Pet Diagnostic Services
At Brookdale Animal Hospital, we provide the most state of the art diagnostic equipment to properly and accurately diagnose your pet. We provide:
- Digital radiography (x-rays)
- Laboratory (in house and send out lab services)
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Anesthesia monitoring
X-rays are the most commonly used imaging tool we use to examine your dog or cat’s internal organs, internal systems like the skeleton, cardiopulmonary for the heart and lungs, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems.
This is a non-invasive procedure that allows the veterinarian to see what is going on within the body of your pet. The quality of the images from digital x-rays is much easier to view and read than that of a regular x-ray and the image is available almost instantly. This means less time away from your pet and a faster and more accurate diagnosis.
There is also lessened exposure to radiation with digital radiography thanks to computer technology – and there’s no need for re-takes! In addition, digital imaging is environmentally friendly since no chemicals can get into the water.
Digital radiography is used:
- To find foreign objects or materials within the body that may have been ingested
- To diagnose fractures, bone and/or joint abnormalities, and various injuries
- To screen for abnormalities within the heart, lungs, urinary, and digestive organs
- To screen for some types of cancer
At Brookdale Animal Hospital, we have an in-house laboratory that allows us to evaluate and diagnose your pet’s health in the event of an emergency. Using state of the art equipment, we can immediately diagnose the problem and work to save your pet’s life within minutes. We also have an extensive array of outside laboratory testing that we may use to screen for specific diseases. These results usually return to us within 24 hours.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Blood pressure monitoring is used in both routine and emergency situations. We monitor your pet’s blood pressure while they are placed under anesthesia, or in serious and/or life-threatening situations such as suffering from shock. We also evaluate your pet’s blood pressure during routine annual or biannual check-ups.
While your pet is under anesthesia, we monitor all vital signs to make sure your pet is safe and unharmed. We monitor your pet’s heart activity, ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, and temperature from start to finish.