Our hospital offers x-ray, ultrasound and a full testing laboratory to best serve the pet community.
Diagnosing an illness, injury, or another problem is not as simple as performing a physical exam. The challenge of pet diagnostics is having to understand the problem with a patient that can't answer questions or tell you how they're feeling. That's why The Animalife Veterinary Center uses advanced, in-depth cat and dog imaging and diagnostic tools to more successfully detect, diagnose, and treat various health conditions in pets. In addition, we apply the most up-to-date techniques to ensure that every pet diagnostics procedure is as comfortable as possible for each patient.
Our hospital offers x-ray, ultrasound and a full testing laboratory to best serve the pet community. Call us today at (239) 513-1777.
Digital x-ray helps us obtain images of the bones and major organs more efficiently. It also produces sharper images with increased contrast so we can more accurately interpret what is shown. Exposure to radiation is extremely minimal, making it safe for very young and pregnant pets. Cat and dog x-ray is entirely safe and painless and can help us detect:
Foreign bodies/intestinal blockages
Dental issues such as broken teeth, tooth decay, and dental disease
We're very pleased to offer ultrasound as one of our diagnostic services. As effective for pets as it is for humans, ultrasound uses sound waves and echoes to produce an image. During a procedure, a small probe sends out high-frequency sound waves as it is gently massaged over the skin. These sound waves bounce off the soft tissue organs and produce echoes, which the ultrasound machine picks up and converts into a moving image we can view on a screen.
This non-invasive procedure enables us to view the abdominal organs in more detail and assess not only their size but also their shape, texture, blood supply, and overall function. With ultrasound we can diagnose:
Various heart defects
Tumors and cysts
Our in-house lab, x-ray, and ultrasound equipment enable us to provide advanced care and treatment to our patients. If you have any questions about our cat and dog imaging and diagnostic services or need to make an appointment, please call (239) 513-1777.