Please note: We will be closed from Saturday, December 24th – Monday, December 26th, in observance of Christmas!

What we do

At Mountain Star Veterinary Specialists, we provide the highest quality care by focusing on clinical excellence, effective communication, and healthy practice culture.

Pet Ophthalmology & Dermatology

You know your pet best. If you notice symptoms like cloudy eyes, eye discharge, hair loss, or head shaking, it might be time to give us a call.

PET OPHTHALMOLOGY Services

  • Accurate diagnosis of eye conditions in dogs and cats
  • Comprehensive ophthalmic exams
  • Corneal grafts
  • Cryosurgery for distichiasis, ectopic cilia, ocular tumors
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Enucleations (eye removal)
  • Extensive diagnostic testings
  • Eyelid reconstructive surgeries
  • Glaucoma shunts
  • Intraocular lens implantation
  • Intraocular prosthesis
  • Laser therapy for glaucoma and intraocular tumors
  • Luxated lens removals
  • OFA Eye Certification exams
  • Phacoemulsification cataract surgeries
  • Repair of detached retinas
  • Repair of prolapsed third eyelid gland (cherry eye repair)
  • Repair of traumatic injuries to the globe
  • Superficial keratectomy

PET DERMATOLOGY Services

Diagnosis and management of:

  • Alopecias/hair loss disorders
  • Microneedling for certain hair loss disorders
  • Allergic skin diseases
    • Atopic dermatitis (environmental allergies)
    • Food allergies/cutaneous adverse food reaction
  • Autoimmune/immune mediated skin diseases
  • Bacterial skin disease
  • Claw disorders
  • Drug reactions
  • Ear diseases
  • Ectoparasitic skin diseases (fleas, mites, etc)
  • Endocrine/metabolic skin diseases
  • Feline skin diseases
  • Fungal skin diseases (including ringworm)
  • Oncologic skin diseases/skin cancers
  • Perianal fistulas
  • Pododermatitis (infection/inflammation of the paws)
  • Viral skin diseases

Diagnostics performed:

     

  • CO2 laser surgery; beneficial for the following conditions:
    • Interdigital nodules/cysts and furunculosis
    • Hyperplastic sebaceous gland
    • Hemangiomas and cutaneous hemangiosarcomas
    • Skin and ear tumors (non-invasive, uncomplicated)
    • Viral papillomas (warts) and plaques
  • CT scan of the head and bulla (middle and inner ears)
  • Cytology of the skin and ears
  • Deep ear cleaning/flushing and ear canal mass removal with video otoscopy (under general anesthesia)
  • Elimination diet trials
  • Fine needle aspiration of skin growths
  • Intradermal (skin) allergy testing for environmental allergies and hyposensitization therapy (allergy vaccines – oral or injectable)
  • Skin cultures (bacterial and fungal)
  • Skin biopsy and dermatohistopathology
  • Trichograms/hair shaft analysis
  • Video otoscopic exams
  • Aural hematoma repair