Our staff at Blake Vets is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Dental Care
- Advanced Digital X-rays
- Wellness Exams
- Behavior Management
- Parasite Prevention
- Onsite Diagnostics
- In-House Laboratory
- Pain Management
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Highest-end IDEXX VetLab in-clinic laboratory
- Idexx digital imaging, board-certified radiology
- SurgiVet anesthesia monitoring
- Video otoscopy
- Portable ultrasonography
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Blake Vets in Northport, ME , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
At Blake Vets in Northport, ME , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At Blake Vets in Northport, ME , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.
There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Blake Vets, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
While your pets are with us, we will do everything we can to give them an exciting visit. If you are concerned about leaving your pet, please don’t hesitate to set up a time to visit our hospital and look around our boarding facility. We will be happy to discuss our boarding policies and answer any questions you may have.
We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.
Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.
We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.
The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
Your pets’ skin is the largest organ of the body. Allergies, parasites, infections, autoimmune diseases and cancers can all affect your pet’s skin.
We offer specific diagnostic tests like allergy testing, fungal testing, cultures and biopsies, along with the most cutting edge treatments to ensure the health of your pets’ skin.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Blake Vets, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
We are proud to care for rabbits. We know that caring for these pets requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.
Rabbits make great companions, and we want to be there for you and your pet throughout his or her healthcare experience. These pets require specialized care, and we are thankful to be able to provide your pet with the highest standard of veterinary medicine.
To learn more about how we can care for your rabbits, please contact us today.
Our Doggie Day Care is the perfect solution to your busy schedule. We understand that it takes a great deal of trust to leave your loved ones with someone else for any amount of time, so we are dedicated to providing the highest level of daycare for your pets. All day care visitors get individual love and attention, exercise, and are always cared for according to their owner’s requests.
We take pride in our day care service and want you to rest assured that your special friend is in good hands while you are at work, vacation, or otherwise occupied. To learn more about our facilities and our Doggie Day Care, please call us today at (207) 789-5700 and we would be happy to speak with you or arrange a tour of our hospital.
SurgiVet Anesthesia Monitoring
There is no such thing as risk-free anesthesia, however we make it our priority to keep that risk as low as possible. We do this by developing an individual anesthetic plan for each of our patients. This will typically include a premedication to help relax your pet before the procedure, as well as a smooth induction into general anesthesia.
In addition to the trained senses of our astute doctors and nurses, we use a state of the art monitoring system from SurgiVet. This allows us to keep track of the vital signs, ECG for the heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, and more.
If you have any questions or concerns about your pet and anesthesia, be sure to speak with your pets’ veterinarian before the procedure.
We do everything we can to ensure that we are up-to-date with the latest advances in veterinary medicine. Our staff is dedicated to continuing education so that they can provide the care your pets deserve.
One way we do this is by offering video otoscopy, which allows us to take a video of the inside of your pets’ ears. We can show you, instead of just telling you when your pet has ear mites. No diagnostic image is clearer than seeing the mites crawling around inside their ears yourself.
We also use this to diagnose ear infections. Once we have started treatment and you come back for follow-up visits, we can continue to monitor the ear infection. Many owners like to be able to see before and after pictures, especially if their pets require additional treatment.