Radiology, ultrasound and laboratory diagnostics
Radiology and Ultrasound
We offer state of the art digital radiography (x-ray). Radiographs are extremely helpful in diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical problems. It helps us locate tumors and foreign bodies, fractures, and arthritic lesions. It detects heart and lung disease, gastrointestinal problems, and bladder stones. It also allows us to perform contrast studies of the intestinal and urinary tract to detect more difficult problems.
Ultrasounds and echocardiograms are performed by our referral specialist Dr. Janina Bartels. They enable us to visualize the surface and inner structures of organs. This provides us with a visual map of the body and becomes a crucial tool when diagnosing diseases of the heart, lungs, liver, gallbladder, adrenal glands, intestines, spleen, and urinary tract.
Laboratory Testing and Diagnostics
Our hospital is equipped with a complete laboratory. It provides us with invaluable information that is critical to the acute sick and injured patient, as well as those undergoing anesthesia. Results are available within minutes. If your pet requires specialized testing, we have access to an outside referral lab. Our most commonly performed lab tests are heartworm tests, fecal exams, complete blood counts, blood chemistry, and urinalysis.