Short Pump Animal Hospital offers a variety of laboratory services for our diagnostic care.
Our high-resolution digital machine provides very detailed images of your pet’s organs and bones. These facilitate a more rapid diagnosis of your pet’s condition.
Ultrasound imaging allows us to more precisely see the movement and internal makeup of your pet’s organs giving us another tool to help us achieve a correct diagnosis. We can evaluate the abdominal organs, the heart and detect the presence of effusion (fluid) in the chest, abdominal and pericardial cavity. Ultrasound is also used in confirming pregnancies and assessing the health of the feti and for performing ultrasound guided biopsies within the abdomen. It is noninvasive and painless.
Dogs and cats are more prone to skin allergic reactions than most people think. Pets often show signs of allergies through skin problems and gastrointestinal problems thanks to a relatively higher number of mast cells that release histamine. Histamine causes humans to sneeze when exposed to something that they are allergic to, and it is mainly found on the skin of cats and dogs. We pay close attention to any allergies and dermatology issues your pet may have to help relieve their symptoms. Our pets are also prone to opportunistic skin and ear infections. We use a variety of diagnostic tools to help us get the correct diagnosis so we can initiate effective treatments.
Otolaryngology focuses on the ears, throat, and nose. These areas can reveal signs of disease in your pet. Our animal hospital has dedicated veterinarians who are experienced in finding signs of disease in your pet.