Sick Pet Care

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Along with our knowledgeable staff, Aldie Vet is located in a premiere veterinary facility dedicated just to pets. This enables us to offer a diverse list of medical services, including pet emergency care for those unscheduled accidents and illnesses your pet may face.

Internal Medicine – Healthy functioning internal organs are critical to your pet’s health. Organs can become diseased or damaged.  Utilizing our lab and diagnostic equipment, we are able to diagnose and treat many diseases relating to your pet’s internal organs and systems.

Dermatology – Skin conditions are often the result of your pet’s body reacting to environmental and internal changes.

Capabilities:

  • Treatment of allergies due to food, parasites or environment
  • Ear disease
  • Skin issues (blistering, hair loss, scaling, crusty, greasy, bacterial or fungal infections)
  • Ectoparasites (mange mites, ear mites, ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes)
  • Ringworm
  • Drug reactions
  • Mass removal
  • Nail and nail bed infections

Endocrinology – Our pet’s body is made up of complex systems. When these systems malfunction, disease or other health problems result. Diabetes is a common disease that results from the malfunction of your pet’s endocrine system. Other system disorders include Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism.

Gastroenterology – We are able to diagnosis and treat diseases involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas, such as inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal ulcers, and cancer. Our veterinarians perform endoscopy (minimally invasive) procedures to visualize the gastrointestinal tract and to obtain biopsies, as well as retrieve foreign bodies.

Ophthalmology – Eye infections are usually treatable with medication. But, injuries from objects striking the eyes or chemicals coming in contact with your pet’s eyes should be taken seriously and should be seen by Aldie Vet immediately.

Capabilities:

  • Comprehensive eye exams including Schirmer Tear Test
  • Fluorescein staining
  • Rebound tonometry
  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Treatment of eye conditions and diseases (glaucoma)

Cardiology – Our veterinarians can discover many heart problems during a physical exam. In the event your pet needs additional testing, such as radiographs (x-rays) and ultrasounds, we are able to perform these tests on-site. For certain heart conditions, we will collaborate with a veterinary cardiologist to provide the best treatment plan for your pet.

Anesthesia – We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, our patient’s vital signs are monitored at all times by one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians, using ECG, Pulse Oximetry, as well as blood pressure monitoring before, during, and after all anesthetic procedures.

Pain Management – It is our utmost priority to ensure your pet is kept comfortable before, during, and after any procedure, whether it be routine or major. We start any anesthetic procedure by giving your pet an injection of pain medication to help alleviate any associated pain. While hospitalized, we monitor your pet closely to assure their pain is managed. When your pet goes home, if needed, oral pain medication may be prescribed to ensure your pet’s recovery is pain-free. Aldie Vet also offers acupuncture as a service to complement pain management. Ask our veterinarian trained in acupuncture to discuss your pet’s condition to determine if acupuncture is an option for pain management.

Critical and Urgent Pet Care – We are located in a 24 hour veterinary center for your convenience in the event your pet needs to be seen urgently or is recovering from a veterinary procedure and requires overnight observation and monitoring.

In the event of a pet emergency, please call 703-327-0871 for Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital. They are located in the same building and we are one of the few veterinary hospitals that can provide that continuity of care.