VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital

Urethral stent placement

Urethral stent placement is a technique used for obstructive urinary tract diseases. Most commonly this technique is used in cases of cancer of the lower urinary tract. It buys some extra time in cases of terminal cancer of the urinary tract. It also increases survival time of patients with cancer in the urethra only. These cancers are usually not resectable and no effective treatment is available. Urethral stents can lead to temporary incontinence in female dogs. Its benefits usually last for 2-4 months, and occasionally much longer.  


Internal Medicine

General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

The Emergency & Critical Care Services Department is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. No appointment or referral is necessary.