Our in-house veterinary laboratory features diagnostic testing for the following:
- Bloodwork: CBC, Panel, T4, FELV/FIV testing
- Urinalysis and Sediment examination
- Cytology of skin & ear samples
- Distemper & Parvo titer testing in lieu of annual vaccinations for dogs
- Fecal testing for intestinal parasites
- Occult heartworm, Lymes, Erhlichra testing
- Parvo tests
- Feline heartworm Ag tests
- Fecal Examination for Giardia
To better rapidly diagnose issues we use digital radiology. We can perform X-Rays on your pet if they have been in an accident or are displaying signs of pain. Our veterinarians and x-ray technician will prepare your pet and take the necessary x-rays. We are able to develop the x-rays on site and determine if there is anything wrong with your pet. We also have a dental x-ray machine that allows us to get high quality x-rays of the mouth when indicated.
Ultrasound allows the vet to examine the internal organs of your pet in a painless manner with no known side effects. It can be used to uncover structural damage, deformities, or abnormalities to the heart, liver, stomach, kidneys, and other major bodily organs. Ultrasound can also capture real time movements of the organs, so functional abnormalities can also be found.
During an ultrasound, high frequency sound waves are pulsed into your pet’s body. They do not feel this and it does not cause any discomfort. The sound waves travel until they reach body tissue and are then relayed back to the device. The machine uses calculations based on the distance traveled to produce the ultrasound image. Many people relate ultrasounds to pregnancy exams to show the baby inside the mother, but it has many other uses.
Ultrasound technology can help to catch diseases and other health problems at early stages. This is important in helping your pet fight any diseases they may be afflicted with before the problem becomes serious. If your pet is sick bring them to see us and, if necessary, we will perform an ultrasound to help diagnose the problem.
An ECG is a piece of machinery that specializes in measuring electrical impulses of the heart. With this machine, we are able to diagnose your pet based on their heart rhythm. With this information, we are able to determine if there is an issue with the heart overall or if this is caused by another potential condition.
Pulse Oximetry Monitor
If your pet has an issue with breathing or if they happen to be undergoing surgery with a general anesthetic, a pulse oximeter is a great option for monitoring their heart rate and blood oxygen levels. We often will utilize this in any situations where there is a pet in respiratory distress as well.