Radiology and Ultrasound
Radiographs (x-rays) may be necessary to assist our doctors in making a diagnosis or ruling out causes of disease. X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, and colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate).
Ultrasonography (also called ultrasound or sonography) is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure the doctor may use to examine a pet’s internal organs and other structures inside the body. It can be used to evaluate the animal’s heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and bladder; to detect fluid, cysts, tumors, or abscesses; and to confirm pregnancy or monitor an ongoing pregnancy.
We may use this imaging technique in conjunction with radiography (x-rays) and other diagnostic methods to ensure a proper diagnosis. Interpretation of ultrasound images requires great skill on the part of the clinician.
STATE OF THE ART FACILITY
Our hospital is fully equipped with state of the art digital radiographs and an ultrasound machines. We are proud to offer digital radiology, which allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet while using less radiation than traditional x-rays. All of our doctors are trained in interpreting radiographic and ultrasound images as well as getting the best quality images possible. This also allows our doctors to have the capability to send our radiographs and ultrasound images to board certified radiologists for further review. All of these diagnostic images can usually be taken and interpreted on the same day.
Itchy Pet Awareness
Itchy Pet Awareness Month may be over, but it is always good to keep an eye out for your pet’s health when it comes to allergies and skin conditions. Frequent licking, excessive rolling, ear problems, hair loss, body odor, and skin changes are all common symptoms. If you spot any of these Itchy signs in your pet, call us today to schedule a skin health checkup!