"L'Arca" is always ready to manage medical and surgical emergencies. There are always at least two vets available with full access to the internal testing laboratory, imaging diagnostics and surgeries.
Keeping your pet's health under control requires a visit to the vet at least once a year. Besides being an important check for our patients good physical condition, it provides the opportunity to discuss the main aspects of their health management.
It is not easy to describe in a few words that vast branch of veterinary medicine that has as its objective the diagnosis, treatment, the control and cure of all those diseases, often complex and multisystemic, that require medical treatment.
Not all diseases have a medical solution; there are many situations which require surgical intervention. "L'Arca" has two separate surgery rooms equipped to work simultaneously, be it for pre-planned or for emergency operations. We work whilst maintaining the highest level of hygiene and sterility of personnel, instruments and surgical ambience.
The succesful outcome to many procedures – be they diagnostic, major surgery or stress and pain control - depends on the administration of anaesthetic drugs that should be administered on a case-by-case basis in such a way that guarantees the safety and well-being of our patients.
Contrary to what many people believe, animals feel pain in a very similar way as do people. One of veterinary medicine's greatest challenges is recognising, controlling and, where possible, preventing pain. “L'Arca” pays particular attention to the recognition and management of those conditions that can cause suffering , either acute or chronic.
This broad field of veterinary medicine includes various disciplines, the purpose of which is to examine the internal organs through the creation of non-invasive digital imaging. “L'Arca” has at its disposal digital radiology in order to create high-definition radiographs, using contrast agents where necessary.
“L'Arca” also works in collaboration with two private external laboratories, with various Universities (Perugia, Pisa, Turin, Bologna and Naples) and with IZS (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale – Lazio/Tuscany and Umbria/Marche). It is to these specialist centres that the most complicated tests that cannot be handled in-house are delegated.
Veterinary Medicine's new frontier is the study of behavioural medicine and of the assessment of the wellbeing of our animal friends. Behavioural medicine is with the psychological side of animals and its aim is the care and control of the stress, fear, anxieties, dysthymia and depression that can lead to intra- and inter-specific aggressive behaviours and serious psychosomatic and somatic manifestations.