Specialized tests for your pet may be required for preventative screening (or when you sense something is not right with your dog or cat). South Arbor Animal Hospital is equipped with a wide range of diagnostic equipment including radiology and an onsite state-of-the-art laboratory to help aid Dr. Noel in the diagnosis of many medical conditions.
Digital Radiology. Radiology, or x-ray, is an effective imaging tool used to diagnose a variety of conditions in your dog or cat including orthopedic abnormalities, intestinal obstructions, or organ enlargement, as well as many other vital uses. It is also used for staging heart disease.
Digital Dental Radiology. Sixty percent (60%) of your pet’s teeth lie below their gum line. South Arbor’s digital dental radiology equipment (“x-rays”) produced highly detailed x-rays allow us to visualize and diagnose bone loss or hidden dental disease that may be present in the tooth roots and jawbone areas. Because they are digital there is much less radiation compared to analog systems. The digital images are displayed on the computer screen within a few seconds following exposure while your pet is under safe, general anesthesia.
Laboratory. Our onsite laboratory allows most screening tests to be completed within a very short period of time. Routine fecal screenings, urinalysis, heartworm tests, complete blood counts, pre-surgical screenings and blood chemistry profiles are among the many tests where results are available very quickly. We utilize reliable independent veterinary laboratories when appropriate.
Blood Pressure Monitoring. Accurate blood pressure monitoring assists in assessing your pet’s condition during critical life-threatening times, anesthesia and shock, as well as giving us a baseline blood pressure reading in comprehensive physical exams.
ECG Monitoring. We use ECG monitoring during surgery to provide the safest surgical procedures for your pet. Our system monitors blood pressure, respiration, heart activity, oxygen saturation and temperature.