We know to accurately manage health and diagnose illness, state-of-the-art pet diagnostics are needed. Here are just some of the point-of-care diagnostics we use to help create a timely treatment plan.
Our in-house diagnostic testing capability is one of the best in the country. Our veterinarians have access to testing that will provide key information necessary for diagnosis and creating a treatment plan. Often veterinarians will have results in less than an hour. Starting here first means you’ll have answers the same day without being referred to another location for testing.
We have IDEXX Diagnostic Laboratory equipment for quick, accurate results on-site: CBC, Chemistry, Urine, and Heartworm.
Our V-Tron on-site mobile CT system is powered by Xoran Technologies. Having our own CT allows clients to receive advanced diagnostic information, so together, the client and the veterinarians can proceed with a treatment plan immediately. We’ve used V-Tron for dentistry, orthopedic, and abdominal cases. It’s easy and fast to use, and it integrates nicely into the care of our pets.
The Versana Premier ultrasound is a self-contained networked system used for acquiring diagnostic medical images with ease. These are recommended for diagnosing heart conditions, examining the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and reproductive organs, and screening for cancer. We may also use ultrasound if your pet is experiencing pregnancy issues or reproduction problems.
A Visera endoscope is a flexible tube with a viewing port and/or a video camera attachment that is inserted into the digestive system. The endoscope allows full-color viewing of the esophagus, stomach, and the upper part of the small intestine or the colon. This is especially helpful in identifying foreign bodies such as bones, sticks, rocks, toys, hairballs, etc.
Bacterial PCR Screening
LexaGene’s MiQLab® System for Veterinary Diagnostics is a fully automated, point-of-care system that accurately screens clinical samples for 10 common bacterial pathogens and 33 markers for antimicrobial resistance. The MiQLab® System provides rapid reference-laboratory quality test results using real-time PCR. The system is currently used to screen for urinary tract infections and skin and ear infections. Cedar Animal Hospital is only 1 of a few hospitals in the nation using the LexaGene PCR technology.
Advanced Digital Radiology
The benefits of this type of radiography, a tool to see what’s going on in your pet’s body, include instantly viewing images on a computer screen; decreased radiation exposure for your pet and the staff; and storing the photos electronically. Not only does the doctor view these images, but we also have a second set of eyes in SignalPET, a state-of-the-art program that views the radiographs and prints out a detailed report of what it sees.
Blood Bank System
Both cats and dogs occasionally need blood transfusions in cases of trauma, surgery, cancer, an infectious disease, or certain other medical situations because of this we have started our own point of care blood bank system to help save lives.