West Coast Veterinary Clinic have successfully treated problems as diverse as orthopedic surgery to behavioural problems, from single tooth extraction to congestive heart failure, pancreatitis, Cushing's disease, Addison disease, Diabetes Mellitus and many more. Dermatological problems in dogs and cats are a major area of interest for Zoran. At West Coast Veterinary Clinic they believe in getting to the cause of the problem, not just giving an injection for "the itch". We have the expertise and the equipment to do most laboratory tests needed for skin problems in the clinic. A digital photographic record of all of our skin cases is part of our investigation protocol. This enables us to accurately monitor progress. We will only prescribe treatment that we are confident is the most appropriate one for your animal. We understand that chronic skin problems can be irritating, frustrating and costly to the owner as well as affecting the quality of the life of their pet. If your pet suffers from a chronic skin problem, consider asking Zoran to do a full case work up and receive a written "plan of action".Recently our clinic acquired a new piece of equipment, a Class IV Companion Animal Laser. At present we are the only clinic in New Zealand to have this laser. The laser is an application of electromagnetic radiation used over injuries and lesions. The Laser is drug free and stimulates healing and pain relief within those tissues that are affected. A relatively new branch of medicine, the Class IV Laser delivers a large amount of light energy into the pet's body. When the light interacts with damaged cells, healing is accelerated and pain is dramatically reduced. As our best friend's age, recover from trauma or surgery, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains, this advanced technology offers: Drug-Free, Surgery-Free, Pain-Free Relief. The Laser can be used for a number of things with regard to your cat or dog but the most common uses are for : Wounds/Allergies/Infections/Cuts/Bites, Inflammations/Sprains/Strains, Periodontal Disease, Post-surgical healing/Pain relief, Lick granulomas, Hip dysplasia and Arthritis
Our consultation time is not limited to 15 minutes; usually it takes much longer to get a proper diagnosis, and you are not charged for extended consultation. We promote the highest ethical and medical standards, not the cheapest medical procedure. This from a professional with a particular interest in Veterinary Dermatology.