Specialty Services

Anesthesia

At IVG, ensuring the safety and comfort of our patients is essential. Although general anesthesia is very safe, our veterinarians and support staff take a…

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Are Veterinarians and Board Certified Specialists the same?

While both are veterinarians, a board certified specialist has undergone additional years of veterinary school and training to focus their area of expertise in one…

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Cardiology

Bulger Veterinary Hospital and Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital offer cardiology appointments for your pet. Our cardiologists will work in conjunction with you and your regular veterinarian…

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Cavaletti Rails

What are cavaletti rails and what do they do for my dog or cat? Cavaletti rails are a series of obstacles set at certain distances…

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Dermatology

Dermatology is now available at two of our hospitals: Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital and Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital. Our dermatologists will work in conjunction with…

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Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Veterinary diagnostic imaging allows us to non-invasively evaluate your pet and diagnose some medical conditions. Our diagnostic imaging department will work in conjunction with your…

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Exotics

Exotics Specialty Care Not all beloved pets are cats and dogs. Exotic animals have unique anatomy, physiology and their own medical needs. Keeping your exotic animal…

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Internal Medicine

Our board certified Internal Medicine specialists work in conjunction with you and your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our board-certified…

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Low Level Laser

What is a low level laser and how does it work? The word LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation….

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Pocket Pets – Small Mammals

Small mammals commonly owned as pets include ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, and mice.  We also occasionally see hedgehogs and chinchillas.  Commonly called…

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Neurology

The neurology department will work in conjunction with you and your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our board-certified specialists have…

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Oncology

The Oncology department will work with your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our oncologist has extensive training in a wide…

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Ophthalmology

Our ophthalmologists will work with you and your family veterinarian to provide the comprehensive eye care your dog or cat needs. Our board-certified specialists have…

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Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is an emerging branch of specialty veterinary medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with painful or functionally limiting conditions….

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Superficial Thermal Therapies

What are the benefits of cold therapy and how should it be applied? Benefits: Reduces and helps control inflammation Reduces muscle spasm Promotes blood flow…

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Surgery

Advances in veterinary medicine and veterinary surgery have been keeping close pace with those in human medicine and surgery. Over the last two decades medical…

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The Discharge Process

When Your Pet is Ready to Leave the Hospital: Please be prepared to spend up to one hour during the discharge process for your pet….

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Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement in Dogs The Hip Joint     The hip is a ball and socket joint. The normal hip has a tight fit and the…

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Underwater Treadmill

What is an underwater treadmill, how does it work? An underwater treadmill is a self contained unit allowing for buoyancy and resistance training while walking…

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What to Expect if My Pet Needs Chemotherapy

During your first visit, our oncologist will discuss your pet’s diagnosis and go over an individualized chemotherapy plan. You will receive a summary of the…

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