Selecting a care provider for your pet is major decision. To help, we offer this informative page about our experienced staff.
Facilities and Services Offered
Lange Animal Hospital offers services in radiology, ultrasonography, echocardiography, electrocardiology, endoscopy, and laser surgery as well as utilizing both the latest in-house laboratory facilities and extensive off-premise laboratories in an effort to diagnose and treat medical problems quickly and accurately.
As of 2007, our four full-time veterinarians have over sixty-six (66) years of clinical experience at Lange Animal Hospital. In addition, our lay staff has over one hundred forty (140) years of cumulative experience working as part of our Lange Animal Hospital team. That’s over two hundred (200) years of clinical experience by our staff at Lange Animal Hospital, once again assuring the consistency and continuity we strive to provide our clients each and every day.
We believe strongly our business is only as successful as the employees who have made it successful. We encourage all employees to utilize their individual talents and gifts in an effort to make your visit to Lange Animal Hospital special, and we in turn do all we can as employers to provide them with the necessary livelihood and benefits to ensure they look forward to coming to work each day. Our record speaks for itself-our key staff members have been long-term employees, many with over twenty years at Lange Animal Hospital.
General Medicine and Services
Examinations – At Lange Animal Hospital, we offer comprehensive examinations that help evaluate the overall health of your pet. Regular physical examinations can detect problems in their early stages, before they become serious illnesses requiring prolonged treatment. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive and most important way to keep your pet healthy. Early detection ensures prompt action that may solve the problem before serious consequences occur.
Vaccines – Immunizations are a crucial part of your pet’s health care. Some immunizations are recommended yearly while others are given every three years. Usually administered during an annual exam, we work with you to develop an individual vaccine protocol that best suits your pet’s needs.
Microchip Identification – This unique form of identification is an easy, yet permanent way to bring your pet home quickly should he / she become lost. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for his / her entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned it is easy for you to be contacted.
Nutritional Counseling – Proper diet is an important part of your pet’s health. Should your pet need a new diet due to health concerns or you are just looking for a healthy alternative to your current brand, we offer individual consultations and nutritional plans to help keep your pet healthy.
Behavior Counseling – Pets often show illness or anxiety through improper or changed behavior. Let our staff help you determine what is appropriate behavior and what you can do to change inappropriate behavior.
Dermatology – Hair loss and constant scratching can indicate fleas, food allergies or other more serious skin conditions. We provide specialized dermatological services to all of our patients including allergy testing and desensitization treatments.
Dentistry – Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet’s health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals.
Some Signs of Dental Problems include:
- Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth
Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver.
Baths and Nail Trims – Hygiene is important. We gladly offer baths and nail trims to our patients. We do not provide complete grooming services.
Adoption Services – We regularly work with local area shelters and rescue organizations.
Spay/Neuter Services – Our operating room is well-instrumented and provides modern inhalation anesthetic techniques for our patients’ safety. Our hospital staff consists of well-trained and highly qualified personnel who constantly strive to provide the best medical and surgical care possible for our patients. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about this beneficial procedure.
How early can I have this procedure done?
Both procedures can safely be performed at as early as 8 weeks of age.
What are some of the health and behavioral benefits?
Through neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, longer life. Spaying eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing of a female cat in heat. Spaying a female dog also eliminates the messiness associated with the heat cycle.
Neutering of male dogs and cats can prevent certain undesirable sexual behaviors, such as urine marking, humping, male aggression, and the urge to roam. If you have more than one pet in your household, all the pets will generally get along better if they are neutered.
A long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health for both cats and dogs. Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors.