We utilize advanced technology to aid us in the diagnosis of many of the medical conditions your pet might be experiencing.
Our in-house, state of the art digital X-ray equipment provides Dr. Helgen with fast x-ray results, as the digital format provides a more enhanced image and eliminates processing and development time required with traditional x-rays. X-rays are very useful for diagnosing medical problems. A mass or foreign object in the stomach is often easily seen in an X-ray. If your pet is vomiting, an X-ray can reveal whether your pet has eaten string, socks or a large part of his/her toy. Digital X-rays help us evaluate skeletal, cardiopulmonary, abdominal, reproductive, and urinary systems. It is the perfect tool for OFA x-rays of the hips and elbows.
Ultrasonography is a non-invasive technique that allows the Doctors to visually examine your pet's internal body structures, allowing for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The patient's are able to be fully awake during this procedure. Areas of inflammation or ulceration are easily seen. Masses, strictures and foreign bodies (hair balls, bones, toys, rocks, socks, coins, etc.), vessels, clots and organs may also be examined.
Nothing could or should replace the attentive, professional, and compassionate care we offer during your pet's veterinary exam. However, because many conditions cannot be diagnosed without the assistance of lab tests, we support our tradition of hands-on medicine with the latest technology of onsite laboratory diagnostics. We can perform urinalysis to check for kidney and bladder health, blood tests for heartworm and tick borne diseases, fecal analysis for the presence of parasites and giardia, plus complete blood chemistry and advanced diagnostics to determine the overall health of your pet. Because our laboratory is on site, there is no waiting for test results. We are able to share the results of numerous tests with you in just minutes. That way, we can respond immediately if treatment is needed, and your pet will be on its way back to health.