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Rehabilitation is the art of using physical manipulations and therapies rather than drugs to relieve pain, enhance healing, and improve function. Our veterinary rehabilitative plans are specially designed for the individual pet and his or her disease process or disability. The ultimate physical rehabilitation goals for your pet are comfort and his or her ability to accomplish daily tasks as normally as possible. The rewards include improved psychological state and quality of life for your pet and your family.
Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine offers underwater treadmill and swimming programs for your pet’s rehabilitation. This rehabilitation is perfect for weakening canines that have poor balance, need cardiac muscle strengthening or are in need of the soothing effect of water. Pet water therapy is also valuable for the conditioning of canine athletes as it provides excellent cardiovascular strengthening and total body conditioning in a very safe environment.
A veterinary ophthalmologist specializes in diseases that may affect your pet’s eye and their vision. In order to become a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, a veterinarian typically will complete an internship program followed by a residency, which results in a total of 8 to 10 years of post-college medical education. After completion of an ophthalmology residency, the candidate must then pass a rigorous 3-day, 5-part examination in order to become board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. This process is very similar to the pathway that human medical doctors take to become board-certified.
Some eye conditions can often be managed by your pet’s primary care veterinarian. However, many eye diseases require the attention of an ophthalmologist for advanced medical and surgical treatment.
Our veterinary dermatologist has expertise and specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of animals with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, mouth, hair, ears, and claws. We treat animals with allergies and allergy-induced skin diseases, infections and non-infectious skin diseases, parasitic skin diseases, autoimmune diseases, and can recognize the skin manifestations of systemic disease, including internal cancers.