Veterinary X-rays have become a powerful and useful tool. Images can now be taken digitally and displayed on a computer. This means that we can quickly take a high resolution image, and then manipulate it to gain a better view of your pet’s bones and internal organs. The result is that diagnosing a very wide range of medical conditions is made faster and can be done far more accurately than ever before.
Digital X-rays can be saved to a disk and given to you as part of your pet’s home medical record. Images can also be quickly shared via email to specialists when a second opinion or additional diagnostics are needed.
Your pet’s time on the X-ray table is reduced because fewer images need to be taken. Digital X-rays also eliminate the need to use toxic chemicals in the film development process, decreasing the risk of exposure to our staff and the environment.
We offer X-ray consults with board certified veterinary radiologists from Florida Veterinary Specialists. We also have an arrangement with a local radiology group that provides us with access to MRI and CAT scan machines for advanced diagnostic work.
One of the most important aspects of any preventive medicine regimen is the ability to analyze how well your pet’s internal organs and processes are functioning. For example, are the kidneys and liver doing their jobs at removing waste from the blood stream?
Laboratory testing gives us an opportunity to to assess the overall systemic health of your pet. This is why we maintain an in-house laboratory.
Generally, we can have results within minutes for the following tests: complete blood test, blood chemistry, urinalysis, electrolytes, blood clotting, microscopic examination of blood, and pathology.
We have a strong association with Antech Laboratories, the largest veterinary lab in the country, for additional diagnostic testing, with many results available the next day.
Ultrasound is invaluable for making treatment decisions for various types of internal conditions. With our state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, we provide cardiac and abdominal ultrasounds and ultrasound-guided biopsies. Ultrasound is also valuable for senior wellness exams and cancer checks.
In most cases, the ultrasound procedure is relatively brief and your pet is able to go home the very same day. Most importantly, though, an ultrasound helps us make an accurate diagnosis of your pet’s condition and provide effective treatment recommendations.
During most of our exams, the owner is allowed to accompany their pet and watch the ultrasound procedure.
Sometimes one of the frustrations of dealing with a sick pet is that you cannot simply ask what is wrong. That’s why advanced veterinary diagnostics is important. When your pet is not well, we need to find out what is happening on the inside. Advanced diagnostics help us identify the problem, so that we can develop an effective treatment plan.
We provide tests for Addison’s, Cushings, autoimmune diseases, genetic diseases and more.