Please contact us today to find out how Highline Veterinary Hospital can serve you and your pet’s needs. We look forward to seeing you!
Serving Burien and the surrounding areas.
We’re pleased to offer a variety of services to keep your pets healthy and happy throughout their life.
At Highline Veterinary Hospital, we believe annual wellness care is imperative to keeping your pet happy and healthy! Your pet’s health is important and preventive care is necessary. We recommend bi-annual wellness exams, keeping your pets on a vaccination schedule, and working with us on all facets of wellness care. Deworming, heartworm testing (and prevention), parasite screenings, and annual blood testing are of the utmost importance as well.
During your annual physical exam, your veterinarian comprehensively examines your pet and discusses vaccinations and ongoing wellness. Just like you do wellness visits with your doctor, it’s important that your pet does the same. During these visits, our team will spend time examining your pet from nose to tail.
Our veterinary staff is skilled in diagnosing and treating veterinary internal medicine cases. In the event your pet becomes ill, your pet will receive a thorough exam, including key areas such as:
- Ear canals
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Respiratory tract
After the diagnosis has been made, we will discuss all of your treatment options and determine the proper protocol for your pet. We have extensive experience managing cases such as diabetes, renal failure, endocrine diseases, other chronic conditions.
We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These surgeries can provide many benefits to pets. Examples of soft tissue surgery include growth and lump removals, spays, neuters, laceration repair, abscess, wound repair, skin biopsies, and abdominal surgeries.
Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses or lumps. Once removed and tested, most of these masses are benign (non-harmful); however, they are occasionally more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump are necessary to improve your pet’s outcome if the mass is cancerous.
Dental disease is the most common problem our pets face! The most common problem is plaque or dental tartar. Dental calculus (tartar) is composed of various mineral salts, organic material, and food particles. In the early stages of accumulation, the material is soft (plaque), but it later hardens and adheres to the teeth. Continual accumulation causes inflammation of the gums and eventual recession of the gums and loose teeth. The breath becomes very odorous, and the mouth becomes a dangerous source of infection.
We highly recommend annual dental cleanings for your pet to ensure they are happy and healthy for years to come. Our team also has the capability to perform oral surgery, including full mouth dental radiographs. To find out more information on our dental care offerings, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Saying goodbye to our four-legged friends is the hardest thing we have to do as pet owners. As much as we love our pets, eventually, the time comes when we have to let them go. At Highline Veterinary Hospital, we understand how difficult this process can be, but just as we’re there for you at every other stage of your pet’s life, we will be there for you when they enter their final days. We offer comprehensive pet end-of-life care and cat and dog euthanasia services/cremation options to best meet the needs of you and your pet.
A radiograph (X-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs like the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as bones. When it comes to diagnosing your pet accurately, radiology can be an extremely valuable tool in our diagnostic arsenal.
Digital X-rays are routinely used to diagnose and examine broken bones, obstructions, arthritis, masses, and tumors. We use digital X-rays also to confirm pregnancies or detect ingested objects.