Over the top care.
We practice general medicine and surgery for dogs, cats, and small mammals using updated and modern medical technology.
Preventative medicine is aimed at preventing disease and illness before they happen. We at Sana Adelaide Animal Hospital believe that this journey is a marathon for you, your pet, and your veterinarian. It is not a sprint. We strive to be proactive about your pet’s health, rather than reactive. Our preventative medicine services can include vaccinations, parasite control, blood, urine, and fecal screening, nutrition recommendations, and spaying/neutering. Our preventative medicine services are not a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we will work with you to determine the best preventative medicine for your pet based on their breed, sex, age, lifestyle, history, current illnesses, etc.
Sana Adelaide Animal Hospital is a full-service small animal clinic that uses modern technology to provide diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. We are equipped to manage a wide variety of diseases and injuries to ensure the best care for your pet.
There may be circumstances where a patient has medical or surgical needs that might be outside the scope or capabilities of our hospital. Should this happen, we will work closely with you to ensure that we transfer your pet to the most appropriate and capable referral hospital and/or specialists that can provide the highest quality of care for your pet.
We are well equipped to provide medical and surgical services for any small mammal species. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide services for avian and reptile species at this time. This is not because we believe that these species are any less important; however, we do not feel that we have the knowledge, supplies, and equipment to provide high-level care for these pets.
Soft tissue surgery
At Sana Adelaide Animal Hospital, we are well-equipped to perform many soft tissue surgeries, including but not limited to:
- Spaying and neutering
- Lump removal
- Wound repair
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Bladder surgery
- Eye and eyelid surgery
- Limb amputation
We customize our anesthesia protocol for every patient and use state-of-the-art technology for monitoring patient health during anesthesia. We recognize how stressful surgery can be and will provide updates throughout the day if your pet is staying with us. Most surgeries will be day procedures, so it will not be necessary for your pet to stay overnight!
Did you know that dental disease affects approximately 80% of dogs and cats? Dental care has not traditionally been a focus of overall pet health, but we now know that dental disease can have significant effects on health and well-being in our pets. In fact, pets with good dental health often live longer than those with dental disease!
Our focus, as always, will be on prevention of disease. Our preventative dental services will involve cleaning and polishing under anesthetic to remove plaque from the teeth and under the gums. We will take full mouth x-rays to ensure that we can see the roots of each tooth, as well as the surrounding structures (periodontal ligament, bone, etc.). This procedure is typically recommended every 1-2 years, but the optimal frequency between cleanings will depend on your pet.
Occasionally, tooth extractions may be required, which will always be discussed with you beforehand. During the extraction procedure, your pet will receive a nerve block (to block any pain from the procedure), the tooth will be removed, and the gums will be sutured closed. The sutures will absorb over time and do not need to be removed. Your pet will receive pain medication in the hospital, as well as medication(s) for pain management to go home. We know it seems scary to remove teeth, but pets do very well with missing teeth. In fact, they are MUCH more comfortable after the diseased teeth have been removed!
We also offer teeth trimming and extractions for small mammals.
Skin conditions can not only be uncomfortable for the patient, but can also be time-consuming, frustrating, and expensive for the pet parent. Dr. Trina has a keen interest in dermatology and Sana Adelaide Animal Hospital is well-equipped to provide first or second opinions about dermatologic diseases. We understand the complexities involved in diagnosing and managing these diseases and will allocate more time in our schedule for these consults to ensure that you feel properly educated and informed on the diagnosis and treatment of your pet’s condition.
The history that you provide to us about your pet and the comprehensive physical exam performed by Dr. Trina are the first two steps for diagnosing what might be wrong with your pet when they are sick. Often, we need to gather more information about what is going on inside the body, so we must perform additional testing. Our in-clinic diagnostics include blood work (complete blood count and chemistry), x-rays (whole body and dental), urine and fecal analysis, and cytology.
Our diagnostic services are also used in a preventative manner to screen for disease prior to surgery or as part of your pet’s annual/semi-annual health check. Our goal is to identify disease in an early stage (before it begins to impact your pet’s behaviour, appetite, etc. at home) so that we can try to reverse it or to keep it from progressing. The optimal wellness and monitoring plan for you and your pet will be determined on an individual basis, as we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to pet health.
Palliative & Hospice Care
Has your pet been diagnosed with a terminal illness or they no longer seem to be enjoying life like they once did? This is often the most difficult time that we face as pet owners and it always comes sooner than we want. Sana Adelaide Animal Hospital is here to help you work through this part of the journey with compassion and without judgment. We will work closely with you to ensure that we are preserving the bond with your pet and meeting your goals as a pet parent.
We believe that quality of life is more important than quantity and will work closely with you to ensure that your pet is comfortable as these final days approach. We are here to help you navigate the decision about your pet’s euthanasia and to help your pet cross the rainbow bridge in the most dignified and peaceful way that we can. We offer in-clinic services.
Come visit us!
Sana Adelaide Animal hospital is located in a small building in central London. Our facility has been designed to feel more like a home than a hospital in an attempt to keep your pet’s stress level as low as possible.