When it comes to managing the health of our animal companions, early detection of disease is important. Because many of the illnesses and injuries that our pets can suffer from cannot be easily detected on the surface of the skin, we must rely on veterinary diagnostics. These tools allow us to quickly and accurately identify, diagnose and treat whatever may be ailing your pet in a timely manner, greatly improving the chances of a positive outcome. Edgewood Animal Hospital utilizes cutting edge technology to provide our patients with the most advanced diagnostic care available.
As humans, when we become sick or injured we simply make an appointment, visit the doctor, get a diagnosis and receive the appropriate treatment. When it comes to managing the health of our animal companions, things aren’t always as straightforward.
Many of the illnesses and injuries that our pets can suffer from cannot be easily detected on the surface of the skin. What’s more, since our animal companions cannot speak to tell us what’s wrong, explain their symptoms or show us where it hurts, getting the answers we need can be like solving a complex puzzle. In these instances, we must rely on veterinary diagnostics. These invaluable tools allow us to quickly and accurately identify, diagnose and treat whatever may be ailing your pet in a timely manner so that he or she will have a better chance of making a full recovery.
Edgewood Animal Hospital utilizes cutting edge technology and modern equipment to provide our patients with the most advanced diagnostic care available. Our doctors are skilled in identifying and treating internal diseases, skin and ear problems, dental disease, orthopedic problems, and behavioral issues, among many others. They rely on our many in-house testing capabilities to achieve accurate and timely diagnoses so that they can address medical concerns in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
At EAH, we offer the latest in digital radiology, which allows us to instantly capture and evaluate images of your pet’s internal health. Our state-of the-art computer system allows easy access to patient test results and radiographic images. It also facilitates good communication between our clients and and our doctors for comprehensive case follow up.
Our hospital is outfitted with an in-house laboratory, which is well equipped with state of the art testing instruments. This enables us to run a wide array of diagnostic tests and gather results quickly – often before you even leave the building. For those situations where specialty testing is required, we utilize outside a number of laboratories that offer fast and accurate service.
Some of the common diagnostic tests we are able to run in-house include:
- Complete Blood Counts
- Blood Chemistry Profiles
- Thyroid Screening
- Fecal Evaluations
- Heartworm Tests
- Feline Leukemia and FIV Test
- Fungal Cultures
- Parvovirus Tests
- Skin Scraping Evaluation
Our ultrasound machine provides a non-invasive way to view internal organs so they can be evaluated properly. Ultrasound technology works by sending sound waves and interpreting the echoes that return from the body tissues. This imaging tool is particularly useful in assessment of the bladder, evidence of pregnancy, organs, and heart.
Endoscopy allows our experienced doctors to get a glimpse at internal areas of the body which are otherwise difficult to view, such as ears, mouth, and throat. It is particularly useful in monitoring the ongoing response to therapy for diseases of these areas.
X-rays are critical for the assessment of bones and internal organs. Our new digital radiograph machine provides patient images in mere seconds. The images captured are then automatically downloaded into the computerized patient file for easy access. They can also be sent via e-mail or DVD to a board certified radiologist if a second opinion is desired. These views can be enlarged, and the contrast changed to better highlight subtle changes.
The ECG machine measures the heart rate and rhythm to assess for any abnormalities. Heart disease as well as other metabolic diseases or drugs can cause an abnormal heart rate and/or rhythms which can be harmful or even fatal to your pet. Performing an ECG helps us plan better care for patients with these diseases.