Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best.
During an appointment at Norwich Regional Animal Hospital, you may anticipate the following:
1) Attentive listening to your pet's medical history and current needs.
2) Freedom for your pet to relax and explore the exam room during initial discussions with Dr. Lesser.
3) Comprehensive physical exam during which time you may either relax in a comfortable chair or participate in the exam.
4) Attentive nursing staff.
5) Discussion and recommendation of a medical plan that is uniquely tailored to your needs and wishes. The entire staff works to create a comfortable atmosphere that helps to put pets and owners at ease.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.
Surgical Services: Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.
Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Internal medicine consults: We offer a numerous referral options for specialty diagnostics such as ultrasounds, endoscopy, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, CT scans, MRI's and more. We continue to work closely with all veterinarians who contribute in addressing our patient's needs.
Radiology Services: Our on-site, digital X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery. For willing patients and clients, we emphasize prophylactic daily care to maintain optimal oral health; many of these recommendations are outlined elsewhere in the website.
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, urinalysis, cytology and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent identification: We offer and recommend microchip identification.
Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets for animals with unique nutritional requirements.
Individualized Parasite Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites in your house, in your yard and on your pet. Each pet is unique; we are here to help tailor their routine care.
Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance. If you are monitoring your pet's weight, please stop in and enjoy the use of our reception area scale at your convenience.
Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.
Bathing: Therapeutic bathing services are available.
Emergency Care: Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies. Whether you are seen by Dr. Lesser or by a local veterinary emergency clinic, we will ensure availability of prompt medical care both during and after office hours.