Advanced Veterinary Diagnostics for Birmingham Pets
When your pet is sick, nothing matters more than figuring out what is wrong and determining the correct treatment plan to fix the problem. Diagnosing medical issues can be complicated where pets are concerned because they cannot tell us where they hurt or what feels bad. That is where Valleydale Animal Clinic’s skilled veterinarians and advanced technology can make all the difference.
Our veterinarians offer the latest diagnostic technology with an in-house diagnostic laboratory, diagnostic ultrasound, and digital X-ray available to determine the cause of any health problem your pet may be experiencing.
By utilizing our in-house laboratory we are able to get test results back quickly, sometimes even while you wait. This allows us to give you information on your pet’s condition sooner, which in turn allows us to begin treatment sooner. Our ability to quickly run laboratory tests also allows us to monitor medication levels and effectiveness for your pet without waiting for blood samples to be sent out, tested, and results returned to the clinic.
Most of us are familiar with ultrasound images as the grainy, hard to tell up from down images displayed by proud expectant parents. Modern ultrasound technology allows us to use sound waves to painlessly look inside your pet and observe organs and joints working in real time. Ultrasound technology allows Dr. Jeff to diagnose many common, and not so common, diseases quickly and without any risk to your pet.
Digital X-rays allow our veterinarians to take a close look at bones, joints and organs inside your pet’s body. By having digital X-ray technology in office we are able to view the images immediately and use computer-imaging software to enhance those images when needed. Digital X-rays are an excellent tool when diagnosing orthopedic injuries, joint disease, and even some organ diseases.
If it is determined that your pet requires surgery to correct whatever has gone wrong, we can often preform endoscopic surgery. Endoscopic surgery using a flexible scope allows us to retrieve foreign bodies or take soft tissue biopsies from the stomach or small intestine without having to make any incisions. Although this type of surgery cannot be performed for every procedure, it gives many of our patients a shorter recovery time, less pain, and less overall expense.
Contact the hospital today for an appointment.