Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs from routine physical examinations to complicated diseases and cancer evaluation.
Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG consultations with cardiology specialists. We offer pre-operative, routine, and STAT ECGS as well as Holter monitoring for complicated work ups.
Doctor and technician performing an EKG (electrocardiogram) to check Daisy's heart before a dental procedure. The EKG is transmitted over the telephone line to a specialist for evaluation.
Daisy is thanking the Doctor with a kiss!
Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry (kidney, liver, electrolytes, thyroid, blood sugar), hematology (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets), urinalysis, and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized tests such as Bartonella, Toxoplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever serology that cannot be performed in house. The results of these tests are often available online and can be downloaded directly into your pet's medical record.
These are the in house blood testing machines: Iddex chemistry analyzer (Vet Test and Vet Lyte) and CBC machine (Laser Cyte). Blood testing results are often available within 45 minutes.
Radiology Services: Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. We perform routine x-rays as well as gastrointestinal barium series and intravenous pyelograms (dye studies of the kidney). We have digital x-rays and can e-mail them to specialists or copy them to a CD if required for consultation in complicated cases.
This is an x-ray showing barium (a contrast agent) in a dog's stomach and intestines. Barium series are often used to check for foreign bodies (things they are not supposed to eat!) and other abnormalities.
This x-ray is showing the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. An injectable contrast agent had been given intravenously to help enhance these structures. This procedure is called an intravenous pyelography (IVP) or excretory urography. This procedure is used to identify abnormal ureters and to evaluate the kidneys.
Ultrasound Service: Ultrasound is an invaluable, noninvasive, diagnostic tool that enables us to image your pet's internal organs. It can be used used to work up a chronic condition or for an emergency abdominal disease. Ultrasound enables us to visualize the structure and architecture of abdominal organs to find any abnormalities that we cannot see or feel on exam. Abdominal ultrasound is commonly used for diagnosing bladder and kidney stones, abdominal masses, to aid in assessment of internal organ function, and to evaluate pregnancies.
Dr. Redden is performing an ultrasound on a dog's abdomen. She is assisted by technicians Darlene and Cathy.
Video Otoscopy: We are equipped with a video otoscope which is a machine that allows us to treat complicated ear infections. The video otoscope can be used to retrieve foreign objects from a ear, thoroughly clean out the ear (with general anesthesia), and allow a pet's owner to see the diseased ear by taking a video or pictures of the procedure. The scope can be used for other procedures such as biopsies of the nasal sinus (nose).
Dr. Wilson performing a video otoscope procedure on a dog with a long term ear infection.
Internal medicine consults: We offer referrals to an internal medicine specialist who performs ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures, and helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases if needed.