What is a Theriogenologist?
A theriogenologist is a veterinary specialist that has expertise in all areas of reproductive medicine. Specialist care may be sought for a variety of reproductive problems but may also be used prophylactically to evaluate a pets reproductive health, facilitate the breeding process, improve conception rates, manage the birth process, and provide neonatal care.
The reproductive system interacts with many other body systems such as the urinary system, cardiovascular system, and immune system. Animals that have not been spayed or neutered have specific health care needs while they are reproductively active and, as they age, may be at higher risk for certain disease process. For these animals in particular, the specialties of internal medicine and theriogenology compliment each other ensuring excellence of veterinary care for your pet.
The reproduction service provides evaluation, treatment, and management for all diseases and conditions affecting the male and female reproductive tract. Services include:
• Kennel or cattery reproductive management
• Pre-breeding evaluation
• OFA certification
• Semen evaluation
• Breeding management (ovulation timing, insemination, and pregnancy diagnosis and management)
• Estrus induction
• Surgical and non-surgical management of pyometra
• Testicular and uterine biopsy
• Diseases of the mammary gland and prostate
• Nutritional guidance
Neonatology and Pediatric Services
The reproduction service provides consultation for all aspects of neonate and pediatric care. Services include treatment and management of the following:
• High neonate loss
• Sickness or failure to thrive
• Congenital disease
• Nutritional consultation
• Infectious disease