What are Standards of Care?
Standards of care are the protocols decided on for procedures performed in a facility.
Standards of care determine the level of treatment and care given to your pet. They are important as they improve the safety and outcome of procedures such as anesthesia, surgery and treatment.
Who decides on the SOC at a Veterinary Clinic?
Owners of veterinary practices decide on the standards of care used in a veterinary clinic. Efforts to discuss universal Standards of Care to develop a standard that all clinics adhere to have not been successful. This is because there is a great range of situations where veterinary care must be provided. For instance what can be offered in a fully equipped veterinary specialty clinic in a large city will be different to that which can be offered in a rural area out in the field. Also to many people the pet is 'just a dog' or 'just a cat' and the cost of the service will affect their decision to treat the animal. Therefore costs play a big part in the Standards of Care offered.
Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic's SOC
At Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic we offer high standards of care. We do this by meeting the rigorous facility standards of the American Animal Hospital Association. This organization continues to push its members to reach for high standards. It is our effort to assure our clients that behind the scenes our standards are excellent.
As with many areas in life it is important to make sure you are comfortable with the clinic you go to and that you trust the staff at the clinic. Ask questions about the standards of care of the clinic.
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Weather Alert: We are closed today until further notice due to freezing rain and hazardous driving conditions. Be safe and stay off the roads until driving conditions are no longer hazardous. We apologize of any inconvenience to you and your pets.
In our newest video we tell you what gum recession is and show you a few tips on how to recognize it.
New Video on You Tube:
New Video on You Tube:
This video shows x-rays of the upper right and left molar teeth at the back of the mouth in this dog. These teeth are hidden from view so this is very easily missed by pet owners.
This series of 3 short videos shows what the vet sees in the oral exam. Remember that now all the disease is seen. X-rays are needed to see how severe the problem is.
Do you ever wonder about how often your pet needs to have a professional teeth clean? You are not alone. Here is the answer and reasons why.
New video on You Tube:
This is for people who need a few ideas on how to best start out brushing their pet's teeth. For further information watch Dr Banyard's other videos on you tube, 'Dentistry for Pet Owners 101' and 'Professional teeth clean in a dog: Parts 1 to 7'.
24/7 emergency service is very costly to MediCare and no less costly to veterinarians. The following Emergency clinics are best equipped for your pet's emergency needs. For after hour emergency service please call:
1. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley
Hours: Open 24/7
#306-6325 204th Street,
Langley, B.C. Canada V2Y 3B3
2. Abbotsford Valley Animal Emergency Clinic
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 8:00 am, Sunday and weekends 24hours
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