RADIOLOGY AND ULTRASOUNDS
Radiographs (X-rays) are used to evaluate and diagnose problems within your pet’s organ system, including the heart, lungs, and in the abdomen, as well as orthopedic problems with the bones and spine. These problems can diagnose many conditions, such as fractured bones, cancerous tumors, enlarged heart, stones within the urinary tract, arthritis, pneumonia, and more.
Ultrasound is an advanced, non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique that is painless. A computer image is displayed using sound waves that help us evaluate the liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenal glands, lymph nodes, gall bladder, and urinary bladder. Ultrasound can be used to avoid unnecessary surgery as it allows us to detect the spread of cancer.
Unfortunately, your pet cannot speak to you about discomfort, sickness, or complex matters. This is why it’s important to get regular exams, do routine blood testing, and diagnostic testing. We are equipped with a sophisticated diagnostic testing laboratory.
Some of the more common tests that we perform are urinalysis, fecal examinations, blood chemistry panels, and heartworm testing. In case of emergency, additional tests may be required. We have the capabilities to evaluate kidney and liver function, blood sugar, and electrolytes in a matter of minutes.