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Wellness and Preventative Care

Dr. DiGiacomo firmly believes that prevention is the best medicine. Diseases are most easily treated when they are diagnosed early. Routine wellness exams and annual lab screenings are the single best investments you can make in your pet’s longevity. At NSVH, all well visits are scheduled for 30 minutes with Dr. D, providing ample time to discuss nutrition, parasite prevention, vaccinations and weight management, among other things. We strongly advocate for annual bloodwork, and offer a variety of comprehensive wellness profiles suited to your pet’s life stage.

Medical Care / Hospitalization

NSVH is a full-service animal hospital, with all of the necessary diagnostic equipment and medical therapies to diagnose and treat our sick patients. We have the most modern digital radiography equipment, as well as a comprehensive on-site laboratory, allowing us to make accurate and prompt diagnoses for sick pets. In some instances, critically ill patients may be referred to a local speciality and emergency facility. Dr. DiGiacomo has cultivated a network of specialists in the area, to whom your pet can be referred in the event that specialty or emergency care is required. NSVH will happily collaborate with specialists to ensure seamless care for our patients.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Dr. DiGiacomo has over a decade of experience in soft tissue surgeries such as spays, neuters, mass removals and bladder surgery. NSVH has a modern surgical suite with the most up-to-date surgical and anesthetic equipment. All surgical and anesthetic cases at NSVH have a technician dedicated to anesthetic monitoring before, during and after your pet’s procedure, ensuring your pet’s vital signs and comfort are closely observed.

Advanced Dental Care

NSVH provides comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT) plans for all patients requiring dental care. We have a state of the art digital dental x-ray unit that allows us to diagnose and treat oral disease at the earliest possible state, before your pet may experience oral pain or infection. Dr. DiGiacomo has undergone specialized training in oral nerve blocks and advanced techniques for surgical extraction of diseased teeth. All dental cases under anesthesia have a technician dedicated to anesthetic monitoring before, during and after your pet’s procedure.
Find out more about keeping your pet’s teeth perfect!

Pediatric Medicine and Surgery

NSVH loves puppies and kittens! We are excited to welcome your new family member, and will guide you through the process of ensuring your new pet has the necessary behavior training, vaccinations, nutrition counseling and parasite prevention plan to keep them happy and healthy. Dr. DiGiacomo will also create a customized vaccination schedule, tailored to the lifestyle of your pet. Find out more by reading our new puppy guide.

Pain Management

Dr. DiGiacomo is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and is a strong advocate for multi-modal pain management in patients with chronically painful disease conditions such as arthritis. NSVH will customize a pain management plan for your pet, utilizing a variety of therapies including natural supplements, physical rehabilitation and prescription pain medications.

End of Life Care

NSVH is devoted to helping owners navigate the difficult decisions surrounding end of life care for terminally ill and geriatric pets. It is our mission to ensure that none of our patients experience undue pain or suffering in their final days.

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