General Medicine

General Medicine

Should your pet require general medical care or develop a serious illness, the team of highly trained professionals at Veterinary Services in Chapel Hill are ready to diagnose and treat your pet and answer all the questions you may have.  We are available when your pet is ill at any time. 

For many problems, there may be several different approaches to care, and the decision process for diagnosis and treatment at Veterinary Services in Chapel Hill is always a joint process so that you can decide what is the right treatment for your pet and your family.

Hospitalization

If your pet needs hospitalization, your pet’s health and comfort is a priority to us and your pet will be treated as if our own.  Our excellent medical care combined with a compassionate staff will help your pet to the quickest recovery possible. 

Critical care patients and those recovering from anesthesia are closely monitored at all times.  While hospitalized, we utilize multiple pain management therapies to control pain so your pet is as comfortable as possible until they are fully recovered.

Cardiology

Pets can have heart disease too.  At veterinary services in Chapel Hill, we are capable of diagnosing and treating most types of heart diseases your pet may develop.  Heart diseases are treatable and most pets respond well to medication. The types of heart disease that pets may develop include congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, valve insufficiency, pulmonic stenosis and subaortic stenosis.  Signs of heart disease in pets include:

  • Elevated breathing at rest
  • Development of a cough,
  • Fatigue while exercising
  • Fainting
  • Development of a potbelly.

If you notice any of the signs in your pet, please give us a call.

Dermatology

Allergies, skin problems and excessive scratching can make your pet miserable.  We will work closely with you to diagnose, treat and monitor any skin, ear, nail or pad problem your pet may have.  We are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of dermatological conditions, such as:   

  • Allergies (food, inhalants, contact and fleas)
  • Parasites (fleas and mites)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases (bacterial and fungal)
  • Hormonal Diseases
  • Recurring Ear Infections
  • Skin Cancer

If your dog or cat is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please call us for a dermatology appointment:

  • Continuous scratching
  • Face rubbing
  • Excessive licking of feet, legs and belly region
  • Hair loss
  • Recurring skin infections
  • Chronic anal sac problems
  • Biting and chewing at the skin
  • Ear infections

Monitored Care of Chronic Conditions

If your pet has been diagnosed with a chronic condition (for example Cushing’s disease, diabetes or hypothyroidism) we will perform the routine monitoring that is needed to keep your pet healthy. We can make diet recommendations, recommend changes in medications and treatments, recommend a monitoring schedule, and also refer your pet to the appropriate specialty hospital if your pet is not responding appropriately to the treatments.

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HOSPITAL HOURS

By Appointment Only:

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
(Friday Closed: 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Saturday: 7:30am – 12:00pm

We are available to our established clients 24/7 for emergency situations