The Scope of Our Practice
The strength and theme of Dr. Royston’s practice is based on compassionate home care. In the context of a house call, she can better appreciate a pet’s environment, diet and family dynamics. Many pets, especially cats, are much more relaxed in their home environment where they can be examined and monitored without causing undue stress on them and their owners.
Dr. Royston builds strong relationships with her clients through communication and education. Home care allows her to deliver medical services to pets and discuss with owners in a compassionate manner. Taking the time to become friends with your pet is important to her, as she believes in a cooperative approach to pet care. The pet owner, once properly informed of a diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, can make an un-pressured decision for their unique situation. There are many options to talk about including diagnostics, clinical support if needed, and pharmaceutical care. This team approach to owner support, greatly accommodates distressing situations.
If the pet owner decides on in-clinic support, Dr. Royston is affiliated with Creekside Animal Clinic and can provide this option as discussed. She works with people on a budget by providing estimates and alternatives with a focus on helping the distressed animal.
The following list of services can be provided with home care support:
- General exam and consultation
- Pain management including arthritis
- Blood glucose testing
- Blood sampling
- Ear infections
- Euthanasia with sedation
- Minor biopsies and aspirates
- Nail trimming
- Parasite care
- Skin issues
- Subcutaneous fluid therapy
- Treatment and suturing of minor cuts
- Lion shaving cats with or without sedation
- Fluorescein stain for eye ulcers
- Schirmer tear test for dry eyes
Dr. Royston invites you to call, text or email her with your questions and concerns.
Philosophy of Practice
As a house call practitioner, Dr. Royston believes in the benefits of building a strong rapport with her clients. This she achieves with good communication and through education. She feels strongly that both the prevention of disease and it’s treatment is best served by a good basic understanding on the part of the pet owner of all aspects of a particular problem.
This requires a holistic approach which is well served by a house call practice. It is in the context of a house call that a veterinarian can better appreciate a pet’s environment, diet and family dynamics.
It goes without saying that many pets, especially cats, are much more relaxed in a home environment. This not only benefit the pets and their owners but also importantly the veterinarian’s ability to assess certain health parameters such as heart rate, respiratory rate and body temperature.
Finally, Dr. Royston believes in a cooperative approach to pet care. The pet owner, once properly informed of a diagnosis, treatment and prognosis will make the decision that is best for the pet’s welfare. This decision will be made without pressure with consideration to the family unit as a whole.
Please leave a message, I may be unable to answer your call due to being out of cell phone service, driving or at a house call.
Dr. Royston works flexible hours. Please phone 250-558-6700, text or email for a consultation. Please leave a message, as she may be unable to answer your call due to being out of cell phone service, driving or at a house call.
In case of emergencies, please call the Creekside Animal Clinic at 250-549-3533. Dr. Royston does not deal with emergencies that require access to a hospital during after-hours.