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Veterinary Services

Contact

P: 920-468-5800
F: 920-468-5895
E: mail@bayeast.com
Text us: 920-445-8945

Location

1475 Lime Kiln Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54311

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Hours

M – F: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00pm
Sun: Closed

We adhere to the rigorous standards required for accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Our highly trained staff and doctors have at our disposal in-house laboratory, digital radiology, ultrasound and cold laser therapy to implement the treatment plan we develop together with you for your companion.
Allergy Testing

Treating pets with allergies is a challenging endeavor. We manage the itching and the secondary skin and ear infections that affect our pets’ quality of life with oral medications, topical preparations, and medicated baths. Some pets are allergic to a component of their food – most often a protein. We can help with a diet trial using a prescription limited antigen diet. In cases where environmental allergens are suspected to be the culprit and management with hyposensitization is desired (just as it is on the human side), we can facilitate referral to a veterinary dermatologist for intradermal skin testing. When a referral isn’t an option, we can submit a blood sample to an outside lab to achieve the same goal, keeping in mind that intradermal skin testing is the gold standard in diagnosing environmental allergies. 

Behavioral Medicine
We all want the best possible relationship with our pets, but sometimes our cats and dogs exhibit behaviors that make some aspect of sharing our homes a challenge. They may become destructive when we’re away, urinate or defecate in the wrong place, or react negatively when a new dog or person approaches. They may “freak out” at loud noises or hate the car more than anything. Some of these problems have a medical basis, or at least are exacerbated by medical issues. Some have more to do with temperament, missed opportunities to socialize as puppies (not uncommon with our rescue pets), and some are a complete mystery. Addressing these issues can be challenging, but there are often things we can do to help our pets conquer anxiety and accept the unfamiliar things in the world around them. Once we’ve sorted out what’s physical with lab work and possibly imaging, we move on to the balance between behavior modification/training, environmental enrichment and medical intervention. In many cases, we can achieve our goals without pharmaceuticals. However, some of our patients benefit from anti-anxiety medications that help them get past their fears and actually learn new acceptable behaviors or appreciate the changes that make their surroundings more interesting. Since behavioral issues can be complicated, we gladly partner with local dog trainers who use positive methods to help address these issues at home. We also have access to veterinarians who specialize in veterinary behavior. Changing our pet’s personalities is nearly impossible, but we strive to find that “sweet spot” where you know what accommodations will help your pet most, and they return the favor by making our lives richer.
In-House Pharmacy
When you take home medications from our in-house pharmacy, you can be sure your drug was purchased directly from the manufacturer or reputable distributor, it’s been stored at the appropriate temperature, and has been handled with care. We carry most of the medications needed for the conditions we diagnose as well as a selection of effective preventatives for external parasites, intestinal parasites and heartworm disease.

Many preventative medications bring with them a guarantee from the manufacturer that the medication will do what it claims. These guarantees are honored when the medication is purchased from a licensed veterinarian. Though we will provide prescriptions to outside sources upon request, we can only take advantage of these programs for you if the product was purchased from our practice or our online store.

If you need a medication that we don’t have on our shelves, we can help you order it from our online store. The product comes directly from our distributor or the manufacturer and is shipped to your home. This is a great option when you choose anti-parasite drugs or therapeutic diets that we don’t routinely stock on our shelves.

If your patient requires a specific size or formulation of a medication, we can work with one of a handful of compounding pharmacies. Administering medications to some pets is challenging, so we strive to find a formulation that will work for both of you.

Laboratory
Bay East Animal Hospital is equipped with an in-house laboratory consisting of the Idexx Line of diagnostic equipment. We are capable of performing complete blood counts, which consists of red blood cell, white blood cell, and platelet quantitative analysis. We also perform diagnostic serum chemistry panels, which allow us to assess organ function such as kidney, liver, and pancreas. It also allows for assessment of certain mineral levels as well as to determine blood glucose (diabetes screening), electrolyte assessment, venous blood gas analysis, and coagulation (clotting) panels. We are also able to run a complete urinalysis, including cytology (microscopic evaluation).

Bay East also performs a manual, differential blood count (via blood smear microscopy) on each CBC. Fecal analysis can be performed using either or all of: Fecal Floatation (using centrifugation, which has the best success rate) to look for parasite eggs, Direct Smear to look for parasites that may not be seen in a Fecal Float, and Fecal Cytology to look for bacterial overgrowth and unicellular parasites.

Those tests that cannot be performed in-house are referred to our off-site partners such as Marshfield Laboratories, Greer Laboratories, or The Wisconsin State Diagnostic Laboratory, to name a few.

Pain Management
The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient – from medical issues that affect physical functioning, to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among our primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition.

From routine procedures (such as a spays or dental cleanings), to more advanced medical treatments (such as bone surgeries or cancer treatments), to chronically painful conditions (such as arthritis or back pain), we are dedicated to providing safe and effective pain management to every patient. We will also help you recognize signs of pain in your pet so that we can modify his or her pain management plan when necessary.

Recognizing and alleviating pain in our patients is at the very heart of quality, compassionate patient care. We don’t take pain management for granted and will employ all our skills to help ensure your pet’s comfort, well-being, and full recovery.

Radiology
Bay East Animal Hospital is equipped with both Full Body and Dental Radiology (X-Ray) capabilities. Survey Radiographs as well as contrast studies can be performed. We are also qualified to perform OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) radiographic exams if requested.
Parasite prevention
There was a time when parasites like fleas, ticks, and roundworms were considered mostly a nuisance. Now, however, we know that parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. For example, ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease, and fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Another type of parasite, called a heartworm, is transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s lungs and heart, causing damage to these organs, and sometimes even death. Intestinal parasites, like roundworms and hookworms, also threaten pets and are even transmissible to humans.

You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause diarrhea and other problems, but many infected pets don’t show any signs of illness at all.

Fortunately, we can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Our expert staff can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family.

Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. Let our knowledgeable staff provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We can recommend a schedule for parasite testing, discuss what signs of parasites you can look for at home, review ways to control parasites in and around your home, discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites, and recommend ways to control and prevent parasites in the future.

Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity. Let us help you protect your pet. Call today to find out how!

Puppy & Kitten Care
Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to us – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot!

Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure that your new pet is in good health.

Do you have questions about nutrition, training, vaccinations, grooming, parasite protection, or overall health? What about tips for introducing your new pet to other pets and family members? Even if you are a very experienced pet owner and have had puppies or kittens before, each pet is unique and offers an opportunity to learn something new! We welcome your questions and look forward to addressing any concerns you may have. The more educated you are about your pet, the better you will be able to care for him or her, so we strive to offer you all the support you need.

Puppy and kitten wellness visits also present an opportunity to discuss your new pet’s recommended vaccine schedule and the best plan for parasite testing, treatment, and prevention. Our doctors and other staff members are well-educated about veterinary vaccines and parasite control, and our goal is to give you the best advice for your puppy or kitten. We will review your pet’s vaccine and deworming schedule and discuss the best way to continue, so don’t forget to bring any records that you have received.

We will work hard to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your puppy’s or kitten’s health care. Puppy and kitten visits are an excellent way to get your new pet started on the road to a happy and healthy life. Let’s take these important first steps together.

Specialty REferrals
On occasion, it may be necessary to refer your animal to a Specialist. A Specialist is a Veterinarian who has completed additional schooling after veterinary college. This additional 4-6 years of school is followed by a grueling 1-2 day Board Certification examination. Passing this examination earns a Veterinarian the right to be called a Specialist. Bay East uses Specialists for referral in the following fields: Ophthalmology (eyes), Internal Medicine, Cardiology (heart), Neurology (nerves), Radiology/Ultrasound, Surgery, Dermatology, behavior, exotic pet medicine, emergency, and critical care. These specialists work with us in providing optimal care for your pet.
Vaccinations
We firmly believe that preventative medicine is the best medicine. Therefore, we recommend vaccinating your pet against infectious diseases. We use technologically advanced vaccines, in accordance with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). We only vaccinate for appropriate conditions based on the pet’s age, environment, exposure to disease and previous response to the vaccine. We do not believe in over vaccinating, and tailor our protocol to fit the particular needs of the individual patient.

All of our vaccines are direct from the manufacture and are fully warranted. We encourage you to ask the veterinarian should you have any questions or concerns regarding a particular vaccine or vaccine protocol.

Anesthesia
Many pet owners are terrified by the thought of their pet undergoing anesthesia. In some cases, this fear and uncertainty can prevent pets from receiving the medical care they need and deserve. Rest assured that your pet will receive safe, comprehensive, advanced anesthesia care from our staff of caring professionals. From major and minor surgeries to diagnostic procedures, we can meet your pet’s anesthetic needs.

There is nothing more important to us than your pet’s safety, so we perform a variety of pre-anesthetic tests to carefully screen patients and tailor our anesthetic protocol specifically for your pet. Our trained staff and doctors monitor your pet before, during, and after anesthesia to help ensure the best possible outcome. We also take time to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about the medications, monitoring and care your pet will receive. When you trust our dedicated health care professionals to manage your pet’s anesthetic care, you can rest assured that safety, efficacy, and comfort are always foremost in our minds.

Dentistry
We provide education and instruction on pet oral hygiene. From brushing, oral rinsing, therapeutic dental chews to fluoride or Oravet Application and full dental prophylactic cleanings (under anesthesia), Bay East can assist with your pet’s oral care. Oral radiology is also available and can assist in cases where oral surgery, including tooth extractions, is indicated. For advanced Endodontic and Orthodontic procedures, we refer cases to Dr. Dale Kressin in Omro, Wisconsin.
Hospice & Euthanasia

Terminal Illness Counseling/Treatment
If your pet had been diagnosed with a terminal disease, we will provide you with all options available for treatment and work to help you through this difficult time. Our goal is to keep your pet as comfortable as possible, while keeping you informed on what to expect.

Pet Hospice Referral
When a pet is diagnosed with a terminal illness, maximizing their quality of life is our primary goal. We can provide a referral to the Healing Hearts Pet Hospice, helping families care for their pets within the comfort of their own home and minimizing hospital visits. This program is dedicated to providing complete end of life care.

Euthanasia
As members of the veterinary profession, we are in a unique position to provide euthanasia at times when our animal friends are in distress. This is not something that we take lightly. We will work closely with you to help you determine (if you choose so) when it is time to make this decision. We will make this process as comfortable for you and your pet as possible and are always open to special requests. Should you wish to say goodbye within the comfort of your home, special arrangements can be made.

Nutritional Counseling
Disease, illness, and other conditions are not always treated or managed using only medications. Diet plays an important role in the total well being of the pet. Whether dealing with the basic nutritional needs of growing puppies and kittens to the orthopedic needs of a senior dog and cat, the doctors and staff of Bay East Animal Hospital are here to help. Counseling is available for dogs and cats dealing with obesity, allergies, lameness, and Diabetes. There are also special foods for kidney, liver, gastro-intestinal and cancer issues. There are diets that can aid in the treatment and management of these problems, so please ask your Veterinarian if a special food would be beneficial for your pet.
Ultrasound
Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful for veterinary patients. One of these advances, diagnostic ultrasound, has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.

Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.

An ultrasound machine generates ultrasound waves. The machine is connected to a small probe that is held gently against your pet’s skin. The probe sends out painless ultrasound waves that bounce off of structures (for example, organs) in your pet’s body and return to a sensor inside the ultrasound machine. The ultrasound equipment collects these reflected “echoes” and uses them to generate images that are viewable on a screen. Ultrasound waves can generate excellent images of abdominal organs, including the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys. It is also useful for assessing fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals, and it can help us diagnose and stage (determine the severity of) some forms of cancer.

Because ultrasound images are produced in real-time, this technology can be used to evaluate the heart as it beats. This can help us detect abnormalities in the motion of heart valves, blood flow through the heart, and contractions of the heart muscle. It can also be used to assess the heart for defects. As we strive to provide our patients with the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer ultrasound as one of our diagnostic capabilities.

Laser Therapy
Here at Bay East Animal Hospital, we use a “cold” or non-cutting therapy laser. By applying the light emitted by the laser, we help speed the healing process for your pet, as well as decrease pain and inflammation, help joint motility, and decrease edema. There are many applications for therapy lasers and any Bay East Animal Hospital staff member would be happy to discuss the lasers use in regards to your pet’s needs, so please to not hesitate to ask.
Microchipping
Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!

Young puppies and kittens can receive microchips, but even if your pet is already an adult, you should consider microchipping. Even indoor pets can get outside accidentally and get lost, so if you’re relying on other forms of identification, you could be placing your pet at risk. Microchipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet’s return if the unthinkable happens.

Senior Pet Care
As pets age, pet owners are confronted by many conditions that they have never run into before. Changes in behavior, appetite, vision, hearing, hair coat and mobility are not uncommon. Increased susceptibility to disease and injury are not uncommon. Differentiating between normal aging changes and disease-related conditions can often be difficult. As pets age faster than humans, on average 5-7 years for each human year, we recommend senior physical exams every six months (which is every 2 ½ to 3 ½ years for your pet) along with annual senior blood examinations and urinalysis to help us in the early detection of many senior pet related diseases. Please do not hesitate to ask about any changes that you may be noting in your pet as he or she gets older.
Surgery
Bay East Animal Hospital is outfitted with a fully equipped, AAHA certified, sterile surgical suite for performing either soft tissue or orthopedic surgical procedures on dogs and cats. Our surgeries are performed using Isoflurane, a gas anesthetic, and our patients heart rate and rhythm, respiratory rate, blood pressure, body temperature and oxygen saturation of the blood are monitored be a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) during the procedure. Surgeries that need special equipment or an advanced skill level will be referred to the Board Certified surgeons at either the Fox Valley Referral Center in Appleton or UW-SVM in Madison.
Wellness Exams
Whether it’s a new pet visit, an appointment for a health certificate for travel, a well pet checkup or a visit due to an illness you can be assured that your pet will receive a complete comprehensive physical examination. During the exam the doctor will evaluate your pet’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth (teeth, gums, and tongue), heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, rectal and urogenital systems. You will also receive a complete report card of your pet’s exam results from the doctor. The physical exam is an integral part of a complete health review of your pet and may reveal the need for further diagnostic testing and evaluation. This will be reviewed with you by the doctor at the time of your pet’s visit.

Caring for the pets of Green Bay, WI and beyond.

Bay East Animal Hospital has been providing excellent veterinary care to the greater Green Bay area since 1973.

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