General Practice Appointment Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00AM – 5:00PM,
Sat: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
 

Services

Anesthesia

We offer a wide variety of anesthetic protocols tailored specifically to your pet’s needs. We use a state-of-the-art anesthetic machine with isoflurane anesthesia. We also have many choices of injectable anesthetics based on your pet’s individual needs. We utilize a variety of anesthetic monitoring devices including EKG, Doppler blood pressure monitors, and pulse oximetry. Pain management is also a key part of our anesthetic protocol. All surgical patients receive an individualized pain management plan.

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Canine Cardiology

Canine cardiology is the medical field that treats a dog's cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels. A dog cardiologist can diagnose and help develop a treatment protocol for canines that suffer from:

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Canine Laboratory Tests For Veterinary Care

Understanding Dog Blood Tests

Dog Laboratory

A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your dog's health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries that analyze chemical components in the blood.

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Cardiology For Cats

How A Cat's Heart Works

A cat's heart has four chambers. The two upper chambers are called the atrium (plural atria), and the lower chambers are called the ventricles. Additionally, the heart has a right and left side, each containing one atrium and one ventricle. A cat's heart works as follows:

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Cat Dermatology

Most cats will scratch on occasion but if you notice that the occasional scratch and regular grooming turns into a cat who appears uncomfortable, cat skin problems may be present and you should schedule an appointment with one of the veterinarians here at Eastside Animal Medical Center.

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Cat Medications

If you’re like a lot of cat owners, you know your cat’s daily routine. If you notice your cat is not following his usual activities, or if you see a change in behavior patterns, those could be subtle but important clues that your cat is sick. As a pet parent, it’s time for you to step in and get the vet on speed dial.

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Cat Spaying & Neutering

Information And Services To Spay And Neuter Cats

Since 2002 , the dedicated and compassionate veterinary team at Eastside Animal Medical Center have successfully performed spay and neuter procedures on many male and female cats of all breeds and ages. We have also helped educate cat owners throughout GA about spay and neuter procedures. These include when to spay or neuter a cat, what to expect during and after surgery, and why cat spaying and cat neutering is essential to helping control the pet population problem in the state of GA.

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Cat Vaccinations - Everything You Should Know

We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. We use only the safest and most effective vaccines and provide thorough examinations of all patients who arrive for wellness visits. Vaccination schedules are determined on a case-by-case basis. Each patient’s individual needs are assessed and discussed prior to initiating vaccine protocols.

We offer the following annual vaccines:

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Dental Care For Cats - What Every Cat Owner Should Know

Dental disease is a reality for most cats. By age four, many cats have significant gingivitis and many also have periodontal disease. It is a slow progressing but serious disease that causes pain and affects the overall health and wellbeing. Cats will not show signs of oral discomfort. Because the pain associated with dental problems comes on slowly over time, they simply learn to live with it. That is why it is important that all cats see a veterinarian annually to assess their oral health.

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Dentistry

Dental Prophylaxis

Clean teeth are one step to a healthier, happier pet. We perform dental prophylaxis routinely on dogs and cats, using ultrasonic instruments. Each dental consists of scaling and polishing the teeth, an oral exam, and an application of a fluoride treatment. In addition, as part of our standard for optimal patient care, all dentals include pre-anesthetic lab work, a pre-anesthetic exam, IV catheter placement, cardiopulmonary monitoring, and full mouth radiographs.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer in Cats

Diagnosing And Treating Cancer In Cats

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we understand that feline cancer is a devastating diagnosis. It is natural to feel highly emotional. However, a cat cancer diagnosis is not necessarily a hopeless one. Depending upon how early it is identified and the type of cancer involved, there are certainly options that can lead to very positive outcomes.

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Digital Imaging

Digital Imaging - Radiology and Ultrasonography

As technology leads us into the future and improves our lives, diagnostic imaging is no exception. Digital radiology and ultrasonography gives our practice the ability to diagnose conditions almost on the spot. This allows us to treat conditions faster and more effectively.

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Dog Behavior - A Compassionate, Sensible, Effective Approach

Illness doesn't always have a physical cause, and the sad truth is that more dogs are put to sleep because of behavioral problems than because of disease or injury. Dog obedience training can ensure your canine is a safe and enjoyable member of your family. From training puppies to addressing unwanted behavior in an older dog, our veterinarians can help you achieve a better bond with your furry friend.

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Dog Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we understand that your canine companion is not just a pet, but that he or she is a beloved, cherished family member. The mutual bond of love and loyalty between you can make a diagnosis of any form of dog cancer very difficult to hear. Our veterinarians and support staff are empathetic, compassionate and trained to focus on both the emotional and medical aspects of dog cancer.

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Dog Dental Care - Bad Breath, Teeth Cleaning, Dog Dentist

Dog DentistryIt is important to realize that your dog will never tell you when it is experiencing dental pain. All dogs will endure some level of dental disease and dental pain during their lives. The best way to minimize these issues is for your dog is to start out with a great dental health routine at home.

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Dog Endoscopy: Gastrointestinal Exams For Dogs

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we utilize the most up to date equipment which allows us to offer a very high level of care to all of our patients. Canine endoscopy uses a tiny video camera at the end of a very narrow scope, called an endoscope that is inserted either into the stomach through the mouth or the colon via the rectum. This allows a veterinarian to view a dog's gastrointestinal tract, or other areas of concern throughout his or her body.

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Dog Pregnancy

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, our reproductive team understands the commitment involved in helping facilitate a dog pregnancy for your beloved canine companion. We have very specific standards for assisted canine reproduction and only work with breeders exhibiting quality breeding practices. Our services include:

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Dog Vaccinations

We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. We use only the safest and most effective vaccines and provide thorough examinations of all patients who arrive for wellness visits. Vaccination schedules are determined on a case-by-case basis. Each patient’s individual needs are assessed and discussed prior to initiating vaccine protocols.

We offer the following annual vaccines:

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Emergency Vet - 24 Hour Animal Hospital

Eastside Animal Medical Center is committed to providing emergency veterinary care for dogs and cats. Most patients will be seen in the order they arrive. However, patients in crisis will be given priority. Our focus is on emergency triage and stabilization, giving the long-term management decisions of certain cases back to the patient’s regular veterinarian.

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Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny video camera at the end of a very narrow scope in order to see inside of the body. Sometimes our practice uses endoscopy for surgical procedures but most often we use it for diagnostic purposes. Minimally invasive, the procedure requires relatively little recovery. 

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Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats

While cats confined to an indoor environment generally live longer and are at less risk for contracting infectious diseases or injuries due to trauma, they are at greater risk for a variety of behavioral problems. These problems include urinating and defecating outside the litter box, anxiety, eating disorders, attention seeking, aggression, self-injury and compulsive disorders like excessive grooming and scratching.

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Everything You Should Know About Microchipping Cats

What Are Microchip IDs, And Why Does My Cat Need One?

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we understand that the bond you and your beloved feline friend share is invaluable and irreplaceable. We also understand that by nature, cats are roaming creatures and therefore run the risk of wandering too far from home, or just accidentally losing their way. In fact, a staggering number of cats are lost in the shelter system each year because they lack any means to identify them with. This is why we are happy to offer cat microchip identification services.

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General Services

Eastside Animal Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality pet medical care and services in the Gwinnett County area. We have proudly served the Grayson, GA community and neighboring cities since 2002. Our center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all holidays.

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Heartworms In Dogs - Symptoms and Treatments

Since 2002 the veterinary staff at Eastside Animal Medical Center has made heartworm prevention for dogs an important part of our approach to preventive care. A heartworm infection can lead to numerous health problems up to and including early death. Therefore, heartworm prevention cannot be ignored. Our team is here to educate you and protect your dog from this terrible disease.

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Kitten Care

Kitten CareGetting a new kitten is a very special experience with lots of joy, warmth and laughter. There is a reason why the internet is so full of kitten and cat pictures and videos. Kittens are super fun, loving and entertaining.

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Laboratory

Our in-house laboratory is capable of diagnosing a wide variety of illnesses in a prompt fashion. Knowing that your pet’s medical needs can be immediately met based on prompt laboratory services can reduce the stressful waiting period between an acute illness and initiation of therapy. Our laboratory services are capable of:

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Laser Therapy For Cats

What Is Laser Therapy For Cats?

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we are always looking to new ways to care for your cat. Medicine and technology are constantly advancing and we embrace staying at the forefront of the best medical and surgical care. We are proud to offer laser therapy for cats at our veterinary clinic.

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Optimum Feline Nutrition - What Should You Feed Your Cat?

Feeding for Best Health

Feline nutrition is very important for general health. However, the plethora of dietary options, brands and formulas available to consumers can be confusing, when deciding which kind of cat food is best for your feline friend’s health and wellness. At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we take pride in providing our patients and their human caretakers with all the information necessary to help cat owners make educated decisions about all facets of feline nutrition, cat foods included. 

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Pain Management

When it comes to managing your pet’s pain, our practice offers and the highest quality of care utilizing compassion and the most effective medical treatments available. We develop a unique pain management plan to best serve the individual needs of your pet. This plan may include medication, complementary treatment or a combination of both.

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Preventing And Treating Heartworms In Cats

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, our highly experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary support staff have been helping educate our clients and win the fight against heartworms in cats since 2002 . The importance of heartworm prevention for cats cannot be overstated. Once a cat has contracted heartworms, it cannot be cured.

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Preventive Care That Will Ensure A Happy, Healthy Cat

What Is Involved In A Cat Preventive Care Program?

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your cat is concerned. This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote cat health, wellness and longevity of life.

A cat preventive care program consists of:

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Puppy Care

How To Take Care Of A Puppy

One of the greatest joys in life is having a cuddly, cute puppy to have and hold. This is a memorable time for the entire family and everyone can participate in loving and caring for your new puppy. Our staff and veterinarians know what an exciting and special time this is for you and we want to provide you with the best information and health care to get a great start for your new puppy's life. The time you commit to this puppy in the beginning of its life will have a great impact on your relationship for the next 12-15 years.

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Senior Dog Care

Taking The Physiological Changes Of Aging Dogs Into Consideration

Senior DogAt Eastside Animal Medical Center, we love providing senior dogs with the care and support they need to age gracefully and comfortably. We understand that the experience of caring for older dogs can be a tremendously rewarding one that enhances and enriches the lives of dogs themselves, as well as their human caretakers. We truly are dog people at heart. We love to lend insight and guidance into caring for older dogs.

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Spaying or Neutering Dogs

If you have owned an animal, or if you know anyone who has, chances are you have heard of the terms spay and neuter. Spaying is a term that describes the ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of portions of the reproductive system of a female dog. Neutering is a term that describes the castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male dog. Veterinarians perform these surgical procedures, which render dogs incapable of reproducing.

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The Importance Of Cat Wellness Exams

It is very important to have a veterinarian examine your cat at least once a year. Cats age significantly faster than humans and therefore it is imperative for cat owners to stay on top of wellness exams in order to catch any potential health problems before they begin. Most cat illnesses are much easier and less expensive to treat and cure when caught in the early stages before they progress or develop complications. Therefore, regular cat wellness exams are the cornerstone of preventive veterinary medicine.

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Urinalysis

UrinalysisThe urinalysis is an important part of any database of laboratory tests. It is an important screening tool whether or not an infection is suspected. The urinalysis examines chemical properties of the urine sample such as the pH, specific gravity (a measure of concentration), and amount of protein or other biochemicals. It also includes a visual inspection of the urine sediment to look for crystals, cells, or bacteria.

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Veterinary ICU - An Intensive Care Unit For Your Pet

This service is available for pets requiring around-the-clock medical monitoring or medication at regular intervals. Our staff of technicians and doctors are on the premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you are away from home, you will have peace of mind knowing your companion is receiving medical attention and TLC 24 hours a day. The Medical Day Care Services we offer for pets include:

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Veterinary Services

Eastside Animal Medical Center Offers A Full Service Veterinary Clinic

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we believe that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care and that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the Gwinnett County area, and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help.

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Veterinary Services

Eastside Animal Medical Center Offers A Full-Service Veterinary Clinic

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, we believe that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care and that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the Gwinnett County area, and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help.

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Veterinary Services For Cats

Since 2002 , the veterinarians and support staff at Eastside Animal Medical Center have sought to achieve the highest standards of veterinary medicine. We feel that cats are part of the family, yours and ours. Our clients' response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for their cats.

You can find our recent client feedback here.

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What Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Cat's Health

When Will A Veterinarian Order Blood Tests For Cats?

Sometimes in the case of an eye or ear infection, your feline friend's medical condition affords a veterinarian the opportunity for a relatively straightforward diagnosis. However, other times the results in the need for further examination. In such a case, your veterinarian will order feline blood tests to aid in his or her investigation. The following situations can result in the need for blood tests for cats:

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What To Know About Your Cat's Pre and Post-Op Surgical Care

Understanding Why A Cat Surgery Has Been Recommended

At Eastside Animal Medical Center, our primary concern is for the health and well being of your cat. Unfortunately, there may arise a circumstance when a surgical procedure is in the best interest of your feline friend, and in these times you will need to make that decision. We understand what that feels like, and our veterinarians and staff are here for you too.

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What To Know If Your Cat Requires Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery

In comparison to traditional surgery, laparoscopic surgery for cats is a minimally invasive alternative and typically results in shorter recovery time. Similar to arthroscopic surgery, your veterinarian will make one or two small openings in the cat’s abdomen and insert both a camera and the surgical tools required to complete the procedure.

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What To Know When Your Cat Needs Anesthesia

There may be a time when your cat will require a procedure or surgery for his continued health. At the time of surgery your cat will require anesthesia which will be carefully administered and monitored by our veterinary staff. Knowing the basics about how anesthesia will be used in cat surgery and the recovery basics will help to ease your mind while kitty is under our care.

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