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There may be a time when your pet gets sick. This is a scary time that can be very stressful to you and your pet. Fortunately, at Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital, we have the capability of getting to the bottom of the problem quickly.
Also, in our continued quest to "Keep your pet happy and healthy for a lifetime", we have the diagnostic equipment and skills to help detect disease early so that we can stop or slow the progression of that disease before it becomes life threatening.
Our state-of-the-art in house lab gives information quickly so that you will know results in minutes. With this equipment, we can even perform bloodwork the same day as a surgical procedure or we can diagnose organ problems in minutes.
Complete Blood Cell Analysis - Counts red and white blood cells to screen for problems such as anemia, infection, signs of allergies, cancer.
Blood Chemistry Analysis Machine - Measures values in the blood that detects such things as liver, kidney, pancreatic and other organ problmes.
Urinalysis - This test allows us to screen for diseases such as diabetes, early kidney disease/ failure, urinary tract infection, crystals in the urine and other diseases. This test is essential for early detection and prevention.
Digital X-Ray is quickly becoming the accepted standard of care. This machine delivers the images of your pet on a computer screen instead of a film. This allows us to zoom in on problem areas for a more thorough evaluation of your pet. We can even put the images on a disc for you to take home. If needed, we can digitally send these images to Board Certified specialists.
Dental X-Rays are used to find out what is going on under the gumline. If your pet has any of the following, call us to schedule a time for your pet's dental x-ray.
|Broken Tooth||Missing Teeth|
|Eye Discharge||Nasal Discharge|
|Crowded Teeth||Retained Teeth|
|Swelling In/Around Mouth||Discolored Tooth|
|Mobile or Loose Teeth||Malformed Teeth|
|Sneezing||Pawing At The Mouth|
Ultrasound is a great way to "see" inside your pet in a safe, non-painful way. It is different from X-Rays in that we can see what the inside of the organs look like. We can even evaluate the flow of the blood into and out of different organs. This test is extremely helpful to screen for organ disease, enlarged lymph nodes, signs of cancer, urinary stones and crystals, pregnancy and heart disease.
We can even use the ultrasound for needle biopsies of problematic areas so that we may provide a diagnosis without surgical intervention. This allows a quicker, less painful recovery.
The Electrocardiogram is used to diagnose and evaluate the heart for any signs of abnormal beat (arrhythmias) and chamber size abnormalites. We can perform this test at any time.
The EKG is a crucial part of our anesthetic protocol. We monitor your pet's heart rate and rhythm during surgical procedures to make sure that their heart rate remains in a safe zone.
We also have a team of Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist standing by to evaluate your pet's EKG through Cardiopet in New York City. We can send the electrocardiogram through the phone and their specialists send us an interpretation and therapeutic recommendations.
At Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital, we use a special machine to measure your pet's oxygen level in the bloodstream. If your pet is experiencing difficulty breathing, it is important to monitor the oxygen level to make sure that there is enough life giving oxygen being sent to the brain, heart and other organs.
We also use this machine during our surgical procedures to closely monitor your pet's oxygen level while under anesthesia.
High blood pressure can be a silent killer in your pet. It is important to monitor your pet's blood pressure with diseases such as kidney disease, adrenal disease, heart disease. We also recommend to evaluate blood pressure in any pet over 6 years of age.
Blood pressure can change rapidly during surgery. That is why we monitor your pet's blood pressure during anesthetic procedures.
This instrument allows the doctors at AMSH to directly visualize places such as body cavities, lining of the esophagus and stomach. This diagnostic instrument is one of the many that we use to help find the problem in a manner that is as stress free and painless as possible.
The tonopen is used to measure the pressure with in the eye. This screens for glaucoma which can be very painful. Early detection is crucial for a positive outcome with this disease.
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