We provide a wide range of advanced diagnostic tools that help our veterinarians diagnose and treat your pet’s medical condition.
X-ray images are a commonly used tool that allows our veterinarians to visualize your pet’s internal systems. We use cutting edge digital radiography to screen for foreign objects, injuries, and abnormalities.
Digital dental x-rays can also be used to image your pet’s mouth during their dental exam. This technique gives us more detailed views of your pet’s teeth, roots, gums, and surrounding bone. This allows our veterinarians to diagnose bone loss or any hidden disease that could negatively affect your pet’s oral health.
Laboratory screening tests such as complete blood counts, blood chemistry, urinalysis, parasite testing, and viral screenings are performed at IDEXX Laboratories which provides a high quality, service and excellent quality control. Often, test results are available later the same day of submission. Minor diagnostic tests can be provided by our hospital’s in-house laboratory.
Electrocardiogram and blood pressure monitoring help our veterinarians to detect conditions such as hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias. These tests can provide a baseline reading during wellness exams for sick or senior pets. We also use these tests to monitor your pets’ condition while under anesthesia, and to evaluate and stabilize critically ill pets.
Our hospital is equipped to treat ophthalmological conditions such as dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal degeneration, eyelid disorders, and corneal or ocular trauma.
A biopsy is a small tissue sample that will be analyzed by a pathologist at the laboratory to help determine the nature of any lumps or growths on your pet. We can also use this technique to acquire tissue samples of a pet’s internal organs during an exploratory surgery.
Abdominal endoscopy is an imaging tool that helps us diagnose diseases of the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. With this tool, our veterinarians are able to visualize the internal structure of these tissues and perform biopsies which are sent to a pathologist for further analysis. Endoscopy is always performed while your pet is safely under anesthesia.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging tool that our veterinarians use to diagnose diseases of the heart, lungs, kidneys, bladder, liver, pancreas, and intestines. Cardiac and abdominal ultrasound scans are available on-site.
It is our policy to offer our clients treatment options so that they are able to have input into the most appropriate course of action for their pet. We provide recommendations, treatment plans and the estimated costs associated with them in order for you to make informed decisions about your pet’s treatment options.
For more information about our diagnostic services, please call us at 416-537-3128.