Internal Medicine & Diagnostics
STATE OF THE ART CARE
We use the latest in advanced diagnostic tools, including digital pet X-rays, ultrasound, rigid and flexible endoscopes, ultrasonography, and a comprehensive in-house laboratory. All of this enables us to quickly and accurately diagnose medical issues and determine the ideal treatment plan for your animal companion.
WHAT WE OFFER
In-House and Reference Laboratories
Sometimes a simple examination is not enough to catch underlying health concerns. With our laboratory services, Hartsdale is able to take a deeper dive into your pet’s well-being. Lab work will help us better understand the animal’s immune system. These services will also help to identify infections and discover any problems with hydration or anemia.
Our state-of-the-art facility and knowledgeable staff allow us to perform these tests: heartworm testing, blood chemistry panels, fecal examinations and urinalysis.
Emergency situations may require further testing – which we can perform onsite. There’s no need to hop from clinic to clinic until you find the answers you’re looking for. Our comprehensive list of services will see you through to the root of your pet’s problem.
Of course, once the health concern has been diagnosed, our team will create a treatment plan that works for you and is tailored to your pet. Give us a call to get started.
Digital Radiology & Imaging
When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.
We are proud to offer digital radiology (x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film). This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.
Although heart problems are found more often in older pets, these conditions can affect pets at any age. Heart disease is usually a life-threatening condition, but early diagnosis and appropriate therapy can extend your pet’s life. If caught soon enough, some forms of heart disease can be cured.
Heart disease can lead to congestive heart failure (CHF), which occurs when the heart can no longer pump blood effectively. If an animal is suffering from CHF, fluid usually accumulates in and around the lungs and sometimes in the abdomen. Congenital heart disease (animals born with a heart problem), valvular heart disease (abnormalities of the heart valves), arrhythmias (rhythm disturbances), and heartworm disease can all lead to CHF.
Immediate review of imaging and ECGs by board certified radiologists and cardiologists.