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Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing

Digital Radiology (x-rays): Provides diagnostic information with reduced radiation exposure to patients.

Ultrasound: Ultrasound exams are a useful tool for many situations, such as:

  • Abnormal bloodwork
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that has lasted a long time
  • Weight loss with no change in eating habits
  • Chronic infections
  • Change in urinary habits
  • Baseline ultrasound for future examination (geriatric patients)
  • Recheck on previous problem
  • Cancer staging
  • Fluid in chest or abdomen
  • Pregnancy
  • Pre-surgical exam
  • Biopsies

ECG: An electrocardiogram is a non-invasive procedure that allows a veterinarian to check how your pet’s heart is performing. It measures the rate and regularity of heartbeats and size and position of the heart chambers. By revealing signs of any existing heart damage early, your pet has a better chance for successful treatment of any heart condition. It is important to monitor for signs of heart issues, especially during your pet’s senior years.

Blood Pressure Monitoring: This is a recommended service, especially for senior pets. Some illnesses can be detected early because of high blood pressure, including chronic renal failure, Cushing’s disease, certain adrenal tumors and heart disease.