Take a look at our Veteri­nary Hospi­tal in Fort Erie!

Welcome to Borderview Veteri­nary Hospi­tal! We are a mature prac­tice serving the Greater Fort Erie area and Western New York (Buffalo and vicin­ity) since 1977. We hope the follow­ing pictures will give you some insight to the various aspects of the hospi­tal and how these areas are dedi­cated to the care and safety of your pet.


This area incor­po­rates three parts: a) entrance vestibule — a self contained area for those anxious about meeting other animals. This area allows clear visi­bil­ity into the waiting room. b) waiting room allows ample seating area and clear visi­bil­ity to the recep­tion desk. c) recep­tion desk and registration


We have three (3) exam­i­na­tion rooms dedi­cated to primary eval­u­a­tions and consul­ta­tions- each in a comfort­able and private setting. These rooms are equally equipped with a sink, counter, stain­less steel exam­i­na­tion table and chairs. Adequate space allows for patient, owners, tech­ni­cal assis­tant, and veteri­nar­ian. Fortu­nately most of our patients do not need to go beyond these rooms. The major­ity of the hospi­tal area is dedi­cated to serving those who are hospitalized.


This is a fully dedi­cated area to perform major dental prohy­laxis, extrac­tions and gingi­val repair and this degree of inter­ven­tion is only achiev­able under general anes­the­sia. We strongly recom­mend owners learn and utilize proper oral hygiene tech­niques when your pet is young- do not wait until their geri­atric years to expe­ri­ence these major treat­ments. Keeping your pet’s mouth clean and healthy is much more than a cosmetic recom­men­da­tion. Left unchecked, all those nasty bacte­ria that have had years of unchecked growth are absorbed into circu­la­tion 24 hours a day and ulti­mately seed” the kidneys and heart valves leading to serious disease and health problems.


The hospi­tal has a total capac­ity for holding 34 animals – each indi­vid­u­ally caged and sepa­rated into 5 wards”. The main kennel area consists of 2 wards of 17 and 11 cages respec­tively. The run area has 2 large pens most suit­able for our largest animals. An isolation/​quarantine room holds 3 patients and there is one recov­ery cage in our treat­ment room. To mini­mize visual fear or antag­o­nism, no cage faces another. All cages (32) are made of seam­less stain­less steel to facil­i­tate disin­fec­tion, indi­vid­u­ally insu­lated, and amply padded with blan­kets and/​or towels for addi­tional comfort and clean­li­ness. All dogs are indi­vid­u­ally hand walked outdoors routinely for exer­cise and relief of bodily func­tions on our 0.8 acres hospi­tal prop­erty with a fully fenced back­yard. This aspect is moni­tored closely – it is easier to stoop n scoop” outdoors than to clean a soiled cage – and our dogs are happier too.


This is a common room located directly behind our recep­tion desk that is equi-distant to the exam­i­na­tion rooms. As licensed veteri­nar­i­ans we can prescribe and dispense virtu­ally any phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal drug that a medical doctor can. Accord­ingly we main­tain an exten­sive phar­macy and dipsense most prescrip­tions directly to our clients. For more unusual prod­ucts we may write a script” for your phar­ma­cist to fill. Our labo­ra­tory services have changed over the years. We perform our basic tests in-house and submit more elab­o­rate tests to an exter­nal labo­ra­tory using a courier service achiev­ing same day or next morning results. Our regis­tered tech­ni­cians perform these duties follow­ing strict proto­cols and quality controls.


This is a totally enclosed and dedi­cated area solely for the purpose of asepetic (sterile) surgi­cal proce­dures. Strict proto­cols for the proper care and use of this area are followed and routine quality assur­ance programs for steril­ity are main­tained. The surgi­cal table has a HotDog brand veteri­nary heating pad, specif­i­cally designed to help main­tain our patients’ core body temper­a­ture and ensure a quicker recov­ery. A variety of moni­tor­ing devices check heart and respi­ra­tory rate, tissue oxygen levels and temper­a­ture. All general anes­the­sia cases are intu­bated and main­tained on inhalent anes­the­sia. All veteri­nar­i­ans have surgi­cal train­ing and several years of surgi­cal expe­ri­ence. We provide many surgi­cal services from routine spay/​neuters, to exten­sive soft tissue cancer surg­eries and selected ortho­pe­dic proce­dures. Occa­sion­ally we refer some cases to special­ists (board certi­fied veteri­nary surgeons) to perform complex oper­a­tions such as neurosurgery.


XRAY: This is a sepa­rate room soley for the purpose of Xray diag­nos­tics. It is the only room in the hospi­tal that has all six sides constructed of cement (the 4 walls are cement block, the floor is a poured cement slab, and the ceiling is pre-cast cement panels supported by steel beams). Further­more, the inte­rior walls and door are lami­nated with lead!! Various Xray tech­niques includ­ing contrast media aid in support­ing a diag­no­sis and estab­lish­ing a ther­a­peu­tic or surgi­cal plan. Xray studies are only a 2 dimen­sional image of a 3 dimen­sional animal; there­fore differ­ent postional views and/​or other imaging tech­niques such as ultra­sound may be neces­sary to confirm a problem area.

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