Resources for Veterinarians


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

 

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.


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

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 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 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


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