Our focus is to help prevent disease and illness in your family's pets. Preventative medicine increases your pet's chances of having a long and healthy life. We accomplish this through routine annual physical examinations of your pet, proper nutrition, parasite control and through the use of a vaccination program based on an individualized risk assessment for your pet
Annual Physical Examinations
Annual physical examinations of your pet by our doctors will help to detect any medical problems early before they become serious. Use this visit with the doctor to bring up any concerns you have regarding your pet's activity level, eating, drinking, stool or urination habits. What may appear to be that your pet is "just growing old" may be a specific medical condition for which there is easy treatment.
The clinic has a fully equipped surgical suite, including laser surgery. Our veterinary surgeons are assisted by a highly trained technical staff. Routine soft tissue as well as orthopedic surgeries are performed. The safest injectable and inhalant anesthetic agents available are used. Pre-anesthetic laboratory tests are performed routinely to minimize surgical risks. Patients are monitored closely by EKG and continuous pulse oximetry.
Long a neglected area of pet health care, prophylactic cleaning and polishing of teeth will prevent bad breath, gum disease, tooth loss and serious infections of internal organs.
A complete inventory of the latest pharmaceuticals and prescription diets is always on hand to fill prescriptions for your pet. For the convenience of our clients, we carry most of the medications that our doctors prescribe for your pet. We also carry a complete line of prescription Heartworm/Intestinal Parasite Preventives and Flea/Tick Control products. We choose products based on their effectiveness and safety. Often when medical disorders such as kidney or liver disease, diabetes or food allergy is diagnosed, prescription diets are indicated to help control the problem. These are usually on hand or can be obtained within a few days from our clinic.
Unfortunately, sometimes our pets require intensive veterinary medical care. Our clinic has state of the art critical care equipment and our fully trained staff will treat your very ill pet with professional expertise and compassion.
Exotic Pet and Bird Medicine
We know that pets come in all shapes and sizes. Markham Animal Clinic will take care of your "pocket pets", such as hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, rabbits and small rodents. We also will care for for most pet birds and reptiles.
Behavioral counseling is available to help you fully enjoy the companionship of your pet. Most problems can be helped and our doctors have a special interest in companion animal behavior. No longer is it necessary for your pet to be an "unwelcome guest" in your home.
We are happy to board your pet in our licensed, veterinary supervised boarding facility. Our boarders are treated with extra TLC because we understand how difficult it can be for pets to be away from home.