Here at Dignity Veterinary Hospital, we are pleased to have a large amount of veterinary services available for our patients. We are proud to be able to serve Chandler, AZ and our surrounding communities to give your pet the best care that they deserve!

Our staff at Dignity Veterinary Hospital is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!

We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:

Advanced Digital X-rays

Because a physical exam isn’t always enough to fully diagnose your pet’s condition, we rely on our digital X-Ray equipment for an internal examination. X-Rays can help our doctors diagnose different conditions, including pregnancy, broken bones, foreign bodies and a look at all the internal organs in general.

There are several benefits with using state of the art digital X-Ray technology. We can obtain images within seconds, not minutes or hours, we have the ability to share them with outside specialists when needed, via email, less radiation is used compared to film radiology, meaning less exposure to your pet and our staff, and less time waiting for your pet as with film radiology where sometimes multiple images were needed, plus development time.

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Allergy Testing

Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.

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Dental Care

Dental health is often overlooked by pet owners. It is not often that a pet owner thinks to check their pet’s teeth. Unfortunately, dental disease can lead to many health problems, including kidney, liver and heart disease. This advanced stage of dental disease is called periodontitis.

At DVS, we take a preemptive approach to pet dental health to help decrease the number of dogs and cats affected by gum disease. We recommend bringing your pet in for a medical exam at least once a year, even if they are not due for vaccines. This annual medical exam will help us address early signs of dental disease as well as the late stages of dental disease, so we can address them promptly. Every time we examine your pet, we will check your pet’s oral health. We may also recommend brushing your pet’s teeth daily so help prevent a build up of tartar, which in turn can lead to advanced oral disease.

About our pet dental services:

Our hospital is equipped with a stand-alone dental station, which allows us to treat dental disease as well as prophylactics to prevent dental disease. We perform all dental procedures under general anesthesia. This is for the safety of your pet. All patients receiving a dental procedure are required to have pre-anesthetic blood work completed prior to the procedure. We also place an intravenous catheter, so that your pet receives IV fluids which can hasten recovery as well as keep your pet hydrated. We monitor your pet before, during and after his/her procedure. Our technician is an experienced veterinary dental hygienist who has been performing dental procedures for over 20 years.

We also use veterinary specific, warming blankets which are special mat’s attached to a machine that circulates warm air through them, all the while, maintaining your pet’s body temperature. It is very important to make sure our patients maintain a normal temperature when they are under anesthesia. Maintaining a normal body temperature assists with recovery and overall success of the procedure.

Your pet will receive the following during their dental procedure stay:

  • Pre-anesthetic exam the morning of the procedure
  • Pre-anesthetic blood work (May be done up to 7 days prior)
  • General anesthesia
  • Full mouth digital X-Rays
  • Charting all teeth to note any pockets, loose teeth or other gum disease
  • Ultrasonic teeth scaling with a high powered, ultra sonic scaler as seen in human dental offices
  • The use of hand held curettes and subgingival scalers
  • Extractions when warranted
  • Polishing

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By examining your pet’s mouth at each visit, helps us determine whether your pet requires continued homecare or a dental procedure under general anesthesia. We “Flip the lips” of each pet we see, which simply means that we lift your pet’s lips so we can see each tooth and determine whether or not your pet has dental problems.

The following are some common signs that your pet may have gum disease.

  • Foul breath
  • Tartar or calculus buildup
  • Excessive drooling from one or both sides of the mouth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Pawing at one or both sides of the mouth
  • Trouble eating or eating only on one side of the mouth
  • Rubbing their face on the carpet or furniture
  • Not wanting to eat

Call us today at (480) 508-5515 to schedule your pet’s dental health.

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Your pets’ skin is the largest organ of the body. Allergies, parasites, infections, autoimmune diseases and cancers can all affect your pet’s skin.

We offer specific diagnostic tests like allergy testing, fungal testing, cultures and biopsies, along with the most cutting edge treatments to ensure the health of your pets’ skin.

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Emergency and Urgent Care

Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.

Geriatric Care

Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.

Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.

Please call us today at (480) 508-5515 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.

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Health Certificates

If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.

Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.

At the time of your pets’ examination, we will go over the forms that you need. There are times when we will have to run some tests to ensure that your pet is healthy enough for travel. We may also have to treat your pet prior to traveling.

You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.

Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!

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In-House Laboratory

We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.

The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.

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Laser Therapy

We are proud to announce we are now offering laser therapy, an innovative new way to treat pain and inflammation in pets. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects such as improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Multiple studies have shown laser therapy can help with a variety of problems including arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, dog/cat bites, feline acne/asthma, hotspots, post trauma/surgery pain, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas and snake/bug bites.

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Onsite Diagnostics

We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.

Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.

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At Dignity Veterinary Hospital, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.

But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.

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Nutritional Counseling

Dignity Veterinary Hospital offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Chandler, AZ and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.

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Parasite Prevention

The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.

At Dignity Veterinary Hospital, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.

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Pain Management

Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.

We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.

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It is our goal to provide you with complete veterinary care in a professional and accessible atmosphere. That is why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pets’ prescription needs.

Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pets’ medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.

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Preventative Care

We believe the best way to promote overall health is through preventative care. Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pets’ health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems.

We highly recommend bringing your pet in for regular exams. Often health problems that go undetected can become more severe issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.

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Puppy and Kitten Care

Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Dignity Veterinary Hospital, we are here to help you with your new addition.

First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.

We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!
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Spay and Neuter

Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets’ life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets’ health, it’s also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.

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We are pleased to offer our clients the highest quality veterinary care. We want nothing but the best for our clients, especially during surgery. It is our goal to make sure that our surgical team is prepared to offer our clients the latest medical procedures. We look forward to learning about the newest medical advances in surgery and actively partake in continued surgical education.

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Ultrasound is a fairly recognized diagnostic tool today in the veterinary field. Ultrasound is a non-invasive modality that has no side effects. Occasionally mild sedation is needed to help an over anxious patient remain still so that we can capture a clear image. Radiographs provide an overall snapshot of an abdomen or thorax, ultrasound does not offer a view of the entirety of any particular region in the body but allows us to look at the architecture of an organ.

Ultrasound provides a great deal of information for its cost and is more readily available compared to a CT scan or an MRI. Fluid can be distinguished from a soft tissue mass or a foreign body, which can sometimes be difficult to differentiate on X-Ray.

Being able to diagnose heart and abdominal abnormalities can be life saving in an emergency situation. Ultrasound is one way we can evaluate the function of the heart and diagnose specific heart diseases. Ultrasound can also diagnose when there is fluid in the abdomen. Both potentially fatal. With an echocardiogram- an ultrasound of the heart, we can evaluate how the blood is flowing as well as whether the heart valves are functioning properly during a heartbeat.

Ultrasound is a useful diagnostic tool and we are happy to be able to offer it to our clients.

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Wellness Exams

At Dignity Veterinary Hospital in Chandler, AZ , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.

Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!

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MRI and CT Scans are tools that use x-rays to produce images of cross-sections or “slices” of the body. These state of the art diagnostic tests allow veterinarians to get a different view of an animal’s body that otherwise would not be possible.

We are proud to have MRI and CT Scan capability here at Dignity Veterinary Hospital, allowing us to bring state-of-the-art veterinary medicine to you. MRI and CT Scans are some of the fastest and most effective ways to create images of the inside of the body and are particularly useful for animals dealing with problems in their abdominal cavity.

To learn more about MRI and CT Scans, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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