Veterinary Medical Referral Service

P.O. Box 65061
University Place, WA 98464

(253)475-5301

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Professional Services

Your regular veterinarian may refer your pet for one of the following procedures.  Please remember these are just a few of the procedures that Dr. Comer and her staff performs.  Please call if you have any questions or if you would like further information.  

        Ultrasound Examinations
An ultrasound examination is a non-invasive way to view internal organs, locate masses and determine the presence of fluid in the chest or abdomen.  The use of the ultrasound to obtain biopsies can avoid unnecessary surgery.  Click here to learn more about ultrasounds and see photos.

        Surgical Services

Although Dr. Comer does not perform major surgeries herself, we do have mobile surgeons that we can call upon.  If your pet requires surgery while in our care, our facility is fully equipped to handle the needs of any visiting surgeon.  Click here to view our surgical suite.

 

        Anesthesia

We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. Click here to learn more about anesthesia monitoring and see some of the equipment used to monitor our patients. 

 

        Radiology Services

Our on-site X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many internal disorders.  We also utilize a radiology specialist to consult with us on radiographs that may require a second opinion.  Click here to learn more about radiology and view our radiology suite.

 

        Laboratory

Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for chemistries, hematology, urinalysis and cytology.  We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for pathology, specialized diagnostics and consultations.  Click here to learn more about our lab and view photos. 

 

        Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a procedure that is used to view the interior of the stomach, intestinal tract, nose and urinary tract.  In some cases a foreign body such as a blade of grass, string, or other swallowed or inhaled object can be removed without surgery by using the endoscope, saving a pet from unnecessary surgery.  Click here to learn more about endoscopy and view our photos.

 

        Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is available at Commencement Bay Animal Hospital.  Dr. Comer can help diagnose and treat cancers, or take over after your regular veterinarian diagnoses the cancer.  If your pet is diagnosed with a cancer that is not treatable with chemotherapy or needs a supplement treatment of another kind, Dr. Comer will help refer you to the appropriate facility.  Click here to learn more about chemotherapy.

 

         Additional Services

Dr. Comer performs many different procedures from Fluid Removals to Bone Marrow Taps.   If you don't see the procedure that your pet needs for their medical condition, please call and our staff will be happy to help.