GATEWAY VETERINARY CLINIC
394 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301       
                  (802)-254-7387
Quality Care at Fair and Reasonable Prices
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Gateway Veterinary Clinic is a full service medical, surgical and preventive care facility for dogs and cats. The team at Gateway Veterinary Clinic strives to provide high-quality veterinary medicine at fair and reasonable prices. We realize that years of eduction, training and experience are the important piece of service we can provide to our clients and patients.

These are just some of the service we provide every day here at the clinic during scheduled appointments.
 


  • EXAMINATION: Regular routine exams are the way to preventive maintenance and a healthier pet. Since pets age faster than humans, it's recommended that healthy pets have a routine checkup once a year. Routine visits to the veterinarian will ensure that minor health conditions won't turn disastrous.
  • SURGERY: Our surgical suit is outfitted with brand new state-of-art anesthesia and monitoring equipment. Dr. Angell routinely performs general soft tissue surgery procedures, such as, spays, neuters, mass removals, laceration repairs, minor eye surgeries.
  • DENTAL CLEANINGS: Dental care is as important for your pet as it is for you. Periodontal disease is the number one health problem diagnosed in dogs and cats, an infection of the gums that is most spread through the bloodstream to the heart, liver, and kidneys leading to health problems that can shorten the life of your pet. By performing a thorough cleaning and regular follow-up veterinary checkups, we prevent worsening disease and control future dental disease.

Steps in cleaning:

  1. Scaling the tartar from above and below the gum line, using both hand instruments and ultrasonic scaling equipment.
  2. Polishing "smooths down" the surfaces, making them more resistant to plaque formation.
  3. Flushing with a special antiseptic solution rids the mouth of bacteria so they do not invade gums which may have been irritated during cleaning.
  • IN-HOUSE LABORATORY: We have a wide range of in house diagnostic equipment and test at our disposal allowing for rapid and accurate results, often within minutes. Test that we routinely run include: Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia test's for dogs, feline leukemia/feline AID's/feline heartworm test's for cats. We also run thyroid and pre-surgical screens as well as comprehensive chemistry profile's, urinalysis and parasite screening.
  • REFERENCE LABORATORY SEVICES:  For more detailed diagnostics we submit samples to a global leader in reference laboratory industry to including; Comprehensive chemistries, complete blood counts, immune mediated disease panels, medication level monitoring, biopsy's, cytology interpreting and full thyroid profiles.   
  • DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY (X-RAYS): Our state of the art digital radiograph machine can take x-rays in seconds and allow them to be viewed on our large computer screen. we also provide CD-ROM copies for clients to take home.
  • DROP-OFF SERVICE: When your schedule doesn't allow you to make a regular office appointment, you may call us in advance to arrange a drop-off appointment. Tell us the reason for the visit and leave a phone number where you can be reached and we will examine your pet , call you for approval for any treatment or testing needed and set a discharge time. Drop-off's can arrive as early as 8 A.M.
  • HOUSE CALL Wednesdays: By appointment we will do house calls on Wednesdays.
  • VACCINATIONS: Unless properly vaccinated, your pets are at risk of contracting one of several, possibly fatal, infectious diseases. Most common infectious diseases can be prevented by routine vaccination. We vaccinate our pets for the most important & common of these diseases in order to protect them. In fact, vaccines are usually effective in more than 95% of pets vaccinated. Additionally, routinely vaccinating your pet is often cheaper than paying for treating your sick pet later, and reduces virus transmission in the pet population.

Re-vaccinations:  Pets should be vaccinated annually for most vaccines, after the initial booster series is administered to puppies or kittens. Some vaccines can be boosted every three (3) years. Remember that vaccines stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies to fight off viruses or bacteria like lyme or leptospirosis. Boosters must be given for the immune system to make long term protection, antibodies that stay around for long periods of time.

Please note: If a pet has never received a vaccine before, and is over 16 weeks old, it will need one additional dose in 3 to 4 weeks before starting on the annual or biannual schedule.  

  • CORE VACCINES & SCREENING for PUPPIES/DOGS

Rabies is a fatal virus that affects the central nervous system of almost all mammals, including humans.

Distemper is a contagious viral  disease, seen most frequently in puppies 3 to 6 months old, but dogs of all ages are at risk. 
Hepatitis is a contagious viral disease that affects the dog's liver, primarily.
Leptospirosis is an infectious bacterial disease transmitted by contact with the urine of an infected dog, rat, or other wildlife. If left untreated it is often fatal causing kidney failure. 
Parvo virus is a highly contagious viral infection that often requires hospitalization, IV fluid therapy and intensive care if puppies that contract this horrible disease are expected to survive.
Parainfluenza is a common, though highly contagious, viral upper respiratory disease.

Lyme (Borrelia Burgdorferi) is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks which can be devastating if your dog contract it. The most common clinical sign of lyme disease is arthritis, but it may also affect the kidneys, heart or other organs.

Bordetella  (Bronchiseptica) is a bacterial agent that causes the respiratory disease, kennel cough

Yearly Heartworm Testing; Heartworms are actual worms that live in the heart and impede the heart's function. This disease is spread by a mosquito bite. Protection from heartworms is provided by a prescribed monthly preventive. Dogs over 6 months of age must have a negative heartworm test result before starting prevention. The in-house test also test for Lyme and Ehrlichia and  takes just three drops of blood and few minutes. 

Fecal test's are performed in-house with a stool sample and test is for intestinal parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia.

CORE VACCINES  for  KITTENS/CATS

Rabies is a fatal virus that affects the central nervous system of almost all mammals, including humans.

Feline
Viral
Rhinotracheitis is an upper respiratory infection caused by a type of herpes virus.   Many cats carry this virus and can have outbreaks throughout their lives often causing a swollen eye with discharge and sometime sneezing and nasal discharge.   This herpes virus does not affect people.
Calici is another upper respiratory infection caused by a virus that also causes upper respiratory infection signs.
Panleukopenia is a virus that attack the immune system by causing a marked decrease in the number of circulating white blood cells.

Leukemia/(Felv) Feline leukemia virus is a very close relative to the human AIDS virus which can suppress the cats immune system much the same way that the HIV virus can affect people.   This virus also does not infect people.


A Typical Puppy's or Kitten's First Year

 Age  6-9 weeks 9-12 weeks  12-16 weeks   1 year
 DHLPP or FVRCP  X  X  x  X
 Lyme or FELV    X  X  X
 Rabies      X  X
 Fecal  X      X    
 Bordetella (puppy only)    X  X  X

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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