Equipment

Our equipment is new and modern with the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology. This helps us make diagnoses and decide on treatment options with greater accuracy and efficiency than ever before.

Ultrasound is an easy and non-invasive way to examine soft internal organs. Many pets even fall asleep during abdominal ultrasound examinations! Ultrasonography makes use of sound waves directed into the body. The sound waves that return are measured and transformed into the image on the screen. The images on the screen can be captured and printed. Some tissues absorb more of the sound waves than others and this affects how the organ appears on the screen. Extensive training is required in order to operate ultrasonography equipment and correctly interpret the images. We have a high-quality ultrasound unit and the required skill to perform ultrasound examinations.

Radiographs, often referred to as x-rays are an indispensable way to diagnose a wide range of conditions involving bones, the chest and the abdomen. We can think of radiographs like photographs except instead of using light we use x-rays to take the image. Tissues of the body vary in density and thickness and absorb x-rays in varying amounts. Bone is the densest and absorbs the most x-rays making bone appear white on radiographs. Other organs such as the liver are less dense and appear grey on radiographs. Changes in organs from disease or foreign materials will affect the way the organ appears on the radiograph image and this allows us to detect various conditions. Our state-of-the-art digital radiograph machine allows us to take high quality images of your pet. This aids the accuracy of diagnoses and helps limit the number of radiographs that need to be taken and subsequent x-ray exposure. We will show and explain your pet’s radiographs to you.

We have a dedicated laboratory to perform routine in-house testing that can provide results within minutes. We can do a comprehensive range of blood counts and blood chemistry, faecal tests, urinalysis and infectious disease testing. Some more specialised tests may need to be performed by an outside laboratory.