Bayside Veterinary Specialists also offers minor-procedures as a way to diagnose your pet using the aid of endoscopy and other methods to obtain biopsies. Endoscopy allows Dr. Martin to intimately visualize the organ or field of interest and potentially obtain the necessary fluid samples or biopsies needed for diagnosing your pet. This procedure can be performed on areas such as the sinus cavity, the lungs, the upper and lower gastro-intestinal tract, and even the bladder in a non-invasive manner. Endoscopy also allows state-of-the-art placement of stomach tubes and even foreign body removal, without the need for surgery in some cases. In addition, with the aid of sedation, bone marrow biopsies, joint fluid aspiration, and organ biopsies are some of the examples of other minor procedures that can be performed. These procedures allow us to obtain biopsies in order to confirm your pet’s diagnosis and help treat your pet for many more years to come.
Chemotherapy treatment is also offered at Bayside Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Martin works closely with board certified oncologists, your family veterinarian, and you to safely and effectively administer chemotherapy as a therapy for those pets that are deemed healthy enough to undergo the weekly to monthly therapies. Chemotherapy can be offered in a variety of routes, include oral at-home administration or intravenous out-patient administration, depending on the type of chemotherapy your pet may need. Dr. Martin closely monitors your pet’s health while they undergo chemotherapy treatment, including but not limited to, bloodwork, urine testing, and fecal testing. The frequency of these tests depends on the chemotherapy protocol deemed appropriate for your pet.