When your pet is ill or “not quite right”, we utilize diagnostic equipment including radiology and an onsite state-of-the art laboratory to help aid us in diagnosing the medical condition your pet may have. We utilize:
Radiology, or x-ray, is an effective diagnostic tool used to diagnose a variety of conditions in your dog or cat including bone fractures, orthopedic abnormalities, intestinal obstructions, or organ enlargement, as well as many other uses.
Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that allows us to look at and recover samples for testing from the organs of the abdomen or chest such as the liver, kidneys, spleen or heart in 3-D. Ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive and safe tool allowing visualization of tissues not otherwise possible. Ultrasound typically does not require sedation unless internal tissue samples are collected. If a biopsy is required, we are able to safely obtain those samples using the ultrasound as a guide.
Our in-hospital laboratory allows most screening tests to be completed within a very short period of time. Routine fecal screenings, urinalysis, heartworm tests, complete blood counts, pre-surgical screenings and blood chemistry profiles are among the many tests where results are available very quickly. Reliable independent veterinary laboratories are utilized when deemed appropriate.
Accurate blood pressure monitoring assists in assessing your pet’s condition during critical life-threatening times, anesthesia and shock, as well as giving us a baseline blood pressure reading in comprehensive physical exams.
We use ECG monitoring during surgery to provide the safest surgical procedures for your pet. Our system monitors blood pressure, respiration, heart activity, oxygen saturation and temperature.