Successful treatment relies upon an accurate diagnosis. The examination can reveal much about your pet�s current condition but often more in-depth approaches are required. We have on hand several diagnostic tools to assess the functioning of your pet's internal organs:
- Laboratory Testing
Our in-house laboratory is a equipped with state of the art blood analyzers, able to produce results for two dozen tests within 20 minutes. American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) standards require that our lab follows strict quality control procedures. From simple fecal analysis to more sophisticated chemical analysis, those procedures are clearly standardized in order to produce predictable and reliable results. Our technicians are keen and studious professionals who seek to obtain the most information possible from a sample. We can analyze multiple blood chemicals and cells, allowing us to reach a clear diagnosis. We also have access to multiple referral labs for specialized testing.
We have a modern radiology unit available at all times and maintain the high safety and quality control standards required by AAHA. Our Registered Veterinary Technicians are all qualified x-ray technicians. We can obtain high quality diagnostic radiographs within the timeframe of your consultation.
Commonly referred to as ultrasound, ultrasonography uses sound waves as a non-invasive means to get an actual look at what is going on inside your pet's body.
Ultrasound is commonly used in monitoring pregnancies, identifying growths or tumors, and verifying the proper functioning of major organs such as the heart.
We frequently receive referrals for ultrasonography from other practices.
The endoscope is a valuable tool in both diagnosis and treatment. It is an excellent way to examine the interior of the gastrointestinal system (stomach and intestines) without surgery. Because there would be discomfort involved for conscious patients, it is necessary to use general anesthesia in cases where endoscopy is required. An access channel in the endoscope allows us to biopsy suspicious growths in the body while also providing the ability to retrieve and extract foreign objects that may be lodged in the throat or stomach.