Dermatology (Skin Care)

close up brown dog scratching its ear on siting position
Is your pet keeping you up at night itching, scratching, licking, or flopping their ears? If this sounds like how you spent your last evening, your pet may be suffering from dermatologic issues. You would not be alone as skin issues are very common in cats and dogs and can bother them just as much as their human. Just like humans, animals also suffer from many different types of allergies (especially in the southeast). Our in house laboratory enables us to make a quick diagnosis and therefore provide relief to your pet through a variety of medications, ointments, shampoos, etc.


Beautiful tabby cat sitting next to a food bowl,
Imagine what your pet would pick if they could choose their own diet? Thank goodness they have smart, caring pet parents like you to make sure that all of their nutritional needs are met. Only issue- those tricky pet food labels that leave you with more questions than answers. These days, everyone has an opinion on nutrition and the information can get very confusing. Our team is here to sort through the cobwebs of nutrition and help provide a clear guidance as to the needs and requirements of your individual pet. We will also help educate you on the appropriate weight of your pet and how you can best achieve or maintain this weight. As we know, obesity and malnutrition can both lead to many serious diseases in our pets. Lets work together to help prevent disease before it starts.


Beauty Golden retriever dog in the park
Is your pet acting out in the home- being destructive, having accidents in the house, vocalizing? Or are they petrified at life- separation anxiety, fear of thunderstorms/fireworks, fear of the vet??? Behavioral issues can be hair-pulling events and can even make you consider re-homing a family member. We understand this heartache and are here to help. Our team is equipped to recognize many different types of animal behavior and provide guidance and steps to help you and your four legged friend overcome these issues. Our on-site trainer is a great additional resource that can assist in many of these situations.


Closeup of tabby cat face.
At Page Point Animal Hospital, we are constantly challenging ourselves to learn new and advanced surgical techniques. We realize that having your pet undergo surgery can be very intimidating and scary. We will do our best to communicate with you every step of the way so that you feel comfortable while your pet is under our care. You will meet with the surgical team prior to the procedure and we will educate you on the process and what to expect. Pre-screening blood work will be performed to rule out any underlying concerns in your pet's health. Your pet will receive intravenous fluids and anesthesia with monitoring of their heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG, etc, just as if you were to undergo anesthesia. After the procedure has been performed, the team will thoroughly review the post surgical instructions and pain management plan with you.
Ever tried to restrict your pup's exercise for 7-10 days with a "cone of shame" after a spay? If the answer is "yes" then we can only assume how fun that stretch of time was for the both of you. Imagine if your dog could run and play the next day! With laparoscopy, they can. We are able to perform a spay with three tiny holes, each about the size of a pencil tip. This technique results in less time under anesthesia, decreased blood loss, quicker recovery time, and a lot less pain for your pet. We can also utilize this technology for other procedures like prophylactic gastropexy, cryptorchid neuter, biopsy (intestinal, liver), exploratory, removal of the spleen/gallbladder, cystotomy cystoscopy, etc.
Soft Tissue
We are confident and skilled to perform a multitude of soft tissue procedures both routine and non-routine. Some of the more common procedures include routine spay and neuter, tumor removal, gastrointestinal procedures (foreign body, GDV), wound repair, ear flushing, eye-lid surgery
Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery
  • Soft palate resection: Common in brachycephalic breeds that have difficulties with breathing. Most pets exhibit snorting, snoring, gasping, coughing, gagging, excess gas formation, regurgitation and sometimes vomiting. The laparoscope provides a less invasive solution for this condition.
  • Stenotic Nares Surgery/Rhinoplasty: Opening up the nares to allow for the animal to take in more air through the nose. Typical in brachycephalic breeds, chihuahuas, terriers and any other animal with restricted air flow through the nostril. Often done in combination with soft palate resection.
  • Skin Fold Reduction: Decreasing the skin folds of the face or body that cause an increase in incidence of skin infections. Common breeds include Chow Chows, Sharpeis, Pugs, Boston Terriers, Bulldogs.
  • Eyelift: Procedure performed to fix entropion (rolling in of the eyelids) or ectropion (rolling out of the eye lids). Common in Chow Chows, Sharpeis, Bloodhounds, Great Danes

Dental Care and Oral Surgery

Beautiful dog Rottweiler on a black background close-up
Did you know that the most common medical condition in adult dogs and cats is dental disease? Did you also know that it is entirely preventable? By three years of age, majority of dogs and cats have some evidence of dental disease (periodontal disease). The most difficult part of this disease is that it can be a completely silent process, except for the unfortunate breath of course.
We pay particularly close attention to your pet's oral health and it starts from the minute you and your pet walk into the exam room. We will perform a complete oral assessment and make recommendations based on this exam. Whether it's recommending at-home dental care, performing a prophylactic dental cleaning, or in some cases, performing oral surgery to extract a tooth, we have you covered. Our digital dental radiography helps us visualize beneath the gum line revealing any problem areas that could be causing your pet pain. We feel that education and communication are the pillars to success. **** For this reason, we will be sure to take time educating you after any dental procedure and help teach ways to maintain your pet's oral health.

Pain Management

Old Boxer Dog
We don't want your pet to hurt any more than you do. And for that reason, we believe strongly in managing pain through many different modalities. We will educate and guide you to select the best form of pain management for you, your pet, and their condition. We offer both holistic and pharmaceutical treatment options for pain that include but are not limited to supplements, diet, cold laser therapy, and of course, medications. Because after all, we love our pets too much to let them experience a minute of pain.

Hospice and End of Life Care

Silhouette of a white berger shepherd dog. Dog sits and looks at beautiful golden sunset (sunrise) near the ocean
Whether your pet is suffering from a terminal illness or advancing age, we are here to walk with you through different options of hospice, palliative care, or euthanasia. Often times the most important conversation to have about your pet are the most difficult. We are here to help facilitate that discussion.
Lean on Page Point to provide you with the steps and tools to help navigate this difficult portion of your pet's life.
We will guide you through every step of the way, ensuring that your family member does not experience any pain while educating you about the processes that are occurring in their body. Being prepared and equipped with knowledge will make this time much less stressful so you can enjoy the final stages with peace.