Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital utilizes the latest in veterinary digital radiology in order to quickly process high-quality, detailed radiographs (x-rays) of your pet. We use Fovea Digital Radiology equipment for basic and advanced radiographs. We are also pleased to provide our dental patients with digital dental x-ray technology using Corix X-Ray equipment.
Radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. High-quality, detailed x-rays are useful in identifying the location of fractures, pinpointing the size and location of tumors and growths, spotting signs of heart disease and more.
Digital radiology has many benefits for your pet and our staff. Our sophisticated digital x-ray equipment produces highly-detailed images that allow our veterinarians to make a more rapid and accurate diagnosis. Because digital x-ray images can be saved on a computer, they can be transmitted quickly by email to outside specialists if a referral or second opinion is necessary. The images can also be saved to a disc and given to you. Digital x-rays are easier and faster to process than traditional film x-rays, resulting in less time on the x-ray table (and less stress) for your pet. The harsh chemicals once necessary for developing x-rays are not needed for digital x-rays, reducing potential harm to our staff and the environment.
In order to provide more advanced diagnostic care for our patients, we provide in hospital abdominal, thoracic, orthopedic, and skull ultrasonography. A board certified radiologist is performs the ultrasound on your pet to ensure rapid and accurate diagnosis. If your pet requires a procedure called a Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA), the specialist performs this at the time of the ultrasound. Click here for FAQs about Ultrasound!
When your pet is sick, he or she cannot tell us what is wrong. Diagnostic laboratory tests are an essential part of determining what is ailing your pet and finding the best course of treatment. Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital is equipped with a state-of-the-art, in-house diagnostic laboratory capable of performing a wide array of laboratory tests. Some of the tests that we perform include:
- Chemistry profile
- Endocrine profile
- Urology (including in-house culture)
- Intestinal and hematologic parasite evaluation
Our laboratory is staffed by a team of specially trained veterinary technicians capable of processing and interpreting laboratory tests quickly and accurately.
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