Volunteer Veterinary Hospital offers a canine reproduction program, typically not seen at most veterinary hospitals. Run by Dr. Bethany Russell, we offer a number of services involving reproduction, pregnancy, and delivery.
What type of owner utilizes these services?
There are many types of dog owners who utilize the canine reproduction services at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. While professional breeders and people who show dogs would obviously be the most common, hunters or any person who uses a specific breed for their inherent services would be a close second. There are also owners who wish to breed their dog, but the animal is either having trouble getting pregnant or impregnating another dog.
What types of services are offered at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital?
For starters, we have the ability to collect and evaluate canine semen. With the help of liquid nitrogen, any sample we collect can be frozen and stored indefinitely. Canine semen can be sent to another veterinarian or breeder anywhere in the world.
We do progesterone testing to help us predict when your pet is going to ovulate. This testing increases breeding success.
Whether it’s semen we collect here at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital or it is sent to us from another clinic, we can surgically implant it in your female dog. We commonly perform surgical implantation of semen, as well as trans-vaginal insemination.
In addition to the aforementioned services, we also assist in pregnancies and deliveries. Pregnancies are confirmed using our digital ultrasound. As the due date nears, digital radiography can be performed to help estimate the litter size. We also educate owners on how to ensure a healthy pregnancy for their pet. Deliveries, especially when C-sections are performed, are handled in house and consultations on post-birth subjects such as puppy rearing and lactation are also available.
What else does Volunteer Veterinary Hospital offer on the subject of canine reproduction?
For more information about our canine reproduction services, or to make an appointment for your pet, we invite you to contact us today. A friendly member of our staff will be glad to answer your questions.