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The New England Animal Medical Center is a modern facility with over 14,000 square feet of space that has been designed to maximize our ability to care for our patients while providing our team with all of the tools, space, and technology necessary to practice high-quality veterinary medicine in a teaching and learning environment. NEAMC has a staff of over 80 dedicated veterinarians, technicians, laboratory technicians, receptionists and other hospital personnel.
Our team works together for the common goal of providing pets and their owners with the very best possible care that modern veterinary medicine has to offer.
The ICU is fully equipped with blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, EKG monitors, oxygen therapy, a blood gas analyzer, blood typing, coagulation monitoring, and a mechanical ventilator. An in-house laboratory allows for rapid test results. Additionally, there is a blood bank on site.
We are prepared to handle patients with a variety of disorders ranging from allergic reactions to life-threatening diseases. We also have a trained, highly skilled group of technicians that work alongside the doctors in our ICU.
Digital radiographs (x-rays) have proven to be a significant improvement over the older “film” systems. The images can be enhanced to provide maximum detail for each organ or tissue and allow your veterinarian to “see” more detail than was possible with conventional radiographs. Emergency conditions such as gastric torsions, abdominal fluid from ruptured organs, or fractured ribs can be quickly and accurately diagnosed with digital radiographs. Many subtle but important lesions can be seen with digital radiographs that would have been missed with “film”.
Because the images are digital they can be sent to distant sites for consultation. Radiologists and surgeons, for example, can provide expert opinion on any digital radiograph in our system. We work as a team to provide the best care possible for your special pet.
Digital radiographs allow us to be “green” since there are no developing chemicals utilized and no silver-impregnated film needed. The electronic images can be stored indefinitely and can be retrieved at the touch of a button. The original image is always available in a non-enhanced format. Older images can be compared directly on a medical-grade monitor along with newer images to note changes over time.
One of our staff veterinarians summed it up best when he said “I could never go back to conventional x-rays after working with digital images”.
Our on-site laboratory plays an important role in our ability to get your pet on the road to health quickly. Laboratory tests are a vital part of diagnosing and treating many medical conditions. At the New England Animal Medical Center, we utilize a combination of tests that are run in-house, as well as tests that are run in reference laboratories. When results are needed on a “stat” basis, meaning we need to know right now, results are available quickly using our state-of-the-art laboratory analyzers.
A veterinary reference lab is used for tests that are either unusual or that do not require immediate results. Our reference laboratory employs veterinary pathologists that are available to review test results and offer additional diagnostic information. Our goal is to achieve the optimum diagnostic information whenever we utilize laboratory tests.
Our laboratory also has the capability of performing additional services, such as blood typing, coagulation (clotting) tests, fecal exams for parasites, heartworm tests, and many other essential diagnostic tests. We make every effort to provide your pet with the very best diagnostic veterinary services available in a timely and useful manner.
The New England Animal Medical Center maintains an extensive drug inventory to meet the needs of our modern veterinary facility. Many of the medications that we provide are used to treat in-hospital patients, including oral medicines and injections. We maintain a supply of commonly prescribed veterinary medications, including antibiotics, analgesics (pain relievers), anti-inflammatory drugs, and poison antidotes.
NEAMC also stocks a supply of medications that are useful in treating pets that are not commonly found at human pharmacies. These medications include heartworm preventative medications, flea, and tick control products.
Most of the medications that your pet will need are available at our on-site pharmacy. We can also write prescriptions when medication might be available at a human pharmacy.
We feel that it is important to advise our clients about mail-order pharmacies, many of which advertise that you can “save money” by purchasing your pet medications directly from their catalogs. However, we have discovered that our rate for heartworm medications, to use a commonly used medication as an example, is very competitive with these outlet services. (Someone has to pay for all that TV advertising!)
Since the drug manufacturers only sell to licensed veterinarians, it only makes sense to ask where these drugs come from that are sold by these companies. In some cases, the medications are manufactured overseas, which means they are not subject to U.S. government inspection. In other cases, the drugs are outdated and were sold to these companies illegally by veterinarians. In any event, the manufacturer will only honor the drug warranty if the prescription is purchased by a licensed veterinarian. Buyer Beware!
The New England Animal Medical Center also maintains an extensive library of veterinary medical books and journals that are available to our staff. We also maintain an account with the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), an Internet-based connection to all of the latest veterinary journals and libraries worldwide.
Our on-site library contains books and journals on conventional pets, such as dogs and cats, as well as less common pets, including rabbits and ferrets. We also have a wide variety of medical information available to us on exotic pets, such as turtles, snakes, and iguanas. We constantly update our library to ensure that our staff has access to all of the latest veterinary health information.