Here at The Barn Door Veterinary Care, we are pleased to be working with several mobile veterinary specialists who offer exemplary professional services which enhance the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities we are able to include in our practice.
Veterinary specialists are veterinarians who have advanced training in various veterinary medical and surgical disciplines.
How it works
The specialized services we offer include Endoscopy, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Diagnostic Imaging. Our veterinary team is constantly working with professionals in the field to help our community get access to advanced treatments.
Endoscopy allows a visual examination of internal organs and body parts without invasive exploratory surgery
A typical case would be a dog who has swallowed a foreign object such as a toy. The patient is spared a major operation by having the object retrieved using a flexible endoscope.
Examples of procedures which can be done with an endoscope are:
• Upper Gastro-intestinal study (examination of the esophagus, stomach, and part of the small intestine)
• Colonoscopy (examination of the colon and rectum)
• Rhinoscopy (looking up the nasal cavity)
• Bronchoscopy (examining the airways)
• Endoscopy often includes collecting samples such as biopsies; these samples are sent to a pathology laboratory for further evaluation.
A veterinary ophthalmologist is a doctor who specializes in diseases that can affect your pet’s eye and vision. A veterinary ophthalmologist is also equipped to diagnose and treat diseases that affect the structures surrounding the eye, such as the eyelids, conjunctiva, and eye socket.
Veterinary Ophthalmology services treat complicated or difficult problem such as cataracts, corneal ulcers, entropion, glaucoma, uveitis and retinal detachment
Orthopedic surgery is a broad term for surgical repair of the bone or joint. A patient that has broken or fractured a bone due to trauma, or one that is suffering from a congenital condition that affects the joint, may require orthopedic surgery.
Common orthopedic surgeries performed by an orthopedic specialist include Cruciate ligament repair, arthroscopic joint surgery, hip and elbow dysplasia repair, ligament and tendon reconstruction, limb deformity correction, bone fractures and Luxating patella repair.
A Veterinary Surgical Specialist has undergone a structured postdoctoral training program in small animal surgery.
Our resident veterinarians perform many surgical procedures in our day to day practice. However, difficult cases may be best managed by a specialist. Mobile veterinary surgeons work closely with our veterinarians before and after surgery in a team approach to ensure continuity of care for our patients.
In conjunction with our advanced digital x-ray equipment we routinely consult with board certified radiology consultants who provide expert imaging interpretations which maximize the benefits of our in clinic digital technology.
Veterinary ultrasound exams are also available and can be performed by a registered mobile Sonographer. Images are read by a board certified Veterinary Radiologist and reports are issued to our resident veterinarian within 24 – 48 hrs hours.
Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive imaging tool to aid in the diagnosis of many illness and disease processes.
By working with our trusted mobile imaging specialists we can greatly enhance our patient care and avoid the added stress that can be involved in traveling to a referral for a specialty hospital.