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Internal Medicine

Dr. Ellen Foster, DACVIM, is a board-certifed veterinary internist who sees pets on referral from other veterinarians in our area as well as pets from our own clientele. These pets usually come to Dr. Foster with severe or complex medical issues. She has specialized training and capabilities to help diagnose and treat these sometimes critically ill pets. Dr. Foster is able to offer a wide range of services and procedures based on her clinical expertise. These include but are not limited to:

  • Ultrasound*
  • abdominal
  • cardiac
  • ultrasound-guided biopsies
* ultrasound is a painless procedure in which sound waves are used to visualize internal parts of the body

  • Endoscopy*
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (examination of the esphagus, stomach, and intestines)
  • Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (examination of the colon and rectum)
  • Bronchoscopy (examination of the larger airways leading to the lungs)
  • Rhinoscopy in larger dogs (examination of the nasal cavity)
* endoscopy is a procedure that uses a flexible tube-like medical instrument called an endoscope to examine and biopsy hollow organs like the stomach, intestines, colon, and airways; it can also be used to retreive some types of swallowed foriegn objects

  • Neurology consultations, including CSF taps
  • Internal medicine consultations

Surgery

Dr. Kurt Kenney provides services limited to surgery at the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg twice weekly. Dr. Kenney performs a wide range of procedures. These include but are not limited to:

Orthopedic
  • Cranial cruciate ligament repair (fibular head transposition)
  • Elbow surgery for fragmented coronoid process, ununited anconeal process, etc.
  • OCD repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Femoral head ostectomies
  • Lameness examinations
Neurologic
  • Myelograms and intervertebral disc herniation repair
Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Lateral ear resection and total ear ablation
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Tumor excision
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Amputation
  • Portsystemic shunt repair
Dr. Kenney uses a CO2 surgical laser in virtually all surgeries. Surgical lasers have been shown to cause less pain, less bleeding, and less swelling than traditional surgical methods. Dr. Kenney feels that the laser is especially beneficial with procedures involving the oral cavity, ears, anus, and urogenital region.