We are a FULL-SERVICE Hospital/Clinic
We care about your pets well being.
We offer a full range of services that can extend the life of your pet.
We pride ourselves with comprehensive services that include:
- General Surgery is done “in house” at Somis Veterinary Hospital implementing many of the same safety measures as human hospitals. The pre‐surgery blood work is also completed at our hospital and we are able to make sure your pet is healthy enough for any particular procedure. Depending on the urgent nature of the surgery, pre‐surgical abnormalities will be addressed, drug selections may be modified and sometimes surgeries are postponed or even canceled until the surgical team feels the surgery is safe to perform. Once anesthesia is deemed safe for your pet, we use specialized monitoring equipment to track vital signs and pay close attention to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet.
- Dental Prophylaxis and Oral Surgery (teeth cleaning) Unless your pet’s teeth are brushed daily, plaque, which is an accumulation of bacteria, will build up at the gum line. Eventually calculus forms, further irritating the gums, and infection progresses to loosen and destroy the tooth’s attachment. In addition to loose teeth, infection under the gumline can spread to the liver, kidneys, and heart.
- Orthopedic Surgery including Cruciate Repair (ACL) At Somis Vet we provide the best surgical and medical care to animals with surgical conditions using evidence-based medicine. If your pet requires orthopedic surgery, Somis is equipped to perform numerous complex procedures including patellar luxation surgery and cruciate ligament repair. These are two of the most common knee surgeries in dogs and cats.
- Fracture Repairs have been treated for centuries by immobilization using casts or splints. In animals we tend to use splints of fiberglass or plastic for repair of simple fractures where the bones do not need realignment. Optimal healing of a fracture requires the joints above and below the fracture to be immobilized. When the fracture occurs in a location where these joints cannot be adequately immobilized by an external bandage or cast, the fracture must be repaired internally via a surgical procedure.
- Ear Issues such as inflamed, itchy, and smelly ears are signs that your pet needs to be seen by the doctor. When you notice scratching and rubbing at the ear(s) and head shaking, these are common signs. You may also notice an abnormal odor from the ear or see redness or swelling. Most ear infections are caused by bacteria and yeast, though ear mites are a common cause in puppies.
- Spaying and Neutering your pet at a young age, will prevent the possibility of medical issues which often arise in animal reproductive organs. Also, giving birth to even one litter, can create stress, health risks and issues for any animal. Many animals have certain behavioral issues, such as the urge to escape and roam, or territorial behaviors such as urine marking.These behaviors can be relieved or removed by simply spaying or neutering your pet. Spaying or neutering does not create new bad behaviors in your pet, nor should it change the personality of your pet.
- Vaccinations are essential to the long life of your pet. Vaccines given to healthy pets help prevent many illnesses, such as rabies, parvo and distemper. They contain antigens resembling disease-causing organisms to support your pet’s immune system and enable them to fight off an attack. If your pet is exposed to the actual virus, their immune system will be prepared to detect and fight it off. You can protect your dog or cat from contagious diseases by keeping core and non-core vaccinations current. Even if your pet stays indoors, many infectious diseases are airborne, and just an open window could expose your pet. Dog parks, grooming salons and boarding kennels are all areas with potential exposure to diseases. In addition, it is a law in every U.S. state to vaccinate your pet against rabies.
- Wellness Exams are recommended yearly, in order to detect issues earlier, rather than later. A wellness examination is a routine medical examination of a pet that is apparently healthy, as opposed to an examination of one that is ill. A wellness examination may also be called a ‘check-up’ or a ‘physical examination’. The focus of a wellness visit is the maintenance of optimal health.
- Puppy Exams are encouraged to determine health concerns and to inform the veterinarian of your puppy’s vaccinations and deworming. We strongly encourage you to make regular veterinary visits during this important part of your puppy’s life. Optimally, the first appointment should be the day you are bringing your new puppy home. We check your puppy for parasites, including a fecal exam. We discuss feeding your puppy including what brand, dry or canned and to discuss any grooming concerns including nails, skin, coat, and ears. We also discuss daily care such as brushing teeth and flea and tick control medications if necessary.
- Penn Hip Evaluation is evaluation for canine hip dysplasia (CHD). It is knows as the most common inherited joint problem of large breed dogs. Despite years of research and the combined effort of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and responsible dog breeders, it has been impossible to eliminate hip dysplasia from breeds of dogs like the Akita, German Shepherd, Labrador and Golden retrievers, and the Rottweiler.
- Fox Tail Removal is a common issue among cats and dogs. In the spring they sprout up, and have the appearance of a stalk of wheat. From January until about March or early April, they are soft and green. In late spring, however, the seed heads begin to dry and the danger begins, lasting throughout the summer until fall rains. The seeds of the drying or dried grasses detach from the plant and stick to an animal’s hair. They can easily become lodged between a dogs toes, in its ears, and in its eyes. The seeds, barbed like a fish hook, cannot reverse direction on their own and continue to travel in random forward fashion until coming up against something too dense for it to penetrate like bone.
- Eye Issues such as cherry eye, enucleation and others in pets usually are not a life threatening condition, but if left untreated these eye issues can cause problems later on. If you’ve ever seen a red bulge in the corner of your dog’s eye, you’ve seen firsthand what cherry eye looks like. When you see tearing, crust, cloudiness or inflammation that may indicate a health problem. We suggest an exam and treatment and provide a wide range of solutions.
- Chemotherapy and the diagnosis of cancer is stressful for pet owner. Knowing how anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs work and what to expect from the treatments can help pet owners decide on whether such therapy is appropriate for their pets. Chemotherapy may be used as the sole treatment for certain cancers or may be used in combination with other treatment modalities, such as surgery and radiation therapy. Chemotherapy is likely to be recommended for cancer that has already spread to other areas of the body (metastatic disease), for tumors that occur at more than one site (multicentric disease), or for tumors that cannot be removed surgically (nonresectable disease). In some cases, chemotherapy can be used to try to shrink large tumors prior to surgery or to help eradicate certain types of microscopic cancer cells that cannot or have not been completely removed surgically.
- Rehabilitation is essential after surgery and injuries. We are here to support you and your pet through diagnosis, treatment or surgery, recovery, and their strong return to activity or sport. We work together to create a customized rehabilitation and fitness program based on the physiology of healing and exercise science that allows your pet to improve their mobility and fitness level safely.
- Urgent Care is a priceless facet of Somis Vet Hospital services. Our urgent care is designed to meet the immediate needs of your pet. Upon arrival your pet will be taken to our triage area and you will be asked to fill out admitting paperwork. All cases are stabilized and prioritized based on the nature of the emergency. Once your pet is examined, we will meet with you to discuss your pet’s condition, recommended treatment options and fees. If your pet needs extensive care or long term treatment we will discuss options and discover smart solutions.
- Skin Issues including mange, rashes, lacerations, allergies, and fleas, are all serviced at Somis Vet. A common issue called mange is a skin disorder caused by tiny parasites called mites. Sarcoptic mange, also known as canine scabies, spreads easily among dogs and can also be transmitted to people, but the parasites don’t survive on humans. The symptoms are intense itching, red skin, sores, and hair loss. If your pet is itching, bring them in! We can help!
From Abdominal and Cardiac Ultrasound Services to Behavior Consultations; Somis has you covered.
THE FLEA PILL
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Dogs and cats are not just pets. They are treated like members of the family. And like any member of your family, it’s important to keep your companion animal healthy and free of parasites.
It is fairly common for a dog or cat to become infected with an internal or external parasite at some point in its lifetime. Parasites can affect your pet in a variety of ways, ranging from simple irritation to causing life-threatening conditions if left untreated. Some parasites can even infect and transmit diseases to you and your family.
If you are looking at this review it probably means you need a good vet and probably even one in a hurry so you are depending on reviews. I am not sure how to even articulate this or even explain in words my appreciation for the Somis Veterinary Hospital and in particular Dr. Matt Stanman. Dr. Matt has been amazing with our dog, he has been treating her for Cushings Disease and does everything he can for her. In fact, he has saved her life. It isn't a corporate, sterile environment. The staff are all super nice and really go above and beyond! They get you right in and you get an HONEST and CARING opinion. They won't rip you off and you will leave there feeling better then you did when you came in. Anyway, if you are reading this-please give this Veterinarian a chance. You won't regret it.
He's an amazing vet. I brought my little dog here on an emergency visit minutes before they closed on a Friday night. Excellent service!
Friendly staff, never a wait, easy to schedule appt. & the best part my dog loves it. Somis Vet you rock!!!
I'm so grateful to have have a vet and his staff care about my dog as much as I do!
Every experience we've had has been very positive and we trust him completely.
Highest recommendations to Dr. Stanman and his staff! Having used Dr. Stanman for a few years, my respect has only increased.