When your pet needs referral-based specialty care, you can trust the experts at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists. Learn more about our many specialties below.
We provide safe, comforting acupuncture treatments for patients with chronic pain as well as a number of other chronic conditions. Our acupuncturist will consult with your pet’s primary care veterinarian for the best results and the fastest healing.
In general, acupuncture is most beneficial for functional problems such as those that involve paralysis, noninfectious inflammation and pain. Regular acupuncture treatments can restore mobility for older pets, improve minor injuries as they occur and be administered preventatively to keep muscles and tendons resistant to injury.
Pet allergies can be quite frustrating because it is not always simple to find the root cause. Our dermatology team brings expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating a broad range of dermatological diseases, such as:
Techniques available for diagnosing and treating dog and cat allergy conditions include:
Our doctors will work with you to identify the specific cause of your pet’s condition and then develop a treatment plan based on experience and proven methodologies. Our goal is to restore and maintain your pet’s comfort and quality of life as soon as possible.
Our doctors utilize advanced equipment to aid in diagnosis and treatment, including:
One of the greatest challenges in caring for animals is determining an accurate diagnosis, as quite often patients have symptoms that can indicate a number of diseases. Simple or complex, common or rare, our internal medicine doctors treat a variety of illnesses and conditions affecting pets’ internal organs and bodily systems. By using advanced tools and diagnostic procedures like CT scans, our team can identify the source of your pet’s health concerns.
We diagnose and treat diseases affecting the following body systems and organs:
Our internal medicine doctors work across many specialties, providing a comprehensive approach to your pet’s care, and are committed to doing all they can to improve the overall quality of life for your pet.
As a comprehensive veterinary specialty hospital, we offer hope and help to cancer patients with our veterinary oncology treatments. The good news is that there are many options for treating pets with cancer today and animals typically experience far fewer side effects than humans undergoing similar treatment.
Many cancer patients are treated with a combination of therapies. They may include one or more of the following:
Our team of highly skilled practitioners will work with you to carefully assess your pet and implement a personalized treatment plan based on experience and proven methodologies.
Our comprehensive, onsite laboratory allows for rapid dog and cat oncology analysis to carefully monitor cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Each of our hospitals has a fully stocked pharmacy as well, providing you the convenience to fill prescriptions at your pet’s appointment.
Radiation oncology for pets has advanced significantly in recent years. Our compassionate team will work with you to determine if radiation therapy is the most appropriate treatment option for your pet’s cancer.
Radiation oncology services are provided by PetCure Oncology by referral at our Glendale hospital.
SRS, a leading treatment option in human cancer care, is now available for pets. The noninvasive therapy is typically delivered with the intent to cure cancer, as opposed to merely easing its symptoms. SRS can be utilized to target any identifiable tumor, delivering high doses of radiation with unprecedented precision to maximize impact on cancerous tissue while minimizing contact with the surrounding healthy tissue.
In addition to significantly reducing side effects, the sub-millimeter precision enables the treatment of some cancers previously considered “untreatable” based on their delicate location within the body (brain, spine, lung, etc.).
An entire SRS treatment course is completed in only 1-3 treatment sessions that can be delivered on consecutive days, further increasing safety for the patient and convenience for the pet owner. Lakeshore is the only private practice in the state of Wisconsin that offers SRS for pets.
RT uses radiation to shrink or destroy cancers, including those that cannot be safely or completely removed by surgery alone. It can be utilized in conjunction with chemotherapy, following surgery, or as the sole treatment in cases where SRS is not an option. It is typically administered in 15-21 treatment sessions over 3-4 weeks. Palliative treatment, which is intended to alleviate pain, is also available.
Palliative care is used to increase a pet’s comfort and quality of life when a cure is not possible. Typically delivered in weekly low-dose radiation treatments over 3-6 weeks, the goal is to relieve symptoms such as pain, bleeding and decreased mobility.
Just like physical therapy for humans, animal rehabilitation helps improve fitness and maximize mobility, comfort and quality of life. Surgery, injury, old age, certain neurological conditions and obesity can make even basic activities challenging and painful. Proper rehabilitation can positively and significantly impact healing time, pain management and overall wellness.
There are times when your pet may need the help of a veterinary surgeon. Take comfort in knowing we offer the largest credentialed surgical department in Southeast Wisconsin with the strongest depth of experience. Our doctors have the expertise to perform advanced cat and dog surgeries to meet your pet’s needs with compassion and care.
Our suites and treatment areas are equipped with state-of-the-art surgical equipment and instrumentation. For the comfort and safety of your pet, we employ the latest techniques in pain management, pre-operative and advanced monitoring systems. Our facilities provide a warm and soothing environment for our patients and pet owners.
We offer specialized surgical service for dogs and cats in the following areas:
Trauma, surgeries, anemia and clotting problems are but a few of the life-threatening conditions that require blood products to stabilize a pet. Just like a human blood bank, our blood donation program provides our canine and feline patients with:
Blood products are species-specific and are needed 24/7. Be a part of our effort to make this vital, life-saving service a more visible resource in our local community.
In addition to the pride and thrill of saving another pet’s life, benefits include:
To learn more about or blood donor program, please email us at email@example.com for assistance.
Our team respects the close bond between pets and their owners and treats each with dignity, compassion and kindness.