Pet Diagnostic Services
At Central Valley Animal Hospital, we have state-of-the-art diagnostic technology that can help us identify underlying conditions in your pet. Our hospital offers complete laboratory testing with results while you wait, radiographic imaging, and electrocardiograms.
We provide the following diagnostic services:
X-rays are the most common imaging tool we use to examine your dog or cat’s organs and their cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. This is a non-invasive procedure that allows the veterinarian to get a better look at the conditions affecting your pet.
There are a number of benefits to using digital x-rays over film x-rays. Digital x-rays have a higher image quality compared to traditional x-rays, making it much easier to view and interpret. These images are instantly available to the veterinarian, which means less time away from your pet and a faster, more accurate diagnosis. There is also lessened exposure to radiation with digital radiology thanks to computer - and it’s more environmentally friendly!
When digital radiology is used:
- To find foreign objects or materials within the body that may have been ingested
- To diagnose fractures, bone and/or joint abnormalities, and various injuries
- To screen for abnormalities within the heart, lungs, urinary, and digestive organs
- To screen for certain types of cancer
We have an in-house laboratory featuring state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to quickly and accurately evaluate and diagnose your pet’s condition. No need to find a specialty veterinary hospital – we provide it within our hospital. We are proud to offer results while you wait, for real-time results that give you added peace of mind. This allows us to immediately diagnose the problem and to treat your pet as soon as possible.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
We monitor your pet’s blood pressure while under anesthesia, suffering shock, or in other life-threatening conditions. We also evaluate your pet’s blood pressure during routine annual or biannual check-ups.
While your pet is under anesthesia, we monitor all vitals to make sure your pet is safe and unharmed. We monitor your pet’s heart activity, ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, respiratory system, and temperature throughout every stage of surgery.