Avalon Animal Clinic in Indianapolis is dedicated to providing excellent pet health and wellness care to all our patients. We know that pets sometimes require special care, and we provide compassionate veterinarian care and offer many veterinary services for all your furry family members. Here is a short list of the types of veterinary services and treatment plans we offer at our clinic.
Wellness exams with a veterinarian are an important part of taking care of your pet. Depending on their age, you will need to bring them into the animal hospital at different intervals. Our practice offers these exams for pets of any age. Whether they are a young puppy or a senior cat, we can make sure they are in the best health possible. These exams can be conducted as a house call as well for your convenience. These exams typically include vaccinations, pain management treatment, diagnostic imaging when applicable, and prescription refills. We also offer microchipping through Home Again, it is a great way to make sure that if you are ever separated from your pet, you can be reunited with ease. Our staff can also manage your pets dental care including, prophylactic cleanings, tooth extractions, and general dental examinations.
There may come a time when your pet will require a surgical procedure. While this may be an uncertain and scary experience, you can rest assured that your pet will receive the highest possible care with us. Our skilled veterinarians are prepared to explain every step of the process and ensure that you are fully aware of everything from pre-surgery preparation to post-operation care. We will go over the details of anesthesia, blood work, and our suite of full off-site diagnostic tests. We will also go over certain non-surgical techniques that can be used to treat problems that you may associate with surgery. Cryotherapy is an outpatient procedure that requires no anesthesia, and it provides a pain-free removal of skin masses that would typically require surgery.
Laser therapy is a noninvasive treatment designed to reduce pain and inflammation, and to speed healing. This treatment
is quickly becoming standard of care in both human and veterinary medicine. Our staff members administer laser therapy
via a handpiece that emits this therapeutic infrared light in a fast, drug-free, and soothing treatment. The light can treat
surface problems such as wounds, as well as deeper structures, penetrating through fur, skin, and fat if necessary to reach
The therapeutic infrared light targets the mitochondria in damaged cells and stimulates them to regenerate and
stimulates them to return to optimal function. This regenerative process is called photobiomodulation (PBM). PBM does
not impact normal cells, but can help damaged cells to recover from injury faster.
Laser therapy can be utilized as an adjunct to existing treatments, often reducing or replacing the need for pain
WHAT ARE TREATMENTS LIKE?
Laser therapy treatments are fast and pain-free, making them well-tolerated by most pets. There is no clipping or shaving
required for the treatment area. When your pet arrives for therapy they will be situated in a comfortable position, and
may be outfitted with laser-safe doggles. You will also receive laser-safe eyewear to wear during treatment if you remain
with your pet during therapy.
Treatments take approximately 5 - 10 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area and the condition being
treated. During this treatment your pet will experience a soothing warmth that often relaxes patients, and sometimes
makes them go to sleep!
Some conditions require several treatment sessions for optimal outcomes. When your pet’s condition is evaluated your
veterinarian will discuss their recommendations with you.
CAN LASER THERAPY HELP MY PET?
Laser therapy is an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions including:
• Skin Conditions
• Pain & Inflammation
• Pain Relief
• Post-Operative Recovery
• Geriatric Care
• Lick Granulomas
• Dental Conditions
• Abdominal Disorders
• And Much More!
Our veterinarians know that pet care doesn’t stop after your visit. That is why we help build strategies with our client to make sure that your pet is happy and healthy year round. We can offer nutritional advice and prescription diets if allergies are a concern, or if they are overweight. Our staff is also open to discussing behavior and the training/counseling that your pet may need for the desired outcome.
Our Avalon Veterinarian Clinic is located in Indianapolis, near Castleton area and just across from the Community Hospital North. To make an appointment for your pet, please call us at (317) 842-4618. Let us be a part of your family! We also have made it convenient for pet owners to fill out new patient forms online. Just bring in the downloaded form with your pet's history to our office or fax it to us. We are open Monday through Saturday.