Traditional Vet Services
Patients receive care in all areas of internal medicine. We treat animals with diarrhea, vomiting, kidney and liver problems, pancreatitis, Cushings disease, hypo or hyperthyroidism, congestive heart failure, bladder stones, Colitis, Bronchitis, cancer and many more medical problems. We use digital radiography and ultrasound, in-house and outside laboratories and our clinical experience to arrive at a diagnosis. Once we have arrived at a diagnosis, we will offer you all the treatment options available and the prognosis. With difficult decisions, we’ll offer you advice on what we’d do if it was our pet.
Our doctors are highly-skilled in routine, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Spays, Neuters, skin, eye and ear tumor removals, amputations, abdominal exploratories, Splenectomies, Bladder stone removal, Gastrotomies, Enterotomies and Cruciate ligament repairs(TTA and lateral fabellar) are just some of the surgeries we offer.
Skin and ear problems are one of the most common reasons for veterinary visits. Fortunately, most of these pets can be easily treated. If a skin or ear problem becomes chronic, we have a variety of testing methods and treatments available. Our integrative approach helps us to address these problems from several angles.
TTA(Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)
Anterior Cruciate ligament tears effect one million dogs annually in the US. The TTA surgery is a newer procedure that has produced excellent results in most dogs. Both Dr. Whalen and Dr. Bauer perform this procedure at LePar Animal Hospital. We prefer this procedure in larger dogs to both the Lateral Fabellar surgery and the TPLO.
Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy
LePar Animal Hospital and Dr. Joe Whalen, in association with Vet-Stem, are now able to offer regenerative stem cell therapy. Vet-Stem is a regenerative stem cell company that isolates autologous stem cells from your pet’s own fat sample. Vet-Stem Regenerative Cells contain stem cells and a variety of cells to help regulate inflammation, cause revascularization, modulate immune function, and regenerate tissue. These are used to treat a variety of traumatic and degenerative diseases such as tendon and ligament injuries, bone fractures, osteoarthritis, and polyarthritis. (Read more).
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a treatment option for various orthopaedic injuries and conditions which have traditionally required surgery or other extensive treatments. PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets and other growth factors. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors and signaling proteins that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. PRP injections are used in orthopaedics with increasing frequency and effectiveness. Injuries currently being treated with the PRP technique are arthritis of the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, and other joints. Also, PRP is utilized for soft-tissue injuries such as tendonitis, muscle sprains and tears and various types of ligament injuries such as Achilles tendonitis and knee tendonitis. PRP is also used to treat various injuries and conditions affecting joints such as rotator cuff and meniscus injuries. Using a small amount of the own patient’s blood, specifically prepared platelets are taken and re-injected into the affected area. These platelets release special growth factors that lead to tissue healing. The body has remarkable ability to heal itself, and by re-injecting concentrated platelets, we are facilitating the natural healing process.
What is Cancer? Simply stated, cancer is abnormal cell growth. Because the cells are a natural part of the body, many immune systems fail to recognize abnormal growth as a problem and, therefore, do not eliminate it. Healthy immune systems are capable of keeping cell growth in check. Holistically thinking, cancer is the ultimate failure of immune function.
What are my options for cancer treatment?
Traditional cancer therapy revolves around three basic options: Surgery (cutting it out), chemotherapy (poisoning it out), and/or radiation (burning it out). The prognosis for survival with these options ranges from minimal to complete cure and depends on the cancers type, location, and if the cancer has metastasized.
There are also alternative therapies to offer whole body support through diet and supplements to provide immune boosting, anti-oxidant/free-radical support, to increase natural killer cells, and promote cancer cell apoptosis (death).
At LePar we offer you a variety of both traditional and alternative options to help combat cancer and improve overall quality of life. We recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Bauer for tradition therapies (Chemotherapy) or one of our Integrative veterinarians for alternative therapies. With most of our Chemotherapy patients we incorporate diet changes. With our alternative therapies, we are more aggressive with supplementation and may also include acupuncture and herbal remedies. Our goal is to provide the therapies that are best for your pet and our doctors work closely together to combine our knowledge whether you choose traditional or alternative options.
For information on traditional cancer trials at universities and some veterinary specialty centers please visit vetcancertrials.org
Long a neglected area of pet health care, prophylactic cleaning of teeth prevents gum diseases, halitosis, tooth loss and serious organ infections. LePar has a full regimen of treatment for dental care including routine ultrasonic dental scaling and polishing to the use of a high-speed drill for complicated extractions and other dental procedures. LePar Animal Hospital offers a variety of options to help promote and maintain your pet’s dental health at home.
We also offer digital dental radiology as a part of our comprehensive dental care and treatment. Just as your dentist takes radiographs of your teeth, dental radiology also allows veterinarians the opportunity to look beyond the obvious and better examine teeth and their supporting structures below the gumline – exposing hidden, and often undiagnosed, problems.
A full array of the safest injectable and inhalable anesthetic agents available are routinely used in the surgery areas. All patients undergoing major surgical procedures are routinely monitored by continuous electrocardiogram, pulse oximetry and endtidal carbon dioxide measurements.
X-Ray facilities on the premises enable us to conduct studies from the routine (chest and bone films) to the sophisticated (contrast radiography). LePar Animal Hospital offers the diagnostic advantage of digital radiography. We also offer ultrasonography.
We all know our pets age faster than we do, that is why LePar Animal Hospital offers pets 7 and older a comprehensive program to identify potential liver, kidney, heart and hormonal problems in older pets before they become serious. Arthritis is a painful but all too common affliction in older pets that we combat with a variety of therapies, supplements and medications to make sure your pet remains as pain-free and mobile as possible.
Our veterinary technicians maintain a fully-equipped laboratory permitting onsite evaluations in serology, parasitology, electrolytes and blood chemistries.
A complete inventory of the latest pharmaceuticals, prescription diets and supplements are always on hand to help our staff implement therapies for your pet.
For your convenience, LePar has an online store to provide you with and even greater range of prescription and non-prescription items for your pet.
Access your pets health record online at anytime via a secure Pet Portal. http://www.leparvet.com/resources/pet-portal/
Reservations are required for boarding. Holidays and summer days book up well in advance so be sure to make your reservations early. As an added convenience, many guest services can be performed while your pet is visiting us (Examinations, Teeth cleanings, nail trims, clip-all-overs, ear cleanings, adjustments acupuncture and blood testing). Even surgeries can be done while your pet is our guest. For the safety of all pets under our care, we require that all vaccinations be current and that your pet has tested negative on a fecal sample within 12 months. Daily dog walking services are available.
24-hour emergency care is available for your pet. During routine office hours, any critically sick or injured pet will be seen immediately by our staff. After office hours please contact one of the animal emergency clinics listed on our Emergency Contact page. These fully staffed facility will provide quality emergency care for your sick or injured pet.