An accurate diagnosis and complete interpretation of imaging studies performed by experienced veterinarians is critical to developing an effective treatment plan. Our diagnostic imaging department is available and committed to working with an integrated team approach to provide the most accurate picture of your pet’s health, and improve the overall level of care provided to your pet. Our multi-disciplinary approach along with on-site CT, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound, Endoscopy and close cooperation among our network of general practitioners and specialists allow us to offer the best possible care available. With the support of our trained and dedicated staff, Pet Express Animal Hospital is committed to using science, technology and compassion to provide exceptional care for pets and their families.
Diagnostic Imaging On-site
Abaxis Blood Machines
Digital Radiographs (X-Ray)
Dental Radiographs (Dental X-Ray)
"Dr. Sanchez Explains Diagnostics"
COMMONLY USED DIAGNOSTICS THAT YOUR PET MAY NEED AND WHAT INFORMATION IT WILL TELL US:
-CBC or Complete Blood Count provides us with the numbers of WBC’s (white blood cells), RBC’s (red blood cells) and platelets in the body. Changes found with these counts can indicate the presence of infections, inflammatory processes, dehydration, clotting problems, and anemia.
-A Chemistry panel provides us with enzymes that test for liver function and kidney function as well as electrolytes. These parameters will also help to guide our diagnostic and treatment approach to numerous diseases and conditions.
-A Fecal floatation and direct smear are methods used for identification of common intestinal parasites, such as Hookworms, Roundworms, and Coccidia. These parasites are commonly found in young dogs and cats and can often cause diarrhea, vomiting, and/or weight loss. Some species of parasites are zoonotic, i.e. transmissible to humans.
-When there are symptoms relating to urinary tract, such as an increase in frequency of urination, a Urinalysis provides us with information for numerous medical conditions. For instance, the presence of blood, white blood cells and/or bacteria indicate the presence of a urinary tract infection, whereas the presence of glucose in the urine can indicate the presence of diabetes.