"SWVH strives to provide the best diagnostics and treatments available for our companion animals."

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Our digital radiology system allows us to generate high quality images for interpretation and diagnosis.
These digital radiographs also allow easy sharing of the files via the internet, email or CD-ROM with owners and radiologists.

BioRay SDX Digital Dental Radiology
Digital dental radiographs allow us to quickly diagnosis dental disease below the gumline . Again, the digital files allow easy sharing with a specialist so the best treatment plan is formulated for your pet.

Dental Cleanings and Oral Evaluations
• Periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease among dogs and cats.
• An astounding 80 percent of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by
age three, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS).
• Periodontal disease is common in dogs of smaller breeds because dogs’
teeth often are too large for their mouths, forcing the teeth closer
• Dogs start out with 28 deciduous (baby) teeth; cats start out with 26
deciduous teeth. By six months of age, these baby teeth fall out and are
replaced by permanent teeth, 42 in the dog and 30 in the cat.
• Broken teeth are a common problem for dogs, especially among outdoor
dogs. According to veterinary dental experts, aggressive chewing on hard
objects is a primary cause of broken teeth in dogs.
• Odontoclastic resorptive lesions are the most common tooth disease in
domestic cats. Studies show that about 28 percent of domestic cats develop
at least one of these painful lesions during their lifetime.

Southwest Veterinary Hospital is proud to have the Dentalaire Ultimate Dental Machine to ultrasonically scale and polish your pets’ teeth. Inspecting teeth and gum health at least once a year is recommended.
What a difference teeth cleaning can make!

GE Logiq Book XP Enhanced
Dr. Erin Rasmusson has a special interest in abdominal ultrasound and has attended many specialized continuing education training classes and clinics. Ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that allows interpretation of all of the abdominal organs without anesthesia or surgery. Pregnancy is also easily diagnosed 25-30 days after breeding. Again because these images are digital, they are easily shared via the internet, email or CD-ROM with owners and radiologists.

Internal Medicine



Surgery - soft tissue and orthopedic