Here at The Stock Doc, we are pleased to have a large amount of veterinary services available for our patients. We are proud to be able to serve Riverton and our surrounding communities to give your pet the best care that they deserve!
Our staff at The Stock Doc is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Baer Testing
- Laser Therapy
- In-House Laboratory
- Digital Radiography
- Preventive Medicine
- Emergency & Critical Care
- Equine Lameness
- Equine Neonatal Care
- Cardiac Screening
- Anesthesia & Monitoring
- Soft Tissue & Orthopedic Surgeries
- Behavioral Consultation
- Blood Donor Program
Veterinary acupuncture is a procedure that has been used for thousands of years. Acupuncture can assist the body in healing itself by affecting physiological changes. For example, acupuncture can stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasms, and cause the release of hormones (endorphins – pain control chemicals, cortisol – the body’s natural steroids).
For small animals, the insertion of acupuncture needles is virtually painless. The larger needles needed for large animals may cause some pain as the needle passes through the skin, but once the needles are in place, no pain should be felt.
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) evaluation is a non-invasive hearing test that can confirm the existence of congenital or acquired hearing loss. This specialized test for dogs and cats takes approximately 10-15 minutes and tests each ear individually. BAER testing can be performed after 7 weeks of age and is the only accepted method of diagnosing hearing loss in pets. We can also use this test to certify your animals with OFA.
The BAER test is done by using a specialized computer that is connected to multiple electrodes placed, painlessly, under the skin at specific points on your pet’s head. Once the electrodes are in place, we will place a foam earphone in each ear that will generate a sound between 70 and 105 decibels. Any activity in the hearing pathways will be transmitted to the computer and will show as waveforms on a graph. Peaks in the waveform represent activity in the cochlea and other auditory pathways, while a flat waveform represents inactivity (deafness).
Laser therapy has a broad range of uses in veterinary medicine, from expanding surgical options, to promoting wound and tissue healing, to enhancing physical therapy results. Laser therapy can also treat a variety of injuries, wounds, neurological conditions, and help with pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury or simply aging, the laser has been shown to provide relief and speed up healing!
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure that uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pet. Ultrasound machines do not produce the same harmful radiation that x-rays do, and they are wonderful tools in helping diagnose your pet’s problems!
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that utilizes a flexible tool called an endoscope. This tool is a highly specialized tool that allows veterinarians to see inside your pet’s body in a minimally invasive way. Endoscopy allows veterinarians to provide better and earlier diagnoses.
Just as your physician will check your vital signs, weight, and other conditions when you visit them, your veterinarian will also want to check vital signs and obtain basic medical information about your pet. In addition to checking your pet’s weight, eyes, ears, mouth, and teeth, we also perform various other tests in-house. We can run tests on stool and urine samples, as well as, blood with results in as little as 10 minutes! We have a wide range of diagnostic capabilities which we are more than happy to discuss with you.
Here at The Stock Doc, we are excited about digital radiography and how we can use it to help your pets! We use digital radiographs to see what is going on inside your pet, without surgery, when they are not feeling well.
Preventative care is focusing on measures that keep your pet from developing disease before it becomes irreversible. This involves regular visits to your veterinarian who can look closely at your pet and see signs of impending problems. Oftentimes, we can find disease processes before you are aware of them and before they are well-established, making your pet more comfortable, extending their life, and saving your pocketbook from expensive treatments.
Some examples of preventative care include diagnosing dental disease, finding abdominal tumors, making sure your pet is not carrying around excess weight, and many other things that can sneak up and cause problems. At The Stock Doc we strongly believe that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Emergency & Critical Care
Emergencies, accidents, and illnesses are unfortunate facts of life, but how many of us plan for the unthinkable before it happens? What would you do if your pet were suddenly sick or injured?Do you have a plan? Do you know where to go for help if your pet needs critical care or must be hospitalized? We understand how upsetting it is when your pet is sick or injured. We also know that when your pet is hospitalized and needs critical care services, you want the very best level of care possible.The Stock Doc is the only clinic in Riverton that offers 24/7, 365 day emergency services. Our expert health care team is only a call away!
We provide diagnostic and therapeutic treatment in equine lameness. Some of these services include: high tech imaging, digital radiography, ultrasonography, acupuncture, laser treatments, pharmaceutical control, nutraceutical control, and joint injections.
We also offer referral to board certified veterinarians specializing in equine lameness and surgery, as well as, to local farriers and chiropractors who can provide services at our facilities.
Equine Neonatal Care
During the most critical time in an animal’s life, when they are babies, our veterinarians and highly trained staff are here to provide the best care for the most sensitive and complicated neonatal cases in our facility. We provide superior emergency foal care and livestock medicine. We also offer referral to board certified specialists for those patients who need care that we are unable to provide here at The Stock Doc.
Our facilities are equipped with indoor ICU areas, oxygen support, IV fluid administration, and video camera monitoring to ensure mom and baby can bond while appropriate care and monitoring are taking place.
We provide routine and advanced reproductive care to our patients. Our services for our many species of patients include: timing management for appropriate breeding times, artificial insemination, staging for bovine and ovine delivery dates, ultrasound assessment of embryo(s), and advanced care for the neonate and pregnant dam.
We also offer mare and stallion breeding packages with extensive services. For mares, we provide the following services: diagnostic work-ups for infertility, artificial insemination with cooled and frozen semen, ultrasonographic pregnancy diagnosis, twin reduction, pregnant mare care, obstetrics, management of dystocia (difficulty foaling), and foaling management. For stallions, we provide: fertility evaluation, investigation of infertility, stallion breeding management, semen collection and evaluation, and preparation/shipment of cooled semen.
Our veterinarians also provide critical patient care and anesthesia for foals and work in close collaboration with board certified veterinarians who specialize in equine surgery and neonatology.
The EKG (electrocardiogram) is a non-invasive test that records the electrical activity in a dog’s heart and does not require sedation or anesthesia. It is a test performed by attaching small contact electrodes to the limbs and chest. Our skilled staff at The Stock Doc uses these tests to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms, heart enlargement, or drug effects on the heart. The EKG can be used with a stethoscope exam, chest x-ray, echocardiogram, and ultrasound.
Anesthesia & Monitoring
The ability to trust your veterinarians is important, especially when pets need anesthesia drugs to ensure they do not feel pain during procedures. Anesthesia is necessary but can pose health risks, which is why the utilization of monitoring equipment is so important. Monitoring equipment tracks your pet’s vital signs – temperature, pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure – and alerts our dedicated staff of any changes in the patient’s condition. If a trend toward trouble is noted by the anesthesia technician, steps are immediately taken to correct the situation. We are the only veterinary clinic in Riverton that utilizes monitoring systems while your pet is under anesthesia!
Soft Tissue & Orthopedic Surgeries
Here at The Stock Doc, we are proud to offer soft tissue surgeries. We do routine surgeries like spays, neuters, and lump removals as well as complicated splenectomies and enterotomies.
We know surgery is stressful for both you and your pets so we make sure to explain the entire process before the procedure begins. We want you to feel comfortable about our plans and know that we will always take the very best care of your pets ensuring that they can recover as quickly as possible!
Good oral health is more than just a pretty smile. Poor dental hygiene can put both your pet’s health and your pocketbook at risk. “Dog breath” can be a sign of untreated dental conditions like gingivitis or an abscessed tooth. Most pet dental disease occurs below the gums, where you can’t see it and your pets cannot always tell you if something hurts! Because of that, your pet should have a dental exam at least once a year. Routine cleanings can help prevent periodontal disease and save you money in the long run! More importantly, a complete oral examination can detect hidden health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can damage internal organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys. The Stock Doc performs full mouth dental x-rays, advanced dental procedures, and extractions!
Blood Donor Program
The Stock Doc maintains a community-based blood donor program for both dogs and cats. The pets that donate to this program, and their owners, are amazing and their efforts have saved countless lives. The purpose of the blood donor program is to provide blood and blood products for use in our canine and feline patients.
How can your dog become a blood donor? They must be between 1 and 10 years old; they must be in good health based on a physical exam by our veterinarians; they must weigh at least 60 pounds to donate a full unit; they cannot have had previous blood transfusions; they cannot be receiving any medication other than heartworm preventative; and the female donors must be spayed and never been pregnant.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of a significant percentage of Doberman Pinchers have some form of von Willebrand’s Disease, they are not acceptable donors.
How can your cat become a blood donor? They must be healthy mixed breed indoor only cats that are over 10 pounds; they must be between 1 and 10 years old; all cats in the household must be negative for Mycoplasma hemofelis, feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus; they cannot have had previous blood transfusions; they cannot be receiving any medication other than heartworm preventative; and the female donors must be spayed and never been pregnant.
The Stock Doc will incur the cost of blood typing, the cost of the first complete bloodwork panel, the cost of the first exam, and will give the client a $100 credit on their account when their pet donates blood. Plus, your pet will receive a Blood Donor Hero bandanna when they donate!
To remain on the donor list, our clients must: purchase a complete deworming and heartworm preventative medication from the clinic or our online pharmacy to be given monthly; bring their pet(s) in for annual preventative exams; have annual bloodwork run; and keep their pet(s) up to date on all their vaccinations.
We utilize our blood donors when we have a pet in need due to cardiac insufficiency, chronic anemia, hemorrhagic shock, or liver disease, to name a few instances.
This program does involve inconvenient call times and a mild sedative for the donor but is very rewarding for pet owners who share in the victory of saving a life.