Specialist Referrals/Consultations

Prior to Specialist Referrals/Consultations

Striving to provide thorough and comprehensive care in the comfort of our pet patients’ homes, Capital Home Veterinary Care’s mobile clinic is fully equipped with a small, fully functional surgical suite from which our experienced veterinarians can perform a variety of minor surgeries on-site. Capital Home Veterinary Care also provides pets with non-invasive, anesthesia-free cryotherapy surgical technique. Cryosurgery for pets is a safe treatment alternative to traditional surgery of the skin. This makes it a good option for tumors, cysts, skin tags, and other skin disorders, including some forms of cancer. Because the technique freezes the offending tissue, there is very little discomfort during or after the procedure.

Some of the benefits include not having to be anesthetized which is a very large benefit for elderly or sensitive pets. In addition, small skin tumors (including of the eyelids) can bother your pet when they see and feel them and often times if left untreated, they can go on to be a malignancy if not removed. Removal when the tumor or cyst is small via cryosurgery can prevent major complications including rupture or infection, if left untreated.

Many pets that are not good candidates for traditional surgery, do exceptionally well with cryosurgery. Even young, healthy cats and dogs that have skin tags or cysts that need to be removed can benefit from this procedure as it is less invasive and requires less recovery time than traditional surgical procedures.

In addition to being less painful and in many cases safer than traditional surgery for your dog or cat, it also has some cost benefits for you! Prices for cryosurgery are often less than that of a regular surgical procedure, making this a win-win for both you and your pet!

Specialist & Referral Consultations

Capital Home Veterinary Care is proud to have excellent relationships with the specialists in the Richmond area. Veterinary specialists must complete advanced schooling, training, internships, and a rigorous residency program after acquiring their veterinary degree, in addition to being scientifically published and also passing several exams. Specialists work in focused field of medicine and patients are referred to them after being seen by their primary care veterinarian. Having a concentrated field allows specialists to assist veterinarians with especially challenging or perplexing medical cases.

With their additional knowledge, specialists are often asked to examine a patient’s medical records (clinical symptoms, history, lab tests, or diagnostic imaging) to help determine a diagnosis or proper treatment plan. Veterinary specialists might also be called upon to offer a second opinion, perform complex diagnostic testing, or specialized treatments.

If we determine that your pet requires a level of specialty, we will coordinate your pet’s referral to veterinary specialists in cardiology, dermatology, or other fields. We have long term relationships with these specialized practitioners and confidence with the referrals practices we work with.

Animal Medical Center

1403 Anderson Hwy,
Powhatan, VA 23139

Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates

5918 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Veterinary Dermatology of Richmond

5918 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Animal Eye Care of Richmond

2861 Huguenot Springs Rd,
Midlothian, VA 23113

CVCA Richmond – Cardiac Care for Pets

5918 W Broad St,
Richmond, VA 23230
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