Ultrasonography utilizes high frequency sound waves to view the internal components of our patients’ bodies. The use of ultrasound is extremely beneficial in diagnosing certain disease processes, planning surgical treatments, and for evaluating heart disease. This service is provided by Dr. Michelle Hubbard almost every Friday and at other times of the week when available.
We perform comprehensive in-house bloodwork which consists of Complete Blood Count (CBC) and blood chemistry profile which enables us to provide you with rapid and accurate testing while you wait. This allows us to treat and monitor your pet’s progress more effectively and quickly.
DISCOVER THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM WITH YOUR ANIMAL
If your animal is not behaving as he usually does or is showing signs of injury or illness, it is important to find the source of the problem as quickly as possible so you can make decisions about treatment.
We perform comprehensive in-house bloodwork which consists of complete blood count (CBC) and blood chemistry profile which enables us to provide you with rapid and accurate laboratory tests while you wait. This allows us to treat and monitor your pet’s progress more effectively and quickly.
In order to provide the most accurate and definitive care possible for your pet, it sometimes becomes necessary to send diagnostic information to our specialists at universities and laboratories to reach a diagnosis or monitor treatment. We are capable of transmitting ECG over the telephone for consults with board-certified veterinary cardiologists to help us more readily and accurately diagnose and treat your pet. Results from these tests are usually reported to us within hours to one day from the time of submission. We can also send digital radiographs to board-certified radiologists for further evaluation of imaging studies.
Smalley’s Animal Hospital is excited to now offer digital radiography. Digital radiology produces a digital image (much like your digital camera) of the radiograph (x-ray) that can be viewed on a computer station in all exam rooms and surgical suite. This digital image significantly reduces the time required to perform a radiologic study while simultaneously increasing the image’s diagnostic information due to the increased resolution of the image. Digital radiology also provides the doctors the added benefit of easily sharing these images with board-certified radiologists when necessary for expert opinions or second opinions on difficult cases.
If your animal needs urgent care, call us for emergency after-hours appointments. Care is provided at the discretion of the doctor.