Sep 23, 2022

Building for the Future of Veterinary Medicine

Garden State Veterinary Specialists, a nearly 30-year resident of Tinton Falls, has continually expanded the variety of veterinary specialty services it provides to the community. The increased demand for emergency care and specialty services has led GSVS to consider relocation to a larger facility. After an extensive search throughout Monmouth County, GSVS have secured a 51,000-square-foot, single-story space for the hospital. The new location in Eatontown will allow specialists to offer patients outstanding specialty care in a brand new, fully equipped facility. The expanded space (all on one floor) will feature all of the major veterinary specialties as well as individual suites for dentistry, rehabilitation, minimally invasive surgery and radiation therapy. 

Offering full-time dental specialty care will be an important component of the veterinary services provided at the new hospital. Dental disease is often described as a silent illness since it can progress rapidly without the patient showing any obvious clinical signs. Patients with dental disease can continue to eat normally and may not let you know they are in pain. Oral and dental diseases unfortunately are common. In fact, periodontal disease (gum disease) is the most common clinical condition in companion animals. It causes bad breath, oral pain, behavioral changes such as reduced appetite, and may affect distant organs such as the kidneys, liver and heart. 

Physical therapy and rehabilitation have helped many people recover from injuries and surgery. Now, these modalities are being increasingly used in animals to help restore function, mobility and quality of life. Although more commonly used in dogs, physical rehabilitation can be part of a treatment protocol for almost any animal species. Physical rehabilitation can provide pets a variety of benefits, including reduced pain, increased range of motion, improved balance and coordination, restoration of normal movement, restoration of normal muscle mass, increased muscle strength and even weight loss in obese patients.

In the past several years, minimally invasive surgery has become increasingly popular with veterinarians and their clients. As the human-animal bond continues to grow, dog and cat owners are increasingly aware of and concerned about pain experienced by their pets resulting from surgical procedures. Clients also associate their own medical experiences with those of their pets and frequently ask for less invasive, less painful procedures. Minimally invasive procedures provide both diagnostic and therapeutic value, allowing veterinarians to make challenging diagnoses and carry out therapeutic procedures at the same time. As in humans, veterinary surgery can be performed through multiple small incisions instead of one large incision. The benefit to your pet is less pain and a faster recovery. Minimally invasive techniques can be used in arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy procedures. 

GSVS is excited for this next step in the growth of their hospital within the greater Monmouth County community. It continues to be their mission to bring quality veterinary medicine to our patients and their families.