Dr. Chaney has gained years of experience working on exotics since being in private practice. She works on birds, ferrets, pocket pets and reptiles.
Dr. Chaney also has a special interest in dentistry. She has spent many hours at continuing education learning special techniques such as surgical extractions, gingival flaps, nerve blocks, root planing, periodontal treatments, and bonding/sealing of enamel defects. We have a digital dental radiology unit and we strive to provide excellent general dentistry.
Over 70% of our pets have dental disease. This can be painful for your pets, cause bad breath, and can be detrimental to your pets overall health. The plaque and calculus on your pets teeth is the result of bacteria adhering and building up above & below the gum line. This bacteria is known to spead through the bloodstream to the heart, kineys, liver, etc. Over 60% of dental disease is hidden beneath the gum line. This is the reason why we encourage full mouth dental xrays on all patients having dental work.
Prior to any dental work at our hospital, your pet will have a complete physical examination. We recommend full bloodwork prior to general anesthesia. If any preexisting heart conditions are detected we offer a pre-operative ECG called Cardiopet. This service transmits an ECG over the internet to a board certified cardiologist. This is done to help reduce all risks during anesthesia.
General anesthesia is needed in order to perform a complete dental cleaning. Our pets simply will not hold still while cleaning, probing and polishing each tooth. We use an IV catheter during anesthesia to deliver IV fluids and antibiotics. Digital dental xrays are utilized to quickly determine the health of each tooth.
Your pets mouth will undergo a complete and thorough dental examination and cleaning. Each tooth is charted and probed for periodontal pockets. We use an ultrasonic scaler along with hand scaling to clean above and below the gumline. Without subgingival scaling, you are not treating periodontal disease or gingivitis. We polish all surfaces of the teeth and apply a fluoride treatment.
Dr. Haebler has always enjoyed working up cases in internal medicine. Over the last 5 years Dr. Haebler has learned corrective surgery for torn cranial (anterior) cruciate ligaments. Cranial cruciate ligament tears are a very common injury seen in the stifle (knee) joints of dogs. The stifle is a very complex hinge joint. The ligaments of the stifle are very "crucial" to joint stability. The cranial cruciate ligament helps prevent hyperextension and abnormal rotation of the stifle.There are many surgical techniques used to correct the instability in the stifle from rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament. Techniques used are usually dependent upon the veterinarians skill and preference, along with the technique best suited for the patient. If your pet is limping, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Haebler for an exam and a consultation.