This technique uses sound waves projected on a computer monitor to visualize and evaluate internal organs and structures such as liver, kidneys, bladder, heart, etc. It can be used to monitor pregnancy, detect tumours, detect fluid, and assist with biopsies.
X-rays are used to evaluate the bones and internal organs of our patients. An x-ray beam passes through the pet and creates a digital image for the veterinarian to interpret. Often, radiographs can be taken without sedating your pet but sometimes sedation is required so we can get the best possible information from this test.
Endoscopy refers to procedures in which internal structures are evaluated non-invasively with a fiber optic scope and camera. We routinely use endoscopy to retrieve foreign bodies (for example, a toy stuck in a dog’s throat), and to collect tissue samples (biopsies) for evaluation. Endoscopy is a service that is offered to our clients and to other veterinary hospitals on a referral basis.
Our skilled staff will collect your pet’s blood and urine for analysis in either our well-equipped in-house laboratory or at our referral laboratory. Our in-house machines allow us to perform hematology (complete blood count – CBC), blood chemistry, urinalysis and more so that we can assess your sick pet quickly when a timely response is necessary. We are equipped to examine fecal samples for parasites, blood and other problems. Our veterinarians and technicians also perform cytology (examination of cells under a microscope) as well.