachial plexus tumours and avulsion injuries


Other services

Going away and can’t find a locum? Don’t sweat it! We are here to support you and your clients in the event of any closure of your practice. If you can, give us a heads up on any patient files who may predictably require our services in your absence

Give us a call! Our specialists are always available to answer any clinical questions you may have- we are happy to help!


Specialty Care Services

VCA Canada 404 is pleased to offer referral access to board-certified specialists in surgery, internal medicine, anesthesiology and dermatology.


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