In order to accurately identify veterinary illnesses and diseases we have to know what is going on inside your pet. Laboratory tests give us part of that diagnostic assessment while digital X-rays and ultrasound imaging aid in completing the picture.
Digital radiography, or digital X-rays, provides our veterinarians with a non-invasive, painless tool for evaluating musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. Many conditions, such as masses, tumors, potential obstructions, arthritis, fractures, and pet pregnancies, can be detected with enhanced reliability and precision.
Much like pictures taken with a digital camera, digital X-ray images can be viewed on a computer screen immediately after taking them. This results in fewer retakes, more precise images, and less radiation exposure to your feline or canine family member and our staff members. In addition, digital X-rays can easily be archived, copied, or transferred to referring veterinary specialists when needed.
Ultrasound technology is a painless, non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology that gives our veterinarians the ability to visualize the internal architecture of your pet’s organs. The technology uses sound waves to obtain real-time images of your animal companion’s inner workings. It is particularly effective when assessing the heart, abdominal organs, and reproductive tract for pregnancy evaluations.