3240 NW 7th Street, Miami, FL 33125

305-461-2600

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Diagnostic Services

       Hospital Hours

Monday to Thursday:   9 AM-5 PM

Saturday:                        9 AM-12 PM

Friday and Sunday:      Closed                 

In House Laboratory

Our hospital maintains a full service diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform complete blood counts, chemistry profiles, electrolytes, urinalysis, fecal exams, and other valuable tests for your pet. With our advanced laboratory technology, we are able to receive fast and accurate results, helping to determine your pet's diagnosis and what treatment therapy is required.Our complete in-house laboratory is particularly essential to our emergency and critical care cases. We also offer several tests as part of your pet's wellness exam and specialized testing if your pet is in his or her senior years.

Laboratory testing allows us an opportunity to gain a view inside your pet's body in order to assess overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. This is why we maintain a full in-house laboratory at Immunization and Sterilization Services and we will regularly test your pet during wellness exams or when we suspect your pet may have a health issue.

Generally, we can have results within 15 minutes for the following tests: Fecal test, heartworm test, complete blood count, blood chemistry, blood clotting, microscopic examination of blood. We also frequently evaluate skin cytologies, ear cytologies, skin scrapings, and fungal cultures for the purpose of diagnosing various dermatologic conditions that may be affecting your pet.

 

Digital Radiography  (X-Rays)

Radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. They allow us to view the shape, size and location of organs inside your pet's body. Radiographs are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. X-rays are useful for examining your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. An x-ray can detect a fractured bone, tumor, heart problem and locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet's stomach or intestine. X-rays and ultrasound are often utilized together for an even more accurate diagnosis.

 

Digital radiography (X-Rays) are helpful in identifying a variety of pet health conditions. We use them to evaluate the muscular-skeletal issues, such as bone fractures, hip dysplasia, and cat or dog arthritis. Radiology also is used to examine various organs including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and small intestine for irregularities. These could range from a foreign body lodged in the stomach or intestine, to the presence of fluid, a tumor, or disease.

Digital X-rays are often used in conjunction with veterinary ultrasound when diagnosing pet health conditions. Where X-rays offer a two-dimensional view of organs, ultrasound offers a three-dimensional perspective.The benefits of digital X-ray technology also extend to pet dental care. Digital dental X-rays enable our veterinarians to diagnose issues that may be taking place below your pet’s gum line, such as fractures and bone loss.

 

Why Digital X Rays is Better?

 

X-rays have been a dependable veterinary diagnostic tool for a very long time. However, thanks to advances in technology, we are now able to use digital X-rays as opposed to film. The resulting images are produced at a much higher resolution. In addition, specific areas of the image can be enlarged, offering enhanced clarity.

Because the results are available almost instantaneously, our veterinarians can diagnose pet health conditions much more rapidly. Should there be a need for additional insights from a board-certified veterinary specialist, we can email the digital X-rays and have a telephone consult within the same day. This ensures that our pet patients receive the veterinary care they need as soon as possible.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a pain-free, totally non-invasive technique that uses high-frequency soundwaves to produce a real-time moving image of your pet's internal organs. It allows our veterinarians an opportunity to look at your pet's internal organs, chest, and abdomen without surgery or sedation. Ultrasound is also used for a wide range of diagnostic procedures and as a guide when performing biopsies. Ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool. We can look at your pet's internal organs, chest and abdomen without surgery or sedation. It is invaluable for making treatment decisions for various types of conditions. We perform in-house ultrasounds for cardiac, abdominal, guided cystocentesis and basic screenings.

In most cases, an ultrasound procedure is relatively brief and your pet is able to go home the very same day. Most importantly, though, an ultrasound helps our veterinarians make an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition and provide effective treatment recommendations.

 

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Animal Immunization and Sterilization Services use the latest in advanced veterinary diagnostic tools to ensure that pets receive the highest quality of veterinary care. Electrocardiography is one such tool, and our veterinarians utilize it to monitor a pet’s heart rhythm and electrical impulses.

We will use this tool any time there’s a concern about your pet’s heart. If your pet is experiencing coughing, labored breathing, lethargy, or weakness, it’s possible that a heart condition could be the underlying cause.

 

Electrocardiography is often used in conjunction with digital pet X-rays and veterinary ultrasound—will help our veterinarians to determine whether this is the case. This procedure is non-invasive, and your pet will not need to be sedated. Your pet will be placed on his or her side and electrodes will be attached to specific regions along your pet’s body. The resulting electrocardiogram (also known as an EKG or ECG) will be available for review within minutes.

If your pet does have an irregular heart rhythm or another cardiac condition, our highly-trained veterinarians will work with you to ensure that your pet receives the best in veterinary cardiology care. We are experienced at treating a variety of pet heart conditions, and we also have network of board-certified specialists with whom we consult.

 

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