Finding the Best Treatment for Your Pet with Diagnostics
If we think your pet might have a serious, underlying illness, an exam will not be enough to make a diagnosis. To isolate and identify the problem, we would need to examine their internal systems using one or more advanced pet diagnostics tools. Our animal hospital in Moline is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory and imaging equipment to help us make the most accurate diagnosis. Furthermore, we take pride in performing our diagnostics procedures with the greatest care. We want your pet to feel comfortable and secure at all times during their appointment.
Having a variety of pet diagnostic tools enables us to detect and diagnose a greater variety of conditions. Whether we need to study your pet’s bones, blood cells, or internal organs, we can do it all right here at our hospital with the following services:
- Digital radiography
- Digital dental radiography
- ECG (electrocardiography)
- In-house laboratory testing
Our digital X-ray and digital dental X-ray tools combine advanced technology with safety and high efficiency. We can produce high-quality X-ray images of your pet’s bones and organs very quickly, which means less radiation exposure and handling for your pet.
We also have digital dental radiography equipment. Our doctors can take clear, full-mouth X-rays to check below the gum line and search for bone damage.
When we need to run blood, urine or fecal tests, we can use our in-house laboratory equipment. Test results can take 15-25 minutes, which means we can interpret them for you and come up with an appropriate treatment during the same appointment.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique. Unlike X-ray, this tool uses soundwave echoes to produce a moving, real-time image of your pet’s abdominal cavity. We can also study the texture, shape, and blood supply of the internal organs and detect cysts, tumors, pregnancies, and fluid in the abdomen.
Performing an electrocardiogram involves placing small electrodes on your pet’s skin and monitoring their heart’s electrical activity. This procedure is completely painless and non-invasive, and can help us detect heart disease, irregular heartbeat and more.