While our Cleveland veterinarians begin with a physical exam to diagnose how your pet is doing, we also have a variety of advanced veterinary diagnostic tools to enhance our doctors’ senses (at least 4 of the 5 as they don’t typically taste anything). Our Digital Thermal Camera is the first (and only one) available to Cleveland, small animal veterinarians.
Advanced Diagnostic Tools helps us to determine the problem with your pet as quickly, and inexpensively, as possible so we can heal your pet when sick or injured fast. These tools can also help identify issues before they become major problems.
Click on the topic below to learn more about our advanced diagnostic tools and how they can help your pet:
To make an appointment for your 4-legged family member, call 440-234-5831 or click here to Request an Appointment online
Please let us know what office you would like to bring your pet.
We have both a digital general purpose x-ray and a digital dental x-ray, just like the hospital and your dentist. While we have seen thousands of x-rays, we are one of only a few small animal veterinary hospitals in Cleveland that uses Vet-Rad, a board-certified radiology specialty practice to provide us reading results. Typically, we’ll have results within 4 hours of submitting an x-ray to Vet-Rad. Click here to see a sample Vet-Rad report
We have a “state of the art”, veterinary in-house laboratory supplemented by several “outside” labs. Generally, when we need quick results we will use our in-house equipment. When we need special tests or routine tests that aren’t time sensitive we will use one of our outside labs. Our practice management software also allows us to trend lab results to help us see progress over time. Click here to see a sample dog lab report.
Here are some of the typical tests done here:
G. Eye Tests – We can do a variety of eye tests to determine if your pet has scratched his or her eye, has glaucoma, or has problems with the tear ducts.
Digital Thermal Imaging has been around for about 30 years, in fact, this technology has been used for women’s breast cancer screens. Only recently has it been applied to small animal medicine. The Thermal Imaging Camera takes an infrared picture of your pet. It helps us in the following ways:
We’ve teamed up with Imaging4Pets to provide high-end ultrasounds, both for the abdomen and the heart, at a relatively low price. The “Ultrasound” is read by a board-certified radiologist or cardiologist who provides us results typically in 4 hours or less.
While our doctor will let you know whether an ultrasound is appropriate for your pet here are some of the reasons we may recommend your pet get an Ultrasound: