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2017: The Year of New Veterinary Technology at Big Creek

What an exciting year for Big Creek Pet Hospital and our technological advances!

Those of you who attended our open house got to see a great demonstration of some new veterinary technology, including ultrasound, infrared (IR) imaging, and laser therapy treatments.

For those of you unable to attend that event or who haven’t stopped by recently, here’s a look at some of the new tech you’ll find behind the doors here at Big Creek.

Thermal Imaging Example

New Veterinary Technology

As with all cutting-edge tech, veterinary equipment advances a lot every year. To stay up-to-date and give your pets the best possible care, we invested in the following new vet technology during 2017.

Ultrasound Scans

You’re probably familiar with the term from the world of human medicine, but did you know that ultrasounds are also invaluable for pet health? The ultrasound scanner we have is perfect for quickly scanning organs for abnormalities and assisting with obtaining urine samples directly from the bladder.

We also use a service called Imaging 4 Pets that will come to our practice and do a full ultrasound when needed. We are fortunate to have access to such excellent diagnostics, which provide our team with valuable insights and give you the information you need to make crucial health decisions on behalf of your furry family member.

IR Camera

We showcased our Infrared Imaging (IR) camera. This piece of technology helps us to “see” where your pet is hurting. The camera is a non-invasive, non-contact way of determining early changes in muscular, vascular and skeletal systems. This can help us diagnose conditions such as cruciate injuries, back problems and arthritis.

Another addition to our imaging technologies is a partnership with VetMRI Services. This service, located in North Olmsted, gives us the capability to scan different parts of the body to diagnose many different conditions. Some of the scans offered are: head, spine, chest and abdomen to diagnose tumors, herniated discs, and heart damage.


More Laser Therapy

This is a non-invasive treatment to reduce pain, reduce inflammation and increase speed of healing. We use our lasers to treat post-surgical patients, arthritis patients and to help heal lacerations and skin conditions more quickly.

We have had such great success with this pain relieving technology, that our doctors and vet techs agreed it would be wise to acquire a second laser therapy unit!

If you would like more information on these or any other of our services we encourage you to contact our team online or give our office a call: 440-234-5831.

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