Advanced Diagnostics and Specialty Services

NOAH strives to stay on the leading edge of advances in veterinary medicine and is always looking for innovative ways to enhance the quality of care we provide. Our doctors and staff regularly attend Continuing Education Conferences and seminars to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date.

Advanced Diagnostics

When your pet is sick, they can’t speak to tell us what’s wrong. That’s why NOAH offers comprehensive diagnostics to ensure we get to the bottom of what’s going on and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan, including:

  • Reliable and professional laboratory testing (blood, urine and feces) through our partner IDEXX

  • In-house Digital X-Rays

  • Ultrasound and Endoscopy

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)

  • Blood Pressure Testing

Specialty Services

Below are some of the specialty services that NOAH offers.

House Calls

NOAH is a licensed house call provider! If it’s a challenge for you and your pet to get to us or if everyone just feels more comfortable at home, our veterinarian and RVT will come to you. Please call (link to contact us) to schedule a house call appointment or for more information.

In-House Pharmacy

We maintain a fully-stocked in-house pharmacy for your convenience, and our veterinarians personally supervise your pet’s prescription medication refills. Click here (link to info@oakvilleanimalhospital.com) to request a prescription refill. Please note, to ensure your pet’s safety and well-being (and comply with the legal requirements that govern the veterinary profession in Ontario), one of our veterinarians must have physically examined your pet within the last 12 months in order to refill a prescription.

Therapeutic Laser

NOAH offers Therapeutic Laser treatment for:

  • Faster healing post-surgery

  • Wound and fracture management

  • Pain relief

  • Arthritis

  • Ear infections

The first question clients usually ask about Therapeutic Laser Treatment is how and why does it work? Laser Therapy increases circulation, which reduces pain and inflammation. It reduces pain by stimulating an endorphin release and excites the energy carrier in cells (the ATP) to heal them in 1/3 to 1/2 the normal time. The treatments are cumulative and one builds upon another. Generally, a pet receives a series of treatments for the best effect. We can see radical improvement after one treatment, and generally several treatments are required to gain the maximum benefit, especially for chronic conditions.

If you’re interested in a more “scientific explanation”, click here to view a short video that explains the science behind laser therapy at the cellular level.

We’ve been offering this innovative, non-invasive, no-drug treatment to our patients since 2013 and have seen excellent clinical results.

Medical Boarding – Day Care and Overnight Stays

If you’re going out of town overnight or looking for just day care, NOAH provides medical boarding for our clients. We find this is especially helpful for pets that need daily medication as our team is better equipped to administer medications and has the training and experience to monitor your pet for any health issues.

We have bright, spacious, and clean housing (in both large runs and kennels) with cozy bedding. Our animal care team loves to give our boarders extra attention and cuddles. Boarding dogs are walked a minimum of three times a day. Cats have their litter and bedding changed daily (or as needed) and are given “exercise time” out in our cat ward to play on the cat tree or have a scratch on the scratching post. For our shyer boarding cats, we give them a box to hang out in their kennels to help them feel more comfortable.

We also use pheromone diffusers (Adaptil for dogs and Feliway for cats) in our wards to help reduce the stress that can come with being in a different environment.

Your pet is weighed daily and their elimination habits are closely monitored and reported. If one of our animal care team notices an issue with a boarding pet, they are trained to escalate their concern to one of our veterinarians immediately.

Please note, for everyone’s protection, before your pet can be admitted for boarding, their vaccinations must be up-to-date.

Call us to make your reservation or for more information on our pricing and discount packages. Click
here to download NOAH’s Boarding Information Form.


Puppy and Dog Training

NOAH offers puppy training classes right here at the clinic through our partner, Pawsitive Plus. Participating in training classes will help you achieve a deep and lasting bond with your dog. Our small classes (maximum 5 teams) provide excellent and safe socialization with other dogs as well as foundational training skills to help your dog be a well-adjusted canine citizen. And, as a nice “side effect”, our graduates have such a positive, fun experience with coming to the hospital for training that they are not anxious or nervous when they need to come see us for health care visits. That’s a big win for everyone!

Call for more information on registering for upcoming classes.