Many medical services are available at our facility. We routinely perform bone marrow aspirates, CSF taps, intra-dermal skin testing, as well as endoscopy, chemotherapy and advanced imaging services. Our veterinarians manage many chronic medical conditions in cats and dogs.
The Oaks Vet offers academic institution level medical case work ups for a variety of medical problems and conditions. Our veterinarians have consulting relationships with board-certified specialists in a number of fields to ensure that your pet is receiving the most current therapy available.
We are proud to offer endoscopy at The Oaks Vet. We have two different endoscopes available – an Olympus video-endoscope which is indicated for visualization and biopsy of the upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, vaginoscopy, and bronchoscopy. We can perform foreign body retrieval on most esophageal and gastric foreign bodies. We can also perform esophageal stricture dilation via endoscope guidance. A smaller cystoscope allows both visualization of bladder and urethral lesions, as well as lesion biopsy and small cystolith removal in dogs of all sizes. Our rhinoscope facilitates lesion identification and sampling in the nasal cavity, as well as foreign body removal.
- Dr. Houle has completed the advanced training echocardiography course which allows evaluation of cardiac structures, heart base tumors, colour flow Doppler, spectral Doppler, as well as 2D and M-mode echocardiography, in addition to other aspects of cardiology such as electrocardiogram and blood pressure (Doppler and oscillometric) evaluation.
- We have the ability of continuous ECG monitoring for hospitalized patients, as well as oxygen therapy. Dr. Houle has experience working with a veterinary cardiologist at her previous employment at Southwest Florida Veterinary Specialists, and she is comfortable diagnosing and managing cardiac patients.
- Emergency stabilization and treatment of congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmias is available at our facility 24 hours a day.
- We are able to accommodate emergency transfers at any time and consultation is available by appointment.
The Oaks Vet offers chemotherapy for dogs and cats diagnosed with many types of cancer. Chemotherapy can occur as sole management of cancer, or can be used in conjunction with surgery. Our veterinarians are comfort with chemotherapeutic agents and take the time to discuss the risks, benefits and side effects of treating a pet with chemotherapy. Protocols are designed for the specific patient and cancer type, with individual survival estimates discussed during the consultation. Chemotherapy is offered to our general practice clients as well as on a referral basis. Dr. Houle is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society.