Diagnostic Services

We offer in-house cytology, helping to quickly diagnose such things as ear infections, skin problems and some cancer, including the most common type of skin cancer in dogs.Laboratory Services

When time is of the essence, we have in-house blood testing machines to give us valuable information on a pet right away.  We also have send out testing services that allow for a larger range of tests.  Results are returned in one to five days in most cases.

In addition to blood testing, we can also do in-house cytology, helping to quickly diagnose such things as ear infections, skin problems and some cancer, including the most common type of skin cancer in dogs (Mast Cell Tumors).

We perform general abdominal ultrasound and heart ultrasound (echocardiogram).Ultrasound

We perform general abdominal ultrasound and heart ultrasound (echocardiogram).  By using ultrasound, we are able to get a view of the internal structure of an organ in the abdomen and chest.  We are able to accurately diagnose and treat heart disease and many other diseases because of this technology.  Ultrasound also enables us to use less invasive methods of obtaining samples from internal organs.

Endoscopy

This procedure uses a flexible camera to evaluate and take small samples of the lining of the esophagus or stomach and can be used to remove some foreign objects from the stomach.  With another type of endoscope we are able to view the lining of the bladder and urethra in many female dogs and perform endoscopy on the nasal passages.  Biopsy samples are later evaluated at the lab.

Radiographs (X-rays)

Radiographs have been used in veterinary medicine for a long time but often provide very useful diagnostic information.  We use an automatic processor to develop our films so that a doctor can read the results in a matter of a few short minutes.

Radiographs have been used in veterinary medicine for a long time but often provide very useful diagnostic information.

 

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