Advanced Diagnostic Services

Advanced Diagnostic Services

At Mayer Veterinary Hospital, we understand that accurate and timely diagnostics are crucial for your pet’s health. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art X-ray and ultrasound services to provide a comprehensive insight into your furry friend’s well-being. We also offer in-house diagnostics, such as chemistry panels, CBC, urinalysis, cytology, intestinal parasite screens, and heartworm tests.

Imaging and diagnostic testing is generally painless and non-invasive. The animal must be kept still for the testing, which is why sometimes sedation is necessary. The vet will use these diagnostics to formulate a treatment plan and to determine if surgery is necessary.

When Diagnostic Testing is Needed

After the vet does an initial exam, they may recommend diagnostic testing. X-rays are often the next step, especially when dealing with bones. An ultrasound may be another option in certain cases. An x-ray can be used to tell if a bone is broken or dislocated. It can also determine if the dog has swallowed an object that is now stuck inside somewhere.

An ultrasound may be the next step to provide even more information for the vet about the situation. It can also tell them if surgery is required.

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Ultrasound: Seeing Inside with Precision

In addition to X-ray services, we provide ultrasound examinations that offer a non-invasive and detailed view of your pet’s organs. This imaging technique is particularly useful for evaluating soft tissues and detecting issues that may not be apparent through other methods. Dr. Mayer utilizes ultrasounds to examine the abdominal structures ensuring a thorough understanding of your pet’s health.

What Happens with an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are also common for pets. This technique uses soundwaves to capture information about tissues. It helps the vet determine if the organs are working correctly.

A probe is pressed against the area being checked where soundwaves are emitted. The technician may move the probe around where the soundwaves echo based on the density of the body tissue. These echoes are converted into impulses and then digital images for the vet to review.

A vet is most likely to recommend an ultrasound when the dog is vomiting or has lost weight, has an apparent blockage to the kidneys or to check for heart disease.

X-Ray Imaging: Unveiling the Invisible

Our facility is equipped with advanced X-ray technology, allowing us to capture detailed images of your pet’s internal structures. Whether it’s investigating a sudden injury or assessing the source of an ongoing concern, our X-ray services enable us to see beyond the surface. Dr. Bill Mayer and our skilled team can swiftly perform X-rays, aiding in the swift diagnosis and effective treatment of various conditions.

What Happens with an X-Ray?

While an x-ray is a painless procedure, a hyper or nervous dog may benefit from sedation to ensure a clear picture. First, the dog will be placed on an x-ray table where the machine will only target a specific area. Thanks to modern equipment and technology, low levels of radiation are used. Pictures are taken, which only require a few minutes.

Most modern X-rays are digital, and the veterinarian can read them immediately. It’s also quick and easy to share them with a specialist for a second opinion.

Compassionate Care, Precise Results

Beyond the cutting-edge technology, what sets Mayer Veterinary Hospital apart is our commitment to compassionate care. We understand the anxiety that can come with medical procedures for your beloved companion. Your pet’s health is our priority, and our advanced diagnostic capabilities help us deliver the best possible care.

These diagnostic tests aren’t painful, and they are helpful in providing an accurate diagnosis for your pet. They provide results quickly, so the vet can recommend a treatment plan.

If you’d like to learn more about our in-house Diagnostics, don’t hesitate to call today!