Our hospital offers state of the art
radiology services, allowing our doctors immediate access to your pets X-rays.
X-rays can be taken as part of our Senior Care program to screen for hidden
diseases, or can be used as part of the doctor’s diagnostic plan to identify the
cause of disease.
X-rays can be focused to one part of the body (e.g. the knee), or involve
several portions (e.g. the abdominal cavity).
It can also be used to determine the size of a structure or organ (e.g. heart
Common problems visible on X-rays: Arthritis, heart disease, lung disease (e.g.
pneumonia), liver and spleen disease, bladder and kidney stones, stomach or
intestinal foreign bodies, masses/tumors and other forms of cancer.
Digital X-rays of any body part:
skull, chest, abdomen, spine, orthopedic
Healthy senior pet screening
Penn Hip Certification
Our hospital offers full ultrasound services.
We are able to provide minor abdominal ultrasound in our hospital, and also
major abdominal and chest ultrasounds with specialists in the area that travel
and perform the procedures at our office depending on the circumstances.
Ultrasounds and echocardiograms (chest ultrasounds) are an important part of the
diagnostic work-up of a sick pet.
are also used on pets that have chronic diseases (e.g. heart disease).
Chronic diseases monitoring
Ultrasound-guided cystocentesis (to collect sterile
Ultrasound-guided biopsies when indicated
Minimally Invasive Imaging:
Our hospital offers rigid endoscopy services.
A rigid endoscope is a small tubular telescope that allows our doctor to look
inside a body cavity that would otherwise have to be examined through a more
Exploration and retrieval of
Explorations and biopsy of the
abdomen (in organs such as the liver, kidney, small intestines, and others)
Biopsy for diagnosis on cancer
patients (detection and staging)
examination and biopsies of organs such as urinary bladder, nose, and ears
Our hospital offers MedRX Vetscope to allow real time visualization and
treatment of any orifice of the body (e.g. ears, mouth, nose).
Deep Ear Cleaning
Tonometry - to measure
the intraocular eye pressure of your pet. This tool helps our doctors rule
in/out glaucoma, uveitis, and other eye diseases.
Fluorescein stain test
- to evaluate the integrity your pets cornea
Schirmer's tear test -
to evaluate and monitor the tear production of each eye
with specialist available in the area
(ECG) - to evaluate the heart
rate and rhythm. Our doctors use it prior to every anesthesia and recommend it
as part of our Senior Care Program.
It is also highly recommended to monitor pets with heart disease.
available with specialist in the DFW area.
Blood Pressure (BP) using the doppler system
for highly accurate results. Our
doctors recommend it as part of our Feline annual exams and as part of our
Senior Care Program in dogs and cats.
It is also highly recommended to monitor pets with high blood pressure,
hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, and heart disease.
Idexx Vet Test - This helps tell us if some of the major organs
in the body are affected by a condition.
blood test that allows our doctors access to time-sensitive diagnostic
information during critical/unstable/emergency patients.
This is examining cells under a
microscope where we can take a small amount of tissue, exudates (pus), discharge
(ears) and put them on a slide. After staining we can often isolate a problem.
Idexx Laboratory -
This is our outside
laboratory partner that can perform more complete chemistries, cbcs, endocrine
testing, parasite testing as considered necessary for your pet.
Samples are submitted twice daily and most results are back
within 24 hours.
Specialized testing -
necessary, our doctors may recommend specialized tests for your pet.
Common laboratories that are used by our doctors include: