Our highly trained veterinarians use various diagnostic tests and procedures to gather medical information about your pet’s body and bodily functions. This valuable information helps identify diseases and conditions that make your loved one feel bad and possibly reduces their quality of life and life span. Lake Worth Animal Hospital is equipped with all the modern inhouse equipment we need to be able to get timely and accurate information about your pet’s medical condition. With this information, our veterinarians can identify the disease or disorder and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Lake Worth Animal Hospital is able to provide specialized modern diagnostic equipment including:
- Digital Radiology or X-Rays
- EEG Services
Digital radiology is a safe and effective tool used to capture still images of your pet’s internal organs, bones, and joints. This diagnostic tool is not painful or harmful to your pet because the unit emits very low levels of radiation. Digital images (x-rays) are ideal for viewing because they are available immediately and maintained in a digital file format. Some conditions develop slowly over time so having views of a developing condition over a time span helps the doctor to determine when procedures or treatments become necessary. Radiology helps our veterinarians see pathology that is inside your pet’s body or mouth. This method is used to view the following:
- Bladder and prostate
- Bones and joints
- Lungs and heart
- Stomach, intestines, and colon
Ultrasound allows our veterinarians to look at the internal organs of your pet while these organs are functioning. They can be seen from as many different angles as needed. Ultrasound waves are non-invasive, pain-free, and safe for your pet. Real-time results are received by sound waves traveling into the body, returning 3-Dimensional images of the organ systems as they are. This method is often used to image the following:
- Hear and lung function–murmurs and blood flow
- Abdominal function–blockages or pregnancy
- Liver, bladder, spleen, and kidneys
Interpretations of the ultrasound and any abnormalities found by our veterinarians will lead to the most accurate diagnosis for your pet.
We will make an ih-house referral to an internal medicine specialist who performs ultrasound and endoscopic procedures in more complicated cases.