Digital Radiography, Ultrasound, Echocardiogram, & Endoscopy
Diagnostics and preventive care can help catch various health issues before they become serious, reducing the chances of expensive treatments or even death. The earlier an issue is identified, the more options you have for treatment.
Family Pet Clinic uses cutting-edge technology, including in-house chemistry analyzers and digital radiographs, to get the most accurate possible diagnosis of your pet quickly, making a world of difference when time is of the essence. Below is a list of just a few of the conditions we treat following a diagnosis:
- Ear and Skin Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Mast Cell Tumors
- Intestinal Parasites
- Heartworm Disease
- Thyroid Conditions
- Kidney Disease
- Cushing’s or Addison’s Disease
In-Clinic Diagnostics Offered at Family Pet Clinic
In-House Chemistry Analyzer – With the importance of yearly bloodwork and the ability for us to run basic chemistry panels in-clinic during those more urgent situations with our Idexx Catalyst machine.
Family Pet Clinic proudly offers digital radiographs that allow us to take detailed images of your pet’s internal organs, bones, and other structures. This helps us detect abnormalities such as arthritis, tumors, foreign bodies, or fractures easily and non-invasively. We use this same digital X-ray technology during your pet’s dental exam to check for any abnormalities that may appear below the gum line, such as abscesses, impacted teeth, or broken roots.
Our state-of-the-art machines offer a faster and more detailed way to examine your pet than traditional X-rays, which means we can assess issues sooner, helping us identify potential problems and get started on treating them right away.
An echocardiogram is a non-invasive procedure that provides an ultrasound specifically of the heart and blood vessels, allowing us to see how well the heart is functioning. With this technology, we can identify potential risks or problems that may be causing your pet discomfort and take the necessary steps to ensure their continued well-being.
Our skilled team of veterinarians uses ultrasound technology, which uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image, to examine our patient’s internal organs, such as their liver, lungs, and kidneys. This helps us detect abnormalities and diagnose any underlying health issues. It is also a non-invasive technique that usually does not require anesthesia, providing the safest possible experience.
Using a small video camera at the end of a thin tube, we can see inside your pet’s body and diagnose illnesses or injuries. This minimally invasive procedure is known as an endoscopy, and our skilled team is trained to use the latest endoscopy techniques. With endoscopy, your pet can get the help they need without the risks and side effects associated with surgery but also gain the much-needed information to further treat their condition.