Dr. Jeffrey S. Cohen, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Cohen pioneered ultrasound in Southern California on the heart and abdomen in dogs and cats way back in the late 1970's and has continued to be on the forefront of this diagnostic technology. Echocardiography, Color-Flow Doppler, Continuous Wave Doppler, Abdominal ultrasonography, and Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates or biopsies are among the procedures performed daily at The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital. With his respected expertise in cardiology, constant updating of equipment, large numbers of patient experiences, and extensive advanced training each year, Dr. Cohen remains an expert in this modality and provides frequent consultations on the subject to his colleagues and veterinary students. Veterinary Practice News® features Dr. Cohen in a series of interesting Case Studies using his expertise in Ultrasound.
For over 24 years, Dr. Cohen has been using flexible and rigid scopes for a variety of pet medical issues. Sometimes, he retrieves coins or small toys swallowed by overzealous puppies, or pulls blades of grass from the noses of sneezing cats; biopsies the small bowel of a cancer patient, or pulls a weed from the deep ear canal of a hunting dog, or a mineralized stone from a pet with a chronic urinary tract infection. For these patients, Dr. Cohen either avoided a surgery or performed a procedure that could not have been achieved without this equipment or his proficiency.
Dr. Cohen is an advocate of good oral hygiene for his patients as research confirms dental disease can predispose to other organ diseases (esp. heart, liver and kidney diseases). According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs show symptoms of oral disease by the age of two. Oral disease is progressive and will worsen each year. Oral disease can also be very painful and shorten the lifespan of your pet.
We are pleased to offer Advanced Veterinary Dentistry and digital dental radiography (X-Rays) under general anesthesia for those patients that require complete oral medical care, need the relaxation of anesthesia, or when combined with other procedures where anesthesia must be used (ie. surgery). We highly recommend a Board Certified Veterinary Dental Specialist for extensive dental procedures (ie. root canals, crowns, tooth restoration, et.)
Additionally, we are happy to offer Professional Outpatient Preventative Dentistry (POPD), giving our clients the option of having their pet's teeth thoroughly cleaned and polished without the need for sedation or anesthesia when appropriate under a veterinarian's supervision. We find 80% of pets are good candidates for POPD. We are proud to have the highly credentialed Mr. Jason P. Carr of Healthy Smiles for Pets available to perform these POPD procedures.This method is safe, gentle, and a cost-effective way to incorporate preventative dental health care into your pet's lifestyle, helping to eliminating halitosis, gingivitis, tooth loss, and a cascading list of diseases. Mr. Carr prepares a detailed mapping of each tooth with a complete evaluation of the oral cavity soft tissues for each patient for Dr. Cohen's review to facilitate their dental health and overall wellness.
We understand that veterinary dental cleanings without anesthesia have come under some scrutiny as of late but our advanced POPD is not intended to replace traditional veterinary dentistry. POPD serves as an additional therapy to anesthetic dental procedures that has proven effective when done by qualified individuals in conjuntion with a Veterinarian, not unlike your visit to a dentist and care from a hygenist. Read the results published in the IVC Journal detailing the safety and effectiveness of POPD in a doubl-blind study.
Be advised, any person advertising "gentle dentals" for your pet or to clean (scale) your pet's teeth in your home or at a grooming parlor or a pet store, and does so without direct supervision by a licensed California Veterinarian, is doing so unsafely & illegally and you should immediately report them to The California Veterinary Medical Board in Sacramento at (916) 263-2610.
Laser Therapy is an affordable advanced modality for the treatment of inflammatory or painful conditions in animals here at The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital without drugs or surgery. Cold laser therapy is a medical treatment that involves using a low-powered laser that does not produce heat, which is how it gets its name. This therapy is known by various other names, including low-level laser therapy, low-power laser therapy, soft-laser therapy, bio-stimulation laser therapy, and therapeutic laser. It has been used on humans as well as animals for more than 25 years. More than 3,000 scientific publications have been written validating it's effectiveness.
COLD LASER THERAPY is way cool! The laser therapy treatment offers a non-surgical, non-invasive option for animal patients with arthritis, back injuries, sprains, strains, inflammation, wound healing and acute and chronic pain. It is geared to help animals recover quicker, with less pain and less swelling.
Cold laser therapy is used on pets to treat pain and swelling and to speed up healing in muscles, tendons, skin, and other soft tissue. It also can reduce the amount of bacteria in affected areas.
Conditions that cold laser therapy is used to treat include muscular injuries, tendonitis, post-surgery sites, lesions from excessive licking, open wounds, spinal pain, and arthritis. Cold laser therapy won't cure arthritis, but should help reduce pain and swelling and increase the pet's range of motion. Increased range of motion allows a pet with arthritis to engage in more moderate and comfortable exercise.
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Common Laser Therapy indications treated at our hospital by Dr. Cohen for your pet are:
Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
Back Pain (Intervertebral Disc Disease)
Trauma (Skin, Muscle, Bone)
Surgery (Incisions, Growth Removals, Bone Surgery)
Acute or chronic otitis (Ear problems)
Anal Gland inflammation
Idiopathic Cystitis - (Bladder Inflammation)
Sinusitis, Rhinitis (Nasal problems)
We understand our patients often need to take a break and want to "check-in" when their owners go on holiday, when they have ongoing medication needs, or "just because." The hospital provides Residential Boarding strictly for our established clientele under Dr.Cohen's direct supervision. Naturally, we provide comprehensive bathing services for a variety of pet needs including the important "feel good" factor as well as the elimination of the pesky flea, and medicated treatments for skin ailments.
For over 20 years our most beloved family members have been patients at the Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital. We have always received compassionate and courteous care and we are grateful for their services. As a physician and surgeon myself, Dr. Cohen demonstrates excellent diagnostic and technical skills and is always comprehensive in his patient's management.
The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital is impeccably run by Dr.Jeffrey Cohen and Debra Cohen, an extremely experienced and skilled veterinary technician. Their expertise, compassion, and empathy goes unmatched. Through the years and difficult decisions with our poodles, they have always been there for us. Having their support has made all the difference.
The high standards of this hospital puts us at ease whenever we have to leave our babies overnight. Walking into the front office, we are always greeted with a smile from their professional staff. Everyone goes out of their way to make us feel comfortable. There are always fresh flowers, candy, and beverages available to make us feel at home. Not to mention the goodies for their patients. The hospital and exams rooms always sparkle with cleanliness and I wouldn't hesitate to eat off the floor! My family enthusiastically recommends Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital!!
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