In a commitment to bring you superior veterinary care, we house a variety of progressive diagnostic technologies that could ultimately save your pet's life. Veterinary tools like digital X-rays, ultrasound, electrocardiography, endoscopy, and a complete onsite veterinary laboratory provide us with the means to accurately diagnose and treat your furry friend with great efficiency and skill.
Digital X-ray Advantages
Veterinary digital X-rays, or radiographs, capture images of your pet's bones, joints, and organs to help our trusted veterinarians evaluate the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. Far more advanced than traditional X-ray machines, digital X-ray equipment offers numerous added benefits, including:
- A much quicker process
- Less anesthesia and less time under anesthesia
- Less exposure to radiation
- Immediate results that appear digitally on a computer
- Email capabilities to send to you or our board-certified radiologist consultant
- More precise visibility of images
- Higher diagnostic accuracy
- More prompt diagnosis
- Speedier road to treatment and recovery
In addition to such modern diagnostic services, we can also provide you with a consultation from a board-certified radiology specialist regarding your pet's digital X-ray or ultrasound results.
Small Animal Ultrasound
Taking a special interest in our companion animal ultrasound services are three of our talented veterinarians, Dr. Megan Culler, Dr. Borys Pakush, and Dr. Nicole Planter. Projecting internal images onto a monitor noninvasively, pet ultrasound can aid us in determining:
- Complicated pet conditions or diseases
- Tumor detection
- Health of organs
- Animal pregnancy
We can also use ultrasound as a monitoring tool to keep tabs on improving or worsening conditions.
Electrocardiography (also known as EKG or ECG)
Our veterinary electrocardiography machine is yet another noninvasive tool that we use to assess and monitor the electrical activity of your pet's heart. Through the placement of small electrodes on the body, we can accurately detect life-threatening cardiac abnormalities and treat such conditions quickly.
Inserted through the mouth or rectum, the minimally invasive endoscope consists of a tiny camera connected to a small, flexible tube allowing us to view the gastrointestinal system in your pet (esophagus, stomach, and colon). We can also attach instruments to this tube, such as snares for foreign body removals and biopsy tools, as an alternative to pet surgery.