Wellness Care, Vaccines, Spays and Neuters - Abbott Valley proudly offers the most
up-to-date vaccine protocols for puppies, kittens and adult dogs and cats as published
in the American Animal Hospital Association guidelines with particular emphasis on
avoiding unnecessary or over vaccination. We tailor each patient’s vaccine program
according to their lifestyle.
Laboratory Services - Our in-house laboratory allows quick blood analysis for those
critical and injured patients that cannot wait for outside lab services. For those less
urgent patients we use Antech Diagnostics or Idexx Laboratories which are accredited
outside veterinary diagnostic laboratories. We often have results within 24 hours to help
us manage your pets care as efficiently as possible.
Radiology - All radiology services including interpretation are done at our facility. X-rays
can be performed on an in-patient or out-patient basis.
Internal Medicine/Cardiology - Mark Stamoulis, DVM, DACVIM performs weekly on
site cardiology and internal medicine consultations including Echocardiography and
abdominal Ultrasounds. We also perform ECGs and do telephone consultations with
boarded Cardiologists at IDEXX Cardiopet services. This can be done immediately on an
emergency basis with instant results, or for more routine cases, with results in 24 hours.
One of our strengths at the Center is interest and skill in handling more complex
veterinary conditions such as Diabetes, Cushing’s Disease, Gastrointestinal Diseases
Addison’s Disease and Epilepsy. We enjoy working with clients whose pets require more
complex and interdisciplinary care. These cases are particularly rewarding for us!
Dermatology - Because Dr. Gifford has had a special interest in treating skin problems
for the last 20 years we are proud to offer the highest standard dermatology
diagnostics, treatment and long term care for pets with acute and chronic skin problems
including food and environmental allergies.
Ophthalmology - Our veterinary staff can diagnose and treat ocular disease during
physical exams such as corneal ulcers, uveitis, indolent ulcers, “Cherry Eye” and others.
We offer Tonometry for measuring intraocular pressures for the early diagnosis of
Glaucoma. We also offer advanced surgical management for non-healing corneal ulcers.
Oncology - We offer diagnostic and chemotherapeutic care for several types of cancer.
We also have access to free phone consultations with the Tufts Cummings School of
Veterinary Medicine Oncology Staff.
Dentistry - We offer advanced dental prophylaxis and treatment with our state of the
art equipment including digital dental x-rays. Our services include cleaning, polishing and
tooth extraction after a thorough oral examination while using safe anesthesia. We use
state of the art techniques and pain management in order to provide the gentlest and
most efficient dental procedures for your pets.
Surgery - Our staff is skilled in elective (spays and neuters) and non-elective surgery
including tumor removals, ACL repairs, intestinal and bladder surgery. For more complex
surgical cases we have a boarded veterinary surgeon, Dr. David Clark, who schedules
procedures at our practice on an as-needed basis.
Anesthesia - When general anesthesia is required for your pet every precaution is taken
to ensure safe induction, monitoring and recovery. In order to minimize any risk we
recommend blood work on all patients, abbreviated blood chemistry on patients over 4
years and full blood work on any patient over 8 years of age. This can help detect any
underlying disease that might complicate anesthesia metabolism and recovery. All
patients are monitored by a dedicated technician throughout their procedure. We also
use the most current monitoring equipment available that provides pulse oximetry, EKG,
blood pressure and temperature readings. Our patients receive an IV catheter to allow
direct access to a vein for fluid therapy and emergency drug administration.
Hospitalization - We offer excellent nursing care and extended stay services.for those
pets requiring hospitalization for a procedure or an illness, We have up to date
monitoring equipment, an oxygen cage, and IV infusion pumps to help manage difficult
Behavioral Problems - We work closely with our clients to help solve problems such as
inappropriate urination, aggression, separation anxiety, etc.
Exotic and Reptile Medicine - We see an array of species besides dogs and cats. This
includes guinea pigs, rabbits, rodents, turtles and snakes.
Pharmacy - We have a fully stocked pharmacy that includes special order products for
those difficult to medicate pets! We stock Pill Pockets for improving ease of medicating
as well as medications compounded into liquid or flavor tabs.
Nutritional Support - We offer an array of prescription diets from Hills, Royal Canin and
Purina. These diets may be prescribed for your pet by one of our veterinarians based on
a specific diagnosis.
Retail Pet Products - We have a lovely line of collars, leashes, toys, treats and seasonal
items for your shopping pleasure!
Pain Management - One of the most rewarding recent medical advancements in
veterinary medicine has been the development and use of more effective pain control
medications. Our staff has attended many Continuing Education courses in this subject.
We are now managing acute and chronic pain in more effective ways than ever before.
Microchip Implantation - We offer the Home Again Identification system which can
greatly increase your chances of getting that lost or stolen pet back home quickly and
Final Care Services - For that time when the final decision must be made to prevent
your pet from suffering we offer euthanasia services with sensitivity and compassion. For
after care we use the services of Final Gift. They provide private and group cremation
services to our practice with the option for a private on site cremation at their state of
the art facility in Cranston, RI.
Providing Comprehensive Veterinary Care
for Companion Animals
ASPCA Poison Control Hotline:
We Gladly Accept:
Abbott Valley Veterinary Center
4232 Diamond Hill Rd.
Cumberland, RI 02864
Phone: 401 334-2765
Fax: 401 334-4795
For After Hour Emergencies: