We provide an array of diagnostics and provide medical services including dermatology, cardiology and vaccination schedules.
Our extensive laboratory equipment and well-trained staff enable us to offer blood chemistry analyses, complete blood counts, clotting profiles, thyroid levels, blood-gas and acid-base analyses, electrolyte measurements, fecal exams, urinalyses, fungal cultures, urine cultures, skin scrapings, and various cytological staining. Specialized diagnostic tests are submitted to reliable outside laboratories with rapid results we can trust.
Full Radiology Services
Our nurses, along with our state-of-the-art radiology machine, are able to obtain excellent diagnostic radiographs (x-rays) on patients from the size of a 2 pound puppy to a 200 pound Great Dane. Additionally, our doctors and nurses are capable of providing an array of contrast studies of various organ systems. These include but are not limited to the upper and lower gastro-intestinal system, kidneys, ureters and bladder. We also offer myelograms (contrast studies of the spinal cord) with a mobile surgeon.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) records the heart’s electrical activity and is used to measure and diagnose abnormal rhythms of the heart. Our hospital has two ECG machines that we use during anesthesia, trauma or when an abnormal rhythm of your pet’s heart is heard by our doctors. Additionally, we are able transmit the ECG, along with your pet’s history and chest x-rays to a board-certified cardiologist to obtain immediate guidance when needed.
Skin problems are common in dogs and cats and can be caused by hormonal disorders, allergies, infections, or parasites such as fleas and mites. These issues can be particularly difficult to treat and should be addressed promptly.
We can often diagnose a skin problem by simply examining your pet. Some dermatologic diseases or conditions do require additional diagnostic procedures to ensure a correct diagnosis. Depending on your pet’s symptoms and the results of our physical exam, we may run blood work or perform a urinalysis, skin scraping, or biopsies. Contact us if you notice your dog or cat scratching excessively or if he or she develops any bare patches, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps, or bumps.
Although heart problems are found more often in older pets, these conditions can affect pets at any age. Heart disease is usually a life-threatening condition, but early diagnosis and appropriate therapy can extend your pet’s life. If caught soon enough, some forms of heart disease can be cured.
Heart disease can lead to congestive heart failure (CHF), which occurs when the heart can no longer pump blood effectively. If an animal is suffering from CHF, fluid usually accumulates in and around the lungs and sometimes in the abdomen. Congenital heart disease (animals born with a heart problem), valvular heart disease (abnormalities of the heart valves), arrhythmias (rhythm disturbances), and heartworm disease can all lead to CHF.
Call us if your pet starts breathing rapidly or coughing, loses his or her appetite, tires easily, seems weak, or has trouble exercising. We can discover many heart problems during a physical exam. Additional tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), radiographs (x-rays), and ultrasounds, are usually needed to accurately identify the cause of the heart disease or failure.