Services

 
APPOINTMENT

Colony Veterinary Hospital provides a wide range of service from routine vaccinations to advanced diagnostics and surgery. We know it’s never easy when your pet becomes ill, which is why we are always ready to provide top quality service.

Preventive Care and Exams

Preventative care and annual wellness examinations done by our doctor is a vital part of helping your pet maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Wellness Exams

Bringing your pet to our hospital at least once a year for a physical examination can aid in the early detection of serious illnesses. During a physical exam with Dr. Vineyard, your pet is assessed from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail. Dr. Vineyard believes that educating each client on their pet’s health is the foundation of the client/doctor relationship. Each examination is scheduled so Dr. Vineyard has the appropriate time to communicate to each pet owner exactly what their pet needs to stay healthy. Evaluating the ears, eyes, mouth, coat, body condition and listening to your pet’s heart and lungs are just a few key points of the physical exam.

Preventative Care

At Colony Veterinary Hospital we take into consideration that not all pets live the same lifestyle. Part of what makes our hospital great is its location! Nestled between canyons and the beach, we know that our canine friends have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with you. It’s our goal to keep them protected from the elements by educating our pet owners about Leptospirosis and Rattlesnake vaccines. We also offer several choices in our pharmacy for flea, tick and heartworm prevention.

For our feline friends, we know that prevention of disease starts with the basics which is why we administer vaccines that have been rigorously tested by the manufacturer. We also want to let our feline pet parents know that just because their cat is indoor only does not mean they are not at risk for fleas or other environmental risks.

Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy Package:

All initial puppy vaccinations until 6 months of age:

  • Distemper
  • Initial vaccine
  • Leptospirosis
  • Initial vaccine
  • Bordetella
  • Initial vaccine
  • Rabies
  • Initial one-year rabies vaccine

Initial Fecal screening and strongid treatments:

  • Two fecal analysis
  • Two strongid deworming

Initial Heartworm preventative based on age and weight

All associated exams and tech visits for wellness care:

  • Initial doctor’s exam
  • Technician exams for vaccinations

10% discount on the price of spay or neuter

Free microchip with spay or neuter

*Puppy package is non-refundable and must be completed within 6 months time. Wellness care only.

Kitten Package:

All initial kitten vaccinations until 6 months of age:

  • FVRCP
  • Initial vaccine
  • Boosters as needed based on age
  • Feline Leukemia and FIV
  • Initial vaccine
  • Boosters as needed based on age
  • Rabies
  • Initial one-year rabies vaccine

Initial fecal screening and strongid treatments:

  • Two fecal analysis
  • Two strongid deworming

Initial FeLV/FIV test to be completed prior to Feline Leukemia vaccination

Initial flea preventative based on age and weight

All associated exams and tech visits for wellness care:

  • Initial doctor’s exam
  • Technician exams for vaccinations

10% discount on the price of spay or neuter

Free microchip with spay or neuter

*Kitten package is non-refundable and must be completed within 6 months time. Wellness care only.

Dental Health
Humans go to the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning. However, we brush and floss every day and can still get cavities and gum disease. Your pet does not have the luxury of being able to brush and floss their teeth daily and often have gum disease very early on in their lives. Gum disease can cause bone loss, abscesses, tooth decay, and tooth loss. We suggest that once your pet turns one that you bring them in for regular dental checks. During the dental check, your pet’s gums and teeth will be evaluated and a plan of action will be given. We do dental x-rays, sedated cleanings, extractions, and much more.

Laboratory Services
Colony Veterinary Hospital features a complete in-house laboratory, which allows us to receive immediate results for pets with emergency or urgent care needs. We also work with an external laboratory that can provide most results within 24 hours for all other types of tests. Lab work is essential before any anesthetic procedure or diagnosis of an illness, but it also aids in the general maintenance of healthy pets.
Surgery

At Colony Veterinary Hospital, we believe that every pet should be treated as if they were our own. Each patient is assigned a team comprised of dedicated medical professionals to provide care and comfort during your pets stay with us. This team takes care to make sure that your pet is happy and comfortable both prior to and after their surgery.

At Colony Veterinary Hospital, we take the utmost care prior to and during any anesthetic procedure to ensure that your pet has the safest possible experience. Safety begins with taking every anesthetic procedure seriously. Prior to surgery, each patient is given a nose to tail physical exam to assess his/her general health. Blood tests are also performed to make sure internal organ functions are at optimum levels. If all of these tests are normal, the potential risks of anesthesia are minimal.

Throughout the procedure, every patient also has his/her blood pressure, blood oxygen, EKG, and body temperature measured on a continuous basis. This attention to detail allows us to detect any anesthetic problems right away and adjust the anesthesia according to your individual pet’s needs.

Our anesthetic procedures combine comprehensive surgical monitoring equipment with hands-on technician observation, while your pet’s post-op care consists of constant evaluation of vital signs and assessment of pain control.

Colony Cares

  • Our caring technicians make comfort a priority with a pain management plan tailored for your pet.
  • Our surgical team includes one doctor and at least one veterinary technician dedicated to your pet
  • Our doctors will call you after the procedure and schedule a dismissal time, during which they can address any additional questions or concerns.
Acupuncture

 

 

At Colony Veterinary Hospital, we believe in offering the most comprehensive care available. There are often many approaches to medical care ranging from standard Western medicine to more holistic methods. Complementary therapies can be recommended based on conventional diagnostic methods as well as traditional Chinese medical pattern diagnosis. These therapies can be used as stand-alone treatments or combined with conventional Western therapies.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM). It is an ancient medical practice that has been used on people for over 3000 years. This therapy has become a more common practice in domestic animals in the last 30 years.

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect by balancing the energy or “Qi” (pronounced “chi”) in the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system, endocrine system and immune systems in the body. Plain “dry” needles, electostimulation (electo-acupuncture), injection of substances into acupuncture points (aqua-acupuncture), or moxabustion (heat applied to needles or acupoints) can be used to stimulate acupoints.

By stimulating chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin to be released by the brain, acupuncture can help control and relieve pain. Acupuncture has also been shown to support the immune system, increase white blood cell counts, improve endocrine function, relax muscles, regulate the intestinal tract, reduce inflammation, improve local blood flow and speed healing.

Acupuncture can be used to treat many different problems in animals. It is especially useful to control chronic pain and disease. It can often replace western pain medicine when animals cannot take them due to kidney, liver or stomach disease. Acupuncture can also support and improve organ disease when western medicine has little to offer, or help western medicine regulate diseases such as renal failure or neurologic conditions.

Benefits of Acupuncture Include:

Safety: One of the safest forms of medical treatment when administered by a properly trained veterinarian.
Pain: Usually painless. Needles are the width of a human hair and are virtually imperceptible during placement
Side effects: Rare and substantially less common than with many drugs and other accepted conventional treatments.
Integrated Medicine: Can be used in combination with conventional Western therapies.

Uses of Acupuncture

Neurologic Disease: Seizures, Vestibular Disease, Cranial Nerve Disease (masticatory myositis, optic neuritis), Intravertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), Fibrocartilaginous Embolism, Peripheral Nerve Disease (Brachial Plexus Avulsion), and Degenerative Myelopathy.

Musculoskeletal Disease: Arthritis (hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, spinal arthritis, knee arthritis), Tendon Sprains and partial tears (cranial cruciate injuries, Achilles injuries), Luxating Patellas, and Geriatric Hind-end Weakness

Gastrointestinal Disease: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Anorexia, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation, Megacolon, and Gastric Reflux.

Other Diseases: Skin Allergies, Feline Asthma, Liver Disease, Chronic Renal Failure, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, Urinary Incontinence, Chronic Infections, Uveitis, and Chronic Corneal Ulcers.

What Should I Expect During an Acupuncture Appointment?

The first appointment includes a consultation, western examination and TCVM examination followed by an acupuncture treatment if indicated. The first appointment typically lasts one to one and one-half hours. Follow-up acupuncture appointments are one hour.

Please bring all medical records, x-rays and current medications to your first appointment for my review.

How Long Does It Take For Acupuncture To Work?

It can take 3 to 5 acupuncture treatments before significant changes are seen. It is important to commit to giving the treatments the time to work. If no significant changes are seen after the first 3 to 5 acupuncture treatments, I will recommend another approach for helping your companion.

Useful Acupuncture Links:

The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society – www.ivas.org

The American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture – www.AAVA.org

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Society – www.ahvma.org

We treat your pets as if they were our own.

Colony Veterinary Hospital strives to offer high-quality, individualized medical care for your beloved pets.

Address

7748 Regents Rd Suite 302
San Diego, CA 92122
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Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sun: CLOSED

Contact

Phone(858) 450-5047
Fax: (858) 450-6579
Emailinfo@lajollacolonyvet.com
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