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LABORATORY and DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
Our extensive, on-site laboratory is an integral part in early detection of changes in your pet's health and in the diagnosis of illnesses. We can quickly provide you with essential information identifying blood disorders, parasite infections, liver and kidney disease, diabetes, infection, thyroid disease, and other hormonal problems. We can perform heartworm and leukemia testing, cytology, and complete urine and fecal analysis. Many of these tests can be run while you wait during your appointment and we can begin treatment, if needed, sooner.

We also offer specialized laboratory testing for many other medical conditions, such as Coggins, brucellosis, Cushing's, Lyme disease, and West Nile Virus. Samples are collected and sent to outside laboratories for specialized analysis. We often have results back within a week or less.

DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY
Radiographs are fundamental in diagnosing and treating many conditions. Multiple views and re-positioning of your pet are necessary. To keep your pet calm, a short acting sedative may be needed. We now offer digital radiography including digital intraoral radiographs for dental x-rays. Digital radiographs provide higher quality images over traditional processing with x-ray films. Since there is no film development process you can often see your pet's x-rays in the exam room and the doctor can zoom in to show you areas of concern. This aids in diagnosing medical problems faster and in discussing treatment options sooner. The digital images can be burned on a CD or viewed on the internet by a radiologist for further evaluation if needed. In addition, we have a portable digital radiograph unit for our on-farm calls which allows radiographs to be viewed immediately.

ULTRASOUND
Ultrasound equipment allows us to perform non-invasive diagnostic exams without the use of anesthesia, viewing internal organs without surgery. Ultrasounds can be used abdominally to evaluate pets with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, or urination problems, or to evaluate pregnancies and litter size. Ultrasounds are often recommended if x-rays, blood tests or exams indicate a problem such as pain or enlargement of the liver, spleen, intestines, or pancreas. It provides a real-time moving picture of internal organs and is helpful when determining the cause of an illness. It is also helpful for cardiac evaluation (echocardiogram) of your pet's heart and the structure of the heart valves. Muscle thickness and heart contractions can be measured. Ultrasound technology minimizes the need for exploratory surgery and is a safe and affordable diagnostic procedure that helps us diagnose and treat your pet's problem.

We also have portable Ultrasound units for on-farm calls, often used for reproductive analyses.

ENDOSCOPY
Endoscopy is the ability to "look inside the body" by using a camera attached to either a flexible or rigid tube. We can examine the interior of a pet's ear or the lumen of the esophagus, stomach and other organs in a non-invasive and non-traumatic manner. General anesthesia is required to perform most endoscopic procedures. Endoscopy can be used in conjunction with radiography and laboratory analysis in order to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is achieved a therapeutic plan can be developed and initiated.

PENN HIP EVALUATION
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is a leading cause of hip arthritis that afflicts more than 50% of dogs within some breeds. It is one of the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease and leads to arthritis causing pain, stiffness and a diminished quality of life. CHD has no medical or surgical fix; however, early detection and life style changes can improve your dog's quality of life. We now offer Penn Hip screening and we have a certified PennHip veterinarian who is capable of estimating the susceptibility of CHD in dogs as young as 16 weeks of age. If you have a breed that is susceptible to CHD, we recommend PennHip evaluation to help you and your dog have a longer, happier life together. To learn more you can click on link www.vet.upenn.edu/pennhip.

THERAPEUTIC LASER THERAPY
We offer a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment for such conditions as post-surgical, wounds, sprains/strains, arthritis, lick granulomas and many more conditions. Class IV deep tissue laser therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation” which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation and increased healing speed. Most treatments take a matter of minutes and can be used in conjunction with other treatment plans recommended by your veterinarian.

INTENSIVE CARE WARD
In the event that your pet requires hospitalization in our intensive care (ICU), our hospital is well-equipped to provide the highest quality care possible. Intravenous catheters, fluid therapy, oxygen support, and intensive monitoring are just a few of the services we provide in our ICU. Our veterinary technicians have expertise in the use of heart monitors, blood pressure machines and other equipment used to determine the health and condition of each patient.

ISOLATION WARD
Certain illnesses, such as Parvo, require that your pet be isolated from other animals due to the contagious nature of certain illnesses. Should your pet be infected with a contagious virus, our hospital has a clean and comfortable isolation ward that allows our veterinary staff to provide your pet with the same high standard of care that our other non-contagious patients receive and it protects our other patients from exposure.

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Hospital Hours
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Monday
7:30 am — 5:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday
7:30 am — 7:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am — 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am — noon
Emergency services available