Your pet comes to the Animal Medical Center of New England via a referral from your family veterinarian because of his/her trust in our skilled veterinary care. Our services include expert knowledge, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced diagnostics, and proven therapeutic techniques. Our experience and commitment help us to remain at the top of our field, offering the best possible care for your pet and giving you the answers you need to make informed decisions.
Our hospital is open 24 hours daily, every day of the year. Doctors and highly trained technicians are available to handle any emergency any time of the day or night.
Because our pets are not always able to communicate sources of pain and discomfort, the intervention of a specialist in internal medicine is vital to diagnose many complex illnesses affecting small animals.
Evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal, renal, hormonal, infectious, hematologic, inflammatory, metabolic and neoplastic diseases
Evaluation and treatment for allergic,...
Comfortable ambulation is one of the most basic functions necessary for an enjoyable life. Orthopedic conditions very often have a dramatic impact on a patient’s well-being and happiness.
Every musculo-skeletal disease can have negative consequences not only for other limbs or joints, but also for other organ systems (respiratory, urinary, skin, neurologic). Through conditioning, rehabilitation, p...
Certain dogs are just not pets, they are athletes. As such, they are prone to specific musculoskeletal injuries not commonly encountered in the general canine population.
The clinical signs of these injuries can be subtle and easily missed if the clinician does not have a complete understanding of the pathology and heightened awareness of these symptoms.
The Animal Medical Center of New England is able to provide numerous options for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This type of surgery is performed by entering the body through the skin, a body cavity or anatomical opening that is much smaller then the typical “open” surgical site.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Smaller incisional opening, therefore less cosmetic scarring
Soft tissue surgical procedures routinely performed at the Animal Medical Center by our board-certified surgeon include:
You may elect surgery for your pet on the same day as your consultation. Your pet should fast for approximately...
Routinely performed abdominal surgical procedures at the Animal Medical Center by our board-certified surgeon include:
Portal Systemic Shunts (PSS)
Foreign body/ abdominal exploration
Intestinal resection and anastamosis
Routinely performed thoracic surgical procedures at the Animal Medical Center by our board-certified surgeon include:
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Intrathoracic Mass Removal, Thymoma, other Neoplasia
Thoracic Duct Ligation
Persistent Right Aortic Arch
The following surgeries are generally indicated for patients suffering from chronic ear infections where dermatological and medical management is no longer recommended as treatment.
Total ear canal ablation (TECA)
Lateral ear canal resection
The urogenital system is primarily comprised of the kidneys, urethra, ureters, bladder and genital organs.
Some surgeries routinely performed by our board-certified surgeon include:
Urinary incontinence surgery
Cystoplasty (bladder reconstruction)
Soft tissue surgical procedures routinely performed at the Animal Medical Center by our board-certified surgeon include the following:
Laryngoplasty (Laryngeal Paralysis)
Brachycephalic Syndrome (stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, everted laryngeal saccules)
Oncologic surgery refers to the surgical treatment or debridement of some cancerous tumors. Tumors can grow in any part of the body and be malignant or benign. A malignant tumor is one that is referred to as having the ability to spread to other organs or tissues (also know as metastasis) and is considered very aggressive in nature. Benign tumors are characterized as tumors that do not typically...
Routinely performed reconstruction surgical procedures at the Animal Medical Center by our board-certified surgeon include:
Thoracic/abdominal wall reconstruction
Use of skin stretchers
The integumentary system is very important. It is considered the largest organ of the body. The skin and the fur are responsible for covering...
Just like in human medicine, veterinary medicine has emergency hospitals and ICU wards. If your pet should become injured, or suddenly develop an acute, life threatening disease, he or she will need prompt emergency care. In addition to needing initial emergency treatment, many days may be needed for the disease process to run its course before recovery occurs. During this time, close monitoring ...
Cardiology deals specifically with the diagnosis and management of disorders of the heart and major blood vessels. Evaluation is performed with the use of echocardiograms and radiographs.
Once the nature and type of a heart problem is defined, our veterinary cardiologist will provide repair, and offer options for continuation of care. Through advanced imaging techniques, specific medical management,...
The Animal Medical Center of New England is committed to providing in-depth monitoring for the purpose of relieving pain, and providing a safe and comfortable environment for your pet while under anesthesia. Our highly trained staff uses the safest and most advanced anesthetic techniques and monitoring to provide our patients with balanced anesthesia.
What is balanced anesthesia?
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The Animal Medical Center is equipped with advanced imaging modalities to enable our specialists and emergency clinicians to accurately diagnose and monitor your pet. Our modern digital radiography equipment provides excellent diagnostic quality images, allowing our doctors to provide the best possible evaluation and treatment of patients. With the benefit of a specialist in internal medicine to consult...
Like humans, pets can also require life-saving blood transfusions. Because we are the only veterinary blood bank in the area, we have established a blood donor program to meet the needs of the hospital and also to provide blood to area veterinary clinics.
We have a fully-stocked blood bank for animals. We provide whole blood, packed red blood cells, fresh and frozen plasma and albumin for both...
The mission of our Blood Donor Program is to make blood and blood products available to veterinary hospitals throughout the region. Our whole blood and blood components are obtained from volunteer donors and are processed using the highest standards. The goal of the Animal Medical Center of New England is to save pets through transfusion medicine whenever needed, in cases of trauma, disease, and surgery.
The pet blood donation process (platelet apherises) is very similar to the human donation process. However, the timing of pet blood donation is different –blood is taken as needed . Your pet must already be apart of our donor program and be listed in our database of eligible donors in order to donate.
The entire process takes less than 30 minutes - from the time you arrive at our hospital with yo...
Below are the most commonly asked questions and answers. For any further questions, please call the hospital at 603-821-7222.
Q: Does donating blood hurt my cat or dog?
A: No, the pain is minimal. Like a human donation, this feels like a quick pinch to your pet and is over in seconds. It is no different than if your pet received a vaccination or routine blood testing. Your pet’s comfort is ver...
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At the Animal Medical Center of New England, our Director of Behavior Services, holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Michigan State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology with concentrations in neurobiology and animal behavior, also from MSU. As a veterinarian with a practice exclusive to animal behavior, Dr. Posage accepts referrals from other veterinarians...
Behavior consultation is an opportunity to thoroughly review your pet's behavior problem with a veterinarian who is specially trained in animal behavior. A behavioral diagnosis will be made and explained, and treatment options discussed. A treatment period of three months will follow, during which time your pet's progress will be monitored via brief phone or email communication. Treatment plans ...
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Dr. Michelle Posage, Director of Behavior Services, is a contributing author to Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff.
Dr. Michelle Posage, Director of Behavior Services, is a contributing author to Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals.
Kindergarten for children is about learning how to respect your teacher, learning how to learn, and playing well with others. Puppies in Dr. Posage’s kindergarten class follow the same agenda! The 6-week course is designed for puppies ages 3-6 months. The class will introduce your puppy to basic obedience commands and provide critical human and canine socialization in a fun, relaxed atmosphere appropriate f...
The Holistic Medicine Service at the Animal Medical Center of New England is a referral based practice that offers a wide range of alternative and complementary therapies for pets including:
Consultation can be arranged by your regular veterinarian who will remain fully informed about the progress of your pet’s health. Patients are encouraged to maintain a good relationship with t...
Our holistic doctor is trained in conventional veterinary medicine and surgery and has pursued further education in acupuncture, herbals, food therapy, massage, and other modalities.
The initial consultation is about 2 hours and includes a thorough evaluation of your pet’s history including all diagnostics and medications. A holistic physical examination and the first acupuncture treatment or m...
Sometimes the application of Chinese or Western Herbal Medicine is chosen by the knowledgeable veterinarian as an adjunct for (or sometimes in lieu of) acupuncture. Herbs are frequently used in cases that have not responded to conventional western veterinary medical practices.
The veterinarian may choose to use Tui-Na, an ancient Chinese method of massage, to enhance other therapies. It can help move energy past blocked points, can ease muscle tension, offer comfort, and even provide an energy lift to the animal. These techniques can be taught to the pet owner to be done at home.
Food is medicine. A balanced and appropriate diet is the foundation of health and is the most important aspect of wellness for your pet. Food therapy is the practice of healing using natural foods and supplements.
A specific diet or certain foods may be recommended to aid in your pet’s therapy. Choices are made based on the theory of food energetics. This means the effects on the body after a c...
Yearly or bi-yearly examinations are an essential part of early detection of disease or imbalances.
Certain simple therapies and lifestyle changes can be implemented to either aid in the treatment or in the prevention of disease. These appointments include a holistic evaluation, customized vaccinations or vaccination titers, dietary consultation, and screening tests as indicated.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique used to relieve pain, encourage relaxation, and promote self-healing. It is a gentle, hands-on method based on the idea of unseen “vital life energy” that flows through all living beings. Reiki treats the mind, body and spirit and has been effective in helping virtually every known illness.
Reiki works in conjunction with all medical treatments to improve resu...
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The Animal Medical Center of New England is the exclusive New Hampshire partner with the American Red Cross to provide training in pet first aid. The 5-hour course includes classroom and hands-on training in our state-of-the-art facility with easy access off Exit 5E of the F. Everett Turnpike in Nashua.
The next scheduled course will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 10:00am to 3:00pm....