A Better Life

For your beloved companion.



Chronic skin issues can be one of the most costly and frustrating issues to manage in our pets. Skin disease may include pruritus (itching), hair loss, licking or biting any of the feet, secondary skin infections – both bacterial and fungal, and recurrent ear infections. Cats often present with multiple small scabs all over their body that itch. At Highlands Veterinary Hospital we feel we can best assist you by performing diagnostics or treatment trials to determine the underlying cause of your pet's skin problem. We will form a plan of action to make your pet more comfortable by managing or curing (less common) the dermatitis.Read More

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is the application of a coherent light. Laser therapy is a holistic, non-invasive, effective way to treat and manage many different conditions. The laser beam stimulates the cells and tissue to heal. It also reduces inflammation to jump start healing. By reducing inflammation, the laser is also a great tool for helping to minimize the pain of many chronic conditions like arthritis, ear infections, muscle sprains, and skin infections or trauma. The number of treatments can vary greatly based on the condition, but many pet owners notice a positive difference within three or four treatments.Read More

Osteoarthritis (OA)

Highlands Veterinary Hospital offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for osteoarthritis and degenerative problems your pet may be experiencing. There is no single cause of OA but genetics, weight, abnormal joint development, overuse, injury, previous surgeries, and nutrition can all be factors. OA is not caused by “getting old”. Diagnosis of OA is confirmed with a physical exam and radiographs. This will rule out other causes of joint problems common in older pets. We also cultivate good working relationships with many specialists with whom we may consult regarding complicated cases.

Highlands Veterinary staff are certified to perform both PennHIP and OFA certification radiographs to assess orthopedic problems. There is no cure for OA but there are many ways to manage the disease to increase your pet’s comfort and quality of life.
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