We believe that every pet is an individual and should be treated as such. We will customize a vaccine protocol that is appropriate for your pet's age and life-style. Not every pet needs every vaccine every year.
We have embraced the 2013 AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and elected to use ULTRA Duramune canine vaccines. The Duramune Ultra series of vaccines uses PureFil Technology- designed to decrease vaccine reactions by removing extragenous cellular debris and proteins. The Ultra series is the first safe and efficacious 0.5 ml volume vaccine- half the volume of traditional vaccines for a more comfortable injection. For more information see http://www.biviultraduramune.com.
For our feline friends we are following the AAFP Vaccine Guidelines and we are introducing the same revolutionary Pure-Fil Technology of the canine Ultra vaccines with the brand new Ultra Fel-O-Vax with the first ever feline 0.5 ml vaccine for more patient comfort. We have chosen to use the dual strain calici upper respiratory vaccine to try to achieve our goal of less runny noses for our cat patients. The Ultra Fel-O-Vax feline leukemia protection is 100% therefore keeping our feline friends protected from this terrible disease. See how this new vaccine technology is protecting our patients in a safe and comfortable way at http://biviultraduramune.com/feline
Comprehensive Medical Exams
Whether coming in for an annual wellness visit or a sick visit, each pet that comes to Blue Oasis Pet Hospital for an appointment will receive a comprehensive health exam. Our doctors examine each patient from head to tail. The following is a summary of some of the things we are evaluating your pet for on an exam:
Eyes- Signs of disease; discharge or tearing; abnormal movement
or reaction to light, eyelid abnormalities, retinal disease
Ears- Signs of ear infection including pain, gland swelling, redness,
odor, mites, ear canal tumors, and ear drum disease and rupture
Mouth- Bad breath, level of calculus on teeth, gingivitis, oral
tumors, gum color, tonsils, dehydration
Heart- Heart rate, arrhythmias, murmurs/valvular disease
Lungs- Wheezing, crackling, muffled heart sounds, increased
Abdomen- Increased abdominal organ enlargement-liver, spleen,
and kidneys; bladder size, pain, or stones; intestinal thickness or
gas; discomfort on palpation; excessive fluid
Legs- Muscle symmetry, grinding sounds or feel in the joints;
limitations in range of joint motion, painful bones or joints,
Coat, Skin, and Nails- Overall condition and quality of coat;
lumps and bumps; excessive dander; saliva-stained fur; fleas/ticks;
skin rashes and infections; overgrown nails; tapeworms, fecal
matting, or anal gland disease around bottom
Lymph nodes/Thyroid- Any irregularities or changes in size
In House Blood Work
We know time is critical when pets are sick. We have a fully integrated and comprehensive line of in-house blood analyzers and diagnostic tests.
We can do complete CBC, full chemistry panels, urinalysis, thyroid screening, Cushing's and Addison's testing, liver function screening, pancreatitis testing, and much more in our hospital with same day results.
Digital x-rays are fast and easy to capture, making them safer for your pet and our staff. We have the IDEXX I-Vision DR system which produces images in 8 seconds, allowing for quick and accurate care for your pet.
Our digital x-ray system is fully integrated with our computer system so that the images that we take will always be in your pet's medical file. We can also email them to you or burn a CD for your pet's records at home.
We also have specialized equipment, including padded x-ray friendly pads to help position pets during x-rays. This helps us get the best view and ensures that your pet is comfortable during the process.
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Does your pet have bad breath?
Dentistry and oral surgery has always been an area of special interest to Dr. Lucas. We adhere to the 2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.
Did you know that dental disease is one of the leading causes of heart and kidney disease in a pet?
Even though we brush our teeth every day, we still go to the dentist to have an oral hygienist clean the unseen plaque from our teeth and below our gum line. Just like humans, pets need their teeth cleaned routinely to ensure oral health and prevent tooth loss and gingivitis.
We utilize veterinary-specific high quality equipment to clean and polish teeth thoroughly, while reducing anesthesia time. We can perform advanced periodontal therapy and oral surgery should your pet need this care.
We make sure that you are confident and involved in your pet's oral health at home after a dental cleaning. We offer veterinary-specific chews and oral hygiene kits that you can use at home.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Intraoral radiographs, or teeth x-rays, are necessary for accurate evaluation of the entire tooth. Cleaning and polishing the teeth are not enough to ensure that the tooth is healthy. We need to look below the gum line to see the root and supporting tooth structures.
When you go to the dentist for a normal exam, a common practice is to take x-rays to evaluate every tooth. Now we are doing the same for our pets. Our goal is to ensure optimal health for your pet's mouth and body.
With digital dental x-ray, we are able to catch problems early before they cause your pet to lose teeth due to periodontal disease.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Dr. Lucas can perform many types of surgery from routine spays and neuters to more advanced procedures such as abdominal exploratories and thyroidectomies.
Our team takes every precaution so that your pet receives safe anesthesia. Before surgery, we perform a pre anesthetic exam and blood testing. We use a very safe gas anesthesia to ensure the safety of your pet. During anesthesia, your pet will receive electronic monitoring of heart rate, ECG, temperature, oxygenation, blood pressure and personal monitoring. All pets receive pain management both during and after surgery.
We want you to be comfortable with any procedure that we do. We allow pet parents to watch any surgical procedure. You can be with your pet throughout the entire process.
In addition to Dr. Lucas' skill, we also have a board certified surgeon available to perform in house specialty surgeries for our patients. Dr. Nunley is the owner of Tennessee Veterinary Surgical Specialists.
Is your pet scratching and chewing all the time? We can help!
Many Tennesseans suffer from allergies and so do their pets. Our pets can have upper respiratory, intestinal, or skin problems as a result. Your pet doesn't have to suffer from allergies.
We stay up to date with the newest medical advances in every area of medicine including dermatology (which changes often). We offer the most cutting-edge treatments to help relieve your pet from the allergies that Tennessee has to offer and look to the root of your pet's skin issue and not just treat the symptoms.
Make an appointment today to come talk with us about your pet's allergy problems. Our doctors can offer help often where other vets have failed to make a difference.