We’re a full-service veterinary hospital.
We are equipped with all of the latest technologies in veterinary medicine so that we can provide the best care available today. That said we will never push our clients into using expensive diagnostics and treatments just because they are available. We want to empower our clients to make informed decisions regarding their pet’s health.
Dr. Maia Broussard is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. She received training during 2009 and 2010 and completed her certification from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in the spring of 2010. Since that time she has been thrilled to add veterinary acupuncture to her toolbox for helping animals. We have had many pleased patients and clients! Because of her interest in pain management and rehabilitation, most of her patients have been pets with chronic pain and neurologic or orthopedic issues. However, as you can read below in the FAQs, acupuncture can be useful for many other problems. If your pet suffers from chronic discomfort or disability, or if you are interested in alternative therapies for problems such as kidney dysfunction, gastrointestinal upset, allergies, etc., please call for further information at 919-383-5578.
Westside Animal Hospital is proud to introduce K-Laser Class IV laser therapy for your pets. Its beneficial uses include alleviating chronic pain, accelerating healing and rehabilitation plus much, much more! For both cats and dogs, K-Laser can be part of the solution to help ease your pet’s discomfort. Safe and effective, this powerful modality provided increased comfort and mobility and accelerated and improved wound healing and rehabilitation. We are pleased and excited to be able to offer this treatment for our best friends! If you think your pet could benefit from this treatment, just give us a call for more information at 919-383-5578.
On top of offering preventative dentistry, we offer advanced oral care as well. Dr. Hoover is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. Fellows of the AVD have had additional training in veterinary dentistry and have passed a credentialing process and examination to achieve Fellow status. Through our on-site referral practice, the Veterinary Dental Clinic of North Carolina, we are proud to offer the following advanced dental services:
- Endodontic therapy of fractured teeth
- Treatment of malocclusions
- Restoration of damaged teeth
- Oral surgery to extract diseased teeth
- Jaw fracture repair
- Surgical removal of oral tumors
We offer comprehensive regular physical examinations that are customized to your pet’s particular needs. Immunization schedules are based on the most current research and individual risk factors for disease. We routinely test for the most common internal parasites and stress the need for adequate prevention of heartworms and intestinal parasites in all pets. As pets age, screening for the most common chronic diseases becomes an important part of the periodic wellness examination and consultation.
Chronic Disease Management
Oftentimes, especially as pets grow older, our routine diagnostic tests reveal chronic conditions such as kidney disease, thyroid disease, and other metabolic disorders. WAH routinely monitors many common health conditions and helps owners find the right treatment and management for their pet.
We offer same-day urgent care appointments as well as emergency services for pets with an immediate medical need.
Surgery and Anesthesia
The veterinarians at Westside offer routine procedures such as spay and neuter, as well as specialized procedures including orthopedic and emergency/trauma surgeries. We utilize the most modern anesthesia and analgesia protocols to assure safe and pain-free treatment of your pet. We routinely monitor pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, blood pressure, temperature and respiratory rates in patients under general anesthesia.
Radiology and Diagnostics