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Specialty Vet Services in Monterey, CA

Pet Specialists of Monterey is here when your pet needs specialty or 24-hour emergency care. Our compassionate clinicians are highly trained in their specific fields. We work closely with you and your pet’s primary veterinarian to create a comprehensive care plan that’s tailored to your pet’s unique condition and quality of life. Specialties and services offered at our pet hospital include:

24/7 Emergency Medicine

Our emergency service is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient care and client satisfaction. Here are common emergency conditions we diagnose and treat:

  • Blood in the feces or urine
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Inability to move or sudden weakness
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or unknown/toxic substance
  • Labor that does not progress or the inability to deliver puppies/kittens
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Serious wound
  • Signs of extreme pain, such as whining or shaking
  • Signs of heatstroke
  • Insect or snake bite
  • Straining to urinate (especially a male cat)
  • Suspected broken limb
  • Swollen, hard abdomen that is painful to the touch
  • Vomiting blood

Cardiology

Led by a board-certified veterinary cardiologist, our cardiology team is here to diagnose and treat diseases of the heart and lungs. We use advanced imaging tools and techniques to identify your pet’s specific condition and develop a treatment plan. We offer a variety of treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures, for our cardiology patients.

Your pet’s primary veterinarian may refer you to our cardiology service for the following reasons:

  • Newly diagnosed heart murmur or recent increase in murmur grade (1-6)
  • Episodes of collapse or fainting
  • Irregular breathing or respiratory distress
  • Chronic coughing
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Diagnosed heart failure or heart disease
  • Irregular heart rhythm

Critical Care

Critical moments require critical care. As experts in medical crises, our critical care team promptly treats critically ill and injured pets with advanced medicine. Pets in our intensive care unit (ICU) receive professional care in a variety of ways to ensure their comfort, safety and well-being, including:

  • Pain management and pain relief
  • Blood transfusions
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Oxygen delivery
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Nutritional support

Using specialized equipment and technology, our team works quickly to diagnose the problem and identify a solution to deliver the best possible outcome for you and your pet.

Diagnostic Imaging

Our diagnostic imaging service is here to capture detailed images of your pet’s body and pinpoint a precise diagnosis. We offer the following diagnostic imaging services at Pet Specialists of Monterey:

  • Radiographs (x-rays) –to see size, shape and position of soft tissue structures, organs in the chest and abdomen and bone structures
  • Abdominal ultrasound – to evaluate the tissue density and fluid content of tissues and organs in the abdomen
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – a series of thinly sliced radiographs, which are reconstructed like slices in a loaf of bread to form a three-dimensional model

Internal Medicine

Pet Specialists of Monterey provides advanced internal medicine diagnostics and care performed by our board-certified small animal internists and a team of highly-skilled staff. We are committed to providing you and your pet with comprehensive and compassionate care during diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of medical conditions.

Your pet may be referred  to the internal medicine department at Pet Specialists of Monterey for any of the following reasons:

  • Endocrine disease (adrenal tumors, complicated diabetes, thyroid disorders)
  • Liver and gallbladder inflammation or infection
  • Chronic vomiting or diarrhea or other digestive problems
  • Complicated pancreatic disease
  • Coughing and breathing problems
  • Infectious diseases
  • Anemia or other blood disorders
  • Kidney or bladder diseases
  • Unexplained weight loss

Surgery

Pet Specialists of Monterey is home to board-certified veterinary surgeons who are experts in operating on ill and injured pets. Our surgical team uses the latest techniques and the highest quality equipment to provide the best care possible for their patients. We offer the following types of surgeries:

  • Orthopedic surgeries – such as cruciate ligament repair (TPLO), arthrodesis and joint replacement
  • Soft tissue surgeries – including tumor removal and correction of congenital defects
  • Neurological surgeries – like treatment of herniated disks and spinal injuries
  • Minimally invasive procedures – including arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
  • General surgery – all other surgeries including fracture repair and exploratory surgery
  • Emergency surgery – to provide life-saving care for pets with urgent surgical needs

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology (IR) is a specialized medical treatment that enables veterinarians to use a special camera to diagnose and potentially treat medical conditions from inside your pet. This advanced imaging technology provides specialists with in-depth visualization of your pet’s body, so they can better diagnose conditions and create highly focused treatment plans.

Commonly performed interventional radiology procedures focus on the urinary tract, the respiratory tract and the cardiovascular system.