Diagnostic Tools

Digital Radiography

Our digital radiology system allows our doctors to evaluate your pet’s muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. In the event your pet should need radiographs referred to a specialist, our system allows us to easily and quickly upload these images for further diagnostics. Radiographs are an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine.
Digital Dental Radiography

Oral radiographs (standard in human dentistry) have recently become an essential tool in the maintenance of our pets’ oral health. Each of our dental patients will benefit from oral charting and digital radiographs. These allow us to obtain a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan allowing the necessary therapy to be performed during your pet’s anesthetic procedure. Radiographs serve as a medical record of the patient’s dental disease and are shared with you. This way you can better understand the state of your pet’s dental disease, the need for the treatment performed and the importance of follow-up visits and home care preventatives. Dental radiographs, which show the inside of the tooth and root, are important because much of the tooth disease lies below the gum line and is not obvious on physical inspection alone. The only way to evaluate the root structure, the inside of the tooth and the supportive bone is to take radiographs. Many treatment decisions are based on these radiographic findings.
Video Otoscopy

With the use of our VetScope System, our doctors are able to better visualize, diagnosis, and treat the ears, eyes, nose, or throat of your pet. Our software system allows you, the pet owner, to visualize exactly what our doctors are seeing on examination of your pet. The scope is also utilized during anesthetic ear flushing procedures. This procedure allows our doctors to perform a deep ear flushing to remove impacted debris and wax.
Electrocardiogram: IDEXX CardioPet ECG Device

The CardioPet is a device that is used to record the electrical impulses of your pet’s heart, known as an electrocardiogram or ECG. An ECG is a simple, noninvasive test that should be performed on your pet any time an irregular heartbeat is noted. Often times an ECG is done in combination with chest radiographs or an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). Through the use of telemedicine, the ECG, radiographs, and/or echocardiogram will be sent to board certified specialists who will aid in making a definitive diagnosis for your pet.
In House Laboratory

Our in-house laboratory allows us to run tests such as urinalyses, fecal parasite testing, fecal smears, ear and skin cytologies, CBCs, chemistry profiles, FELV, FIV, CPL, FPL, feline heartworm tests, Giardia, Lyme, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, canine heartworm tests, fine needle aspirates and skin scrapes. Having these in-house capabilities means that results are usually obtained within minutes. In addition, we utilize outside laboratory services for specialized diagnostics and consultations.