True Care Veterinary Hospital offers basic reproductive services to pet breeders, as well as spay and neuter surgical procedures for responsible non-breeding pet owners. Dr. Tullio is experienced at surgical interventions in managing complex deliveries, such as performing caesarean sections.
Breeding soundness can be assessed with a physical exam, evaluating males for reproductive readiness; scrotal size, shape, and consistency; sperm motility and morphology; penis shape and size; body condition; and overall health.
Our general fitness exam for potential breeding females is recommended, as well, including assessment of reproductive readiness, optimum diet, reproductive organ health, and overall vigor.
Reproductive Ultrasound Technology
Pregnancy diagnosis by ultrasound has several advantages, including:
- Pregnancy diagnosed early in gestation
- Twins more precisely diagnosed
- Information about fetal health and viability
Ultrasound technology has the added benefits of being non-invasive, generally comfortable for the patient, safe throughout gestation, and relatively low in cost, making it an excellent tool for both veterinarian and breeder.
Additional diagnostic tools include vaginal cytology and on-site veterinary laboratory for rapid results with greater accuracy.
Ask a True Care veterinarian about the use of the following services:
- Semen collection and evaluation
- Hormone level measurement (progesterone, LH)
- Vaginal insemination
- Artificial insemination using fresh, fresh-chilled, and frozen semen
- Insemination techniques: vaginal, surgical, and transcervical insemination (TCI)
- OFA evaluation
- Brucellosis testing
Molly and Oscar have been patients of Dr. Tullio for several years. I have been very pleased with his care‚ his expertise‚ and his understanding with my two Wheatens. Dr. Tullio has been quick to diagnose any issues and remedy all of the problems we’ve had. I look forward to many more years working with Dr. Tullio. I wish him well in his venture.
When my parents’ dog Kya died very suddenly a few years ago‚ their regular vet was not at work that day. But thankfully‚ Dr. Tullio was and treated my parents and their dog as if he was their doctor for the past 15 years—doing everything he could to try and revive Kya and by being so compassionate to my parents in the waiting room after having to deliver the sad news. We truly can’t say enough nice things about Dr. Tullio and can’t wait for him to open his new facility! Thank you.
—Lori Forrest & Bob Leahy
Dr. Tullio has always treated our dogs with great knowledge‚ care‚ and compassion‚ and we have grown to know him quite well. We have been so completely impressed with Dr. Tullio’s consistent excellence in care and services that we wanted to share our experience with others. We are pleased to recommend as the place to go for both quality treatment and compassionate care for your furry family members.
Doctor Tullio is a kind, caring gentleman who has cared for my cocker spaniels for many years now. He has always been helpful‚ honest‚ and understanding with my pets and me. He is a man I trust completely and have and do refer others to him. Any pet owner can feel safe and secure in trusting their beloved pets to his skilled hands.
—Margaret Rowe‚ Howell‚ NJ