At Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital, we utilize a wide range of diagnostic equipment to aid us in the diagnosis of many medical conditions.
Digital radiology, or x-ray, is a non-invasive method of examining your dog or cat’s internal organs and internal systems such as muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. The image quality of a digital x-ray is much higher than a film x-ray and there is no time lost in processing the image.
The digital images can be visualized within a few seconds following exposure, allowing us to quickly diagnose your pet. It also reduces the amount of time your dog or cat is under safe, general anesthesia (if required).
Ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic imaging tool that allows us to look at the organs of the abdomen or chest such as the liver, kidneys, spleen or heart in 3-D real time. Pregnancy exams utilizing ultrasound technology are also available. Ultrasound typically does not require sedation unless internal tissue samples are collected. If a biopsy is required, we are able to safely obtain those samples using the ultrasound as a guide.
We have an in-house, state of the art laboratory for diagnostic testing which gives us test results in a short period of time. We can run complete blood chemistry panels, blood tests for heartworm and tick borne diseases, and urinalysis to check for kidney and bladder health (verified by outside laboratory in some cases). We are able to share the results of these tests with you within 24 hours and will respond immediately if treatment is needed.
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.