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The MVMC Emergency and Specialty Hospital is always here for you and your pet.
Maine Veterinary Medical Center is committed to providing advanced and compassionate care for pets, support for owners and a trusting, professional relationship with referring veterinarians.
Our advanced services include canine and feline, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Surgery, Critical Care, CT Scanning, MR Imaging, Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Oncologic Surgery, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Pain Management, Rehabilitation, Emergency Surgery, Emergency Services and more...
Our specialists in Neurology/Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Critical Care and Surgery are all board certified, highly trained and experienced in their specialty.
MVMC is pleased to have two board certified surgeons performing minimally invasive advanced surgical techniques.
Often referred to as ‘keyhole surgery’, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) involves performing surgery of the abdomen (laparoscopy), chest (thoracoscopy), and joints (arthroscopy) through small incisions. Benefits of these techniques include smaller incisions, faster healing, improved visualization, faster return to function, and less pain for our four legged friends. Surgery is done using a HD camera, a small telescope, a xenon light source and various specialized instruments. The surgeons watch the surgical area on an HD monitor using the advantage of magnification and illumination allowing for improved visualization and more accurate surgical manipulation.
Drs. Steinberg and Green completed their residencies at Upenn which is a leading institution regarding MIS. One of the main reasons that animals don’t benefit from these procedures is due to the lack of knowledge on the subject by the general public. Being the standard of care in human medicine, each animal should benefit from less operative pain and faster healing as well. We always welcome questions on the subject and are happy to consult on any cases to see if the patient’s issue may be amenable to treatment by a less invasive procedure.
Support of laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and arthroscopic surgery is widespread in the veterinary literature. There continue to be journal articles proving MIS to be more effective with less complications regarding routine spays, liver biopsies, gastropexies, and treatment of elbow dysplasia. Please talk to your veterinarian or the staff at MVMC to see if MIS is right for your furry family member.
Procedures being offered minimally invasively but not limited to:
MVMC welcomes internist, Dani Rondeau, DVM, DACVIM
Our Emergency Hospital is open 24 hours a day and dedicated to excellence in emergency care. We are easily located in Greater Portland, just off 95, in Southern Maine, and care for pets in all of New England from Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut to Cape Cod and Boston.
Specialties include: Internal Medicine - Neurology - Neurosurgery - Surgery
Advanced Diagnostics include: MRI - Digital Radiography - Endoscopy - Ultrasound - Laser Therapy
Medical Services: BAER (Hearing Tests) - Pet Rehabilitation - Medical Boarding - Stem Cell Therapy
Maine Veterinary Medical Center | 207-885-1290
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Scarborough, ME 04074
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