Examinations/Vaccinations (or titer tests)
In-House/Off site Diagnostics
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On the day of your pet's procedure the doctor performs a thorough physical to determine if there have been any changes in his/her condition.
In-house diagnostics allow Sunrise Pet Clinic to process blood tests prior to the administration of the anesthetic. This requires us to take a small amount of blood from your pet. These blood tests provide the doctor with information about your pet's internal health. The tests evaluate the liver and kidneys, two systems that help metabolize the anesthetics.
If your pet has any heart disease we may do radiographs of their chest and an EKG. These tests help us evaluate the heart and allow us to alter the anesthetic protocol as needed.
Anesthetic monitoring of each patient is done by one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians with the proper monitoring equipment. We use a respiratory monitor, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximetry, and/or a capnograph. These noninvasive monitors allow us to evaluate changes in the patient and modify the anesthetic protocol as required.
With the use of modern anesthetics and intravenous fluids that help support the vascular system and assist the kidneys, most pets recover adequately enough to return home the same day.
As with many areas of veterinary medicine anesthesia is a specialty. After earning their doctorate in veterinary medicine, veterinarians who elect to specialize in anesthesia can go on to further studies in this area. Although all veterinarians learn anesthesia, specialists have advanced training for cases that pose particular concerns.
We are fortunate to have a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist in Tucson, Dr. Victoria Lukasik. Dr. Lukasik often provides such services to Sunrise Pet Clinic when we do procedures on complex cases.
provides professional dental care for your pet, including ultrasonic scaling
to clean and remove tartar and plaque from the teeth and under the gumline.
A high-speed polishing with a fluoride paste is performed to return the enamel
to a smooth surface; a smooth enamel is less conducive to accumulating plaque.
A diagnostic tool which allows our doctors to see the “inner workings” of your pet in a non-invasive manner; a crucial tool for many different ailments and illnesses. Having digital capabilities allows for less overall radiation exposure to your pet, with the highest quality images. SPC also utilizes the services of Dr. Michael Roy, a board certified Diplomate in radiology, during monthly radiology "rounds"; Dr. Roy goes over previous months radiographs with each SPC doctor giving indivudalized attention to each case.
- An ancient form of medicine, acupuncture has been practiced for more than
2,500 years. It is used with traditional Western medicine in the treatment
of chronic pain, organ failure, and numerous diseases. Illness or pain is
believed to indicate a disruption in the normal flow of Qi (“chee”), much
as a traffic jam would disrupt the flow of traffic. Insertion of a needle
into the acupuncture points unblock these jams. We have experienced many
positive responses from clients who have utilized this modality.
is the basis of your pet's health. Many medical conditions such as
heart, liver, and kidney disease as well as allergies, require specific changes
in one's diet.
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Sunrise Pet Clinic works with many proven trainers in the Tucson area because we feel good behavior is a vital part of having a happy, healthy and enjoyable pet. Because your pet’s adult behavior is greatly affected by experiences he or she has as a young animal, we offer on-site puppy classes most Saturday afternoons for eight-to sixteen-week-old puppies, in addition to referrals for off-site classes.
Give us a call at 299-5044 for more information.
Sunrise Pet Clinic cannot provide boarding facilities for your pets, we can
assist you in choosing a safe place for your pet to stay when you are away.
We have personally visited numerous local boarding facilities and can recommend
a number of facilities for your convenience. Give us a call at 299-5044 and
we will be happy to mail or fax you a list.