Because our four-legged family members cannot talk to us, it’s important to have them examined regularly. If any problems are discovered during these examinations, we may need to perform additional testing to further assess your pet’s health. Tri-County Animal Hospital has sophisticated diagnostic equipment that can quickly and accurately help us diagnosis existing health conditions, as well as prevent conditions that could impact your pet’s health. Our diagnostic tools include:
Digital radiology is commonly used to diagnose bone and joint conditions, screen for cancer and abnormalities within the organs, and to locate foreign objects within the body. The image quality of a digital x-ray is much higher than a film x-ray, and allows for a quicker diagnosis and treatment. It also allows us to immediately send digital images to any radiologist or specialist that may be consulting on the case. Current technology allows us to discuss your pets X-rays with you in the examination room using an iPad.
We have an in-house laboratory that provides our doctors with rapid results allowing immediate access to critical information for our sick patients regarding kidney and liver function, blood sugar, electrolytes, packed cell volume and pre-operative screening for our patients undergoing surgery.
We use state-of-the art anesthetic machines for monitoring blood pressure, respiration, heart activity, oxygen saturation, and temperature during all surgical and dental procedures.
Tri-County Animal Hospital provides veterinary cardiology to diagnose and treat various cardiovascular conditions in dogs and cats. Our veterinarians can treat conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and valvular disorders.
Signs of cardiovascular conditions in pets include:
If you suspect that your pet may be experiencing a cardiovascular condition, please call us right away to schedule an appointment.
In order to diagnose your pet’s condition, we will examine his or her full medical history, and perform diagnostic testing such as blood work evaluation, chest x-rays, EKG and an echocardiogram. These tools can help us confirm the presence of an underlying heart problem and assess the severity of the condition.