Destin Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary clinic which means we assess, diagnose and treat the vast majority of medical, dental and surgical conditions that your pet may suffer from. Please read below to learn more about the technologies and services we use to help diagnose and heal your pet when injury or illness strike.
We have an on-site diagnostic laboratory so we can perform many screens and tests without delay. This leads to fewer visits to the practice for you, faster diagnosis and earlier treatments. We offer microscopy, blood analysis and many other tests as well. We also have a network of partner laboratories with which we work to send samples externally for things that we cannot test. Our patient records integrate with our external reference laboratory, so we get results back quickly for your convenience.
For your convenience and so your pet receives the medications it requires to return to health without delay, we carry a wide range of medicines, supplements and nutritional products in stock. You can order your repeat prescriptions through our online pharmacy here or call in your refills over the phone. Many of the medicines we use require a veterinary examination before they can be dispensed.
Laser therapy is a treatment technique that can be used to control pain and swelling without the need for drugs. The photon energy beam delivers high-intensity light deep into inflamed or damaged tissues resulting in a reduction in pain and swelling. Plus an increase in healing activity. It is especially effective for back pain, hip pain, arthritis, muscle cramps, open wounds, ear infections, hot spots and abscess healing. Treatments are entirely pain-free and can be performed in a regular consultation. In fact, most of our patients love the gentle warming effect that laser therapy has and look forward to their treatment.
Hospitalization and In-patient care
Most of our care can be done on a day patient basis and our team of dedicated veterinary nurses will take exceptional care of your pet while they visit us. However, some cases require a little more support so we have warm beds to keep any pets that require an overnight stay with us snug and safe. Our nurses are responsible for administering medications, medical treatments, meals, comfort stops to go to the bathroom and, of course, lots of cuddles during their stay.
Radiography and Ultrasonography
We have invested in the best imaging equipment and training available to us for radiography and ultrasound diagnostics.. Radiographs (also known as Xrays) are useful for diagnosing many illnesses from limping dogs to breathless cats . An ultrasound can help us to look painlessly into the chest or abdomen of your pet which can be an invaluable tool in helping your vet figure out what's going on when your pet gets sick. All of which allows us to make a faster more accurate diagnosis with the minimum of fuss from your pet.
When your pet needs surgery then we'll need an anesthetic to make sure they are comfortable and still during their operation. Many pet owners get nervous about the risks of anesthesia. And while we can't tell you there is no risk, what we can say is that we have invested in the best equipment and developed a safe procedure, plus we train and talk about anesthesia more than any other subject so we stay up to date with modern practice. If your pet requires an anesthetic then please ask our vets for more details on how we manage and minimize risk and improve anesthesia care.
Our surgeons are capable of a wide range of general surgical procedures such as spays, neuters, soft-tissue procedures, emergency procedures, ophthalmic procedures and more. Though we always try to avoid it, there are times when we have to operate on a pet. This can be to prevent disease like when we find a small growth that needs to be removed, but it can also be to save the life of a pet, for example when they eat something silly and their intestines become blocked. For more complex or specialty surgical services we have partnerships with specialized surgeons for the jobs that need a little extra care. Our pain management programs are second to none so your pet will be comfortable following their procedure. From cancer to fracture, we've got you covered.