Fast results with in-house diagnostics
All Animal Hospital uses many in-house diagnostic tests to assist us in determining
a cause of illness or issue with your dog or cat. Using this in-house equipment
allows us to get to a diagnosis, and treatment plan, much faster than sending it out
to an outside laboratory.
Our in-house diagnostic capabilities include:
- Digital Radiographs
- Complete Blood Profile
- Fecal/Parasite Exam
- Heartworm Test
Our hospital is equipped with digital radiographs for fast analysis of many pet problems. Digital radiographs are available for viewing immediately on-screen without the processing time of traditional film x-rays. This quick result helps our veterinarians get the information needed for a treatment plan for your pet.
Ultrasound is an excellent tool used to view your pet's soft tissues. Using soundwaves (instead of radiation), ultrasounds create an image of your pet's internal organs, which cannot be done with x-ray. An added bonus is that ultrasound is well-tolerated by most pets and rarely requires sedation.
If your pet is experiencing problems with his or her circulatory system or heart, we can provide an echocardiogram. Echocardiography uses color Doppler technology to show the flow and direction of blood through your pet's heart. We can detect the presence of abnormal heart valves or vessels to diagnose and treat a potentially serious issue. An ECG can also be performed to detect an abnormal rate or rhythm of the heart.
Using a tonopen, our veterinarians can measure the pressure of the fluid in your pet's eyes. This is important for pets with suspected diseases of the eye, such as glaucoma, as well as if your pet has red, irritated eyes or has suffered head or eye trauma.