Using in-depth diagnostics is essential to good medicine. At All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia, we utilize an in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, and endoscopy to give your pet the best care possible. Without these tools, your pet’s treatment options would be limited, and we wouldn’t be able to understand their health and condition more fully. Along with being in a better position to detect and diagnose underlying conditions, our equipment also allows us to perform thorough health screens to make sure your pet has healthy functioning organs and no traces of infection or disease.
We recommend routine blood and fecal testing to screen your pet for parasites and other issues. If they’re overdue, give us a call at (513) 797-7387.
Digital radiography is faster, safer, and more accurate than traditional film radiography. This makes X-ray procedures less time-consuming and stressful for our patients, and more helpful in diagnosing bone and joint issues, heart and lung problems, and more.
To examine your pet’s abdominal organs, we turn to ultrasound. Ultrasound uses harmless sound waves to produce images of your pet’s organs and blood vessels in motion. It’s especially useful for diagnosing and monitoring pregnancies, finding cysts and tumors, and examining the shape and texture of the soft tissue organs.
Endoscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that allows us to examine various orifices, including the airway and upper GI tract, for inflammation, bleeding, tumors, and other problems. While your pet is sedated, a flexible or rigid endoscope with a camera mounted on the end is carefully inserted into the nasal passage or esophagus. A visual of the area being examined is shown on a screen. In addition to viewing, we can also use endoscopy to obtain biopsy samples and even remove foreign bodies.