Veterinary Diagnostic Tools for Prompt Treatment
At Union Lake Veterinary Hospital, we care as much about your pets’ health and happiness as you do. This is why we equip our hospital with the latest diagnostic tools that modern veterinary science has to offer.
In addition to producing high-quality images with the same contrast and quality as traditional X-rays, digital X-ray machines offer a number of advantages over traditional film X-ray technology:
- Convenience and speed—Results appear on a computer screen immediately with no waiting for film to be developed. They can be instantly transmitted electronically to a board-certified radiologist for interpretation with rapid turnaround time
- Safety—A lower amount of radiation is needed to produce a digital x-ray, so your pet and our team are kept safer.
Ultrasound enables us to view your pet’s liver, kidneys, spleen, intestines, bladder, heart, and other internal organs. The equipment we use is so sensitive that in the case of one cat, we were able to identify a piece of ordinary string that was causing a blockage in his intestines.
Both digital X-ray and ultrasound enable our veterinarians to view and diagnose problems inside your pet without having to resort to exploratory surgery. These non-invasive, non-surgical diagnostic procedures eliminate the stress and discomfort of having to potentially undergo exploratory surgery, while allowing us to determine treatment options quickly to get your pet back to optimal health.