Solving Health Problems with Pet Diagnostics in Houston
When checking your pet for health issues, the necessary next step following a wellness exam is to use diagnostics. We offer a variety of cutting edge diagnostic tools for examining your pet internally. Furthermore, this technology enables us to make the most accurate diagnosis possible, and do so within a reasonable time frame. As a result, we can work more efficiently to find the most appropriate treatment for their condition.
Our skilled veterinary team uses diagnostic equipment on a daily basis to treat pets. The services we provide in this area include:
- In-house blood work
- Digital radiology
- CT scan
In-House Blood Work
A safe, simple way to evaluate your pet's internal health and check for signs of disease or parasites is to run a blood test. Our animal hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art analyzers designed to produce the most reliable test results. Furthermore, we can run tests and get results quickly if your pet is experiencing an urgent health problem. Tests we commonly perform at our animal hospital include blood chemistries and the complete blood cell count (CBC). These tests can give us a more detailed picture of your pet's current health status. Another benefit of this service is that it enables us to monitor health changes and the effects of medical treatments.
Digital X-ray is an advanced imaging technique that allows us to study your pet's bones, heart and abdominal organs. Unlike traditional film X-ray, digital X-ray affords a much higher level of speed and clarity. Due to its reliability and efficiency, our digital X-ray equipment sees frequent use. In addition, we can send X-ray images to board-certified radiologists for further review.
Our CT Scan Capabilities
We're extremely pleased to have a cutting-edge CT imaging scanner at our practice. CT stands for computer tomography, and with this technology, we can take rotating cross-sectional X-ray images of your pet. Our scanner can generate hundreds of cross-sectional images in a matter of seconds, then process them into a complete, reconstructed image. Consequently, these two- and three-dimensional images can help us detect bone fractures, tumors, arthritis, and signs of stroke.
An endoscope is a flexible tube mounted with a small video camera. While your pet is under anesthesia, the endoscope can be placed in the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract or nasal passages to check for problems. The endoscope can also function as an exploratory tool and biopsy collector. With an endoscopic exam, we can diagnose cancer and explore the thoracic and abdominal tracts, and examine the ear canal and nasal passages.
Like X-ray, ultrasound is non-invasive, painless and drug-free. In addition, most patients do not require sedation during their procedure unless we believe it will help them relax. Ultrasound involves bouncing high-frequency sound waves off the internal organs. Consequently, the resulting echoes create a moving, real-time image for our veterinarians to evaluate and interpret. With ultrasound, we can:
- Diagnose pregnancies
- Detect cysts and tumors
- Check for bladder stones
- Assess the shape, texture, size and function of various internal organs
Just the kindest, pet centered vets in town! They have been so responsive and so helpful...plus they treat exotics. Nice to have one place for all of our animals - Dachshund, Lab, Great Pyrenees and our Flemish Giant rabbit.
Brought my bearded dragon as a first time visitor. The staff was so nice and helpful! I felt very comfortable. The doctors and assistants were also knowledgeable and took time to make sure I was providing the right care for my Tomo.
The staff is amazing here. They helped get my #1 back to his normal, healthy self. Everyone of was kind, helpful, and attentative. 10/10 would recommend.
I also love that you treat so many kinds of animals! We have taken you ferrets, a chicken, a pot bellied pig and ofcourse, dogs. You have done an excellent job with all. I would (and do often!) heartily recommend this clinic. Thank you being so good at your job!
Took our Berber Skink in this weekend and was totally impressed by the caring staff. Dr. Jordan did a great job in diagnosing Skittles' problems. Kim was very patient in explaining what we needed to do to bring him back to health. We would highly recommend them for all your pet family members.
Extremely professional staff, yet personable. Genuine care and concern is something that I noticed on my first visit, which will keep me coming back.
I took my lionhead dwarf rabbit for an initial wellness checkup today and loved Dr. Jordan and Kim! I'm glad to have established Kiki's care here and highly recommend Animal Medical Center of the Village!