Animal Hospital of Hinesburg Special Services.
When you entrust us with your pet, you are entrusting us with your family.
Dr. Ellen Foster, DACVIM, is a board-certified veterinary internist who sees pets on referral from other veterinarians in our area and pets from our own clientele. These pets usually come to Dr. Foster with severe or complex medical issues. She has specialized training and the capability to help diagnose and treat these (sometimes) critically ill pets. Dr. Foster is able to offer a wide range of services and procedures based on her clinical expertise. These include but are not limited to:
- Ultrasound (a painless procedure in which sound waves are used to visualize internal parts of the body)
- Ultrasound-guided biopsies
- Endoscopy (a procedure that uses a flexible tube-like medical instrument called an endoscope to examine and biopsy hollow organs like the stomach, intestines, colon, and airways; it can also be used to retrieve some types of swallowed foreign objects)
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (examination of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines)
- Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (examination of the colon and rectum)
- Bronchoscopy (examination of the larger airways leading to the lungs)
- Rhinoscopy in larger dogs (examination of the nasal cavity)
- Neurology consultations, including CSF taps
- Internal medicine consultations
Referral Surgical Services
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite performs a wide variety of procedures. Dr. Kurt Kenney is available for in-house consultation or referral for challenging or complicated surgical cases.
Dr. Kurt Kenney provides services (limited to surgery) at the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg two times a week. Dr. Kenney performs a wide range of procedures. These include but are not limited to:
- Cranial cruciate ligament repair (fibular head transposition)
- Elbow surgery for fragmented coronoid process, ununited anconeal process, etc.
- OCD repair
- Fracture repair
- Femoral head osteotomies
- Lameness examinations
- Myelograms and intervertebral disc herniation repair
Soft Tissue Surgery
- Laryngeal paralysis
- Lateral ear resection and total ear ablation
- Tumor excision
- Exploratory surgery
- Portosystemic shunt repair
Dr. Kenney uses a CO2 surgical laser in virtually all surgeries. Surgical lasers have been shown to cause less pain, less bleeding, and less swelling than traditional surgical methods. Dr. Kenney feels that the laser is especially beneficial with procedures involving the oral cavity, ears, anus, and urogenital region.