We offer in-house laboratory testing for Complete Blood Count (CBC), Chemistry profile, Electrolyte profile, Fecal testing, Urinalysis, Electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure reading, Radiographs (x-ray), Ultrasound, Cytology, and more. Most in-house test results are available in less than 2 hours, allowing us to recognize problems and begin treatment quickly.
Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.
A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any part of the body, including the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and bones.
Radiography is painless, non-invasive and safe even for pregnant females and very young pets. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, intestinal blockage, cancer, and a variety of other conditions.
Endoscopy — the use of a long, narrow tube with a camera at the tip — has proven to be as powerful diagnostic and therapeutic tool in veterinary medicine as it is for humans.
Endoscopic procedures are usually non-invasive or minimally invasive, and can provide a full-color, magnified view of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, trachea, or other areas of concern. It can also be used to find and remove small objects that dogs and cats sometimes swallow or to perform biopsies of internal organs.
As a practice, we consider it a goal to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing, and we are proud to offer endoscopy as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.
Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless diagnostic technique that uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation.
Because ultrasound images are produced in real time, this technology can be used to evaluate the heart as it beats. This can help us detect abnormalities in the motion of heart valves, blood flow through the heart, and contractions of the heart muscle. It can also be used to assess the heart for defects.
As we strive to provide our patients with the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer ultrasound as one of our diagnostic capabilities.