Electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used in diagnostic imaging to produce extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Advanced Care Animal Clinic, we leverage advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical condition. We offer a selection of services from digital radiology to ultrasound.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we're able to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic data about your pet's issues and provide immediate treatment options.
At our in-house laboratory, we perform tests and get results quickly so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Smokey Point is stocked with several prescription medications and diets, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are able to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical condition.
We can use a radiograph (digital X-Ray) to assess your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is a painless, safe and non-invasive procedure that uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiograph is very low, even very young pets and pregnant females can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate organs and bones, and to diagnose conditions including spinal cord diseases, fractured bones, chronic arthritis and some tumors.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, part of the body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Since ultrasound images are captured in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, in addition to blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology at our disposal in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can begin sooner.
At our vet lab in Smokey Point we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Smokey Point.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Smokey Point vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
Advanced Care Animal Clinic welcomes cats, dogs, and their people to our clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Smokey Point companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's appointment.