VCA Aurora Animal Hospital

Stent placement (tracheal, urethral, ureteral)

A stent is a tubular support placed inside a blood vessel, canal, or duct to either aid in healing or to relieve an obstruction or narrowing that has occurred in a structure. A stent is sometimes placed to treat collapsed trachea which is often seen in small dogs and restricts breathing. Fluoroscopy is used to guide to placement of a stent because this modality enables veterinarians to see structures in motion, such as food moving through the esophagus and urine flowing through the ureters. Subtle changes in the position of structures may be examined during movement such as the head, neck and joints of the limbs.


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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately or simply come right over.  We are open 24 hours/day 7 days per week - 365 days a year.  Call ahead if you will need assistance in getting your pet into our facility.