Pet Diagnostics in Houston, TX
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Solving Health Problems with Pet Diagnostics in Houston, TX

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
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
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In-House Blood Work for Cats and Dogs

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.

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Cat and Dog Digital X-Rays

Cat and Dog 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.

Pet Diagnostics in Houston, TX
Veterinarian using the CT Scan on a dog in Houston, TX
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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.

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Endoscopy

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.

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Ultrasonography

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