By utilizing the most up-to-date technology, the doctors and technicians at Glenmoore Veterinary Hospital are able to better monitor and evaluate the overall health and well-being of your pet in the most efficient and accurate way possible.
Digital Radiography: We are proud to offer digital radiology (X-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film).
This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet and it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays. X-rays can be very beneficial to help identify the cause of problems, and/or provide a list of possible causes.
They provide valuable information about your pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, and colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and urogenital system (bladder, kidneys, and prostate). We can use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Patients need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia. A doctor will always discuss that with you in advance if sedation is needed.
Ultrasound: We offer this noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to examine a pet’s internal organs and other structures inside the body.
It can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs such as: heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, gallbladder, and bladder; or to detect fluid, cysts, tumors; and to confirm or monitor an ongoing pregnancy. Ultrasound does not involve radiation, has no known side effects, and does not typically require pets to be sedated or anesthetized.
Usually the hair in the area to be examined needs to be shaved so the doctor can obtain the best results.
Laboratory: Our In-house and Off-site laboratories provide us with the ability to look at complete blood counts and chemistry panels to monitor a patient’s organ function, as well as check their electrolytes. We also screen for fecal parasites, Heartworm disease, and Lyme disease.
Some of the other tests available include: Urinalysis, Thyroid function testing, Glucose Curve, Canine & Feline Wellness Profiles, Biopsies, Adrenal Panels, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, and much more.
Other diagnostics/monitoring available include:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG): This device measures the electrical conduction through the heart, the heart rate, rhythm and changes in heart function.
- Oxygen Saturation of the Blood (SpO2): This is a basic measurement of how well the lungs are transferring oxygen to the blood.
Blood Pressure: We measure this using an indirect form with a cuff around your pet’s forelimb or hind limb. Blood pressure is the best indicator of blood flow (perfusion) to the vital internal organs.
- Glaucoma testing