Advanced Diagnostics for Pets
Successful Treatment Begins with an Accurate Diagnosis
Animal Emergency Hospital Volusia is a special type of emergency hospital in Ormond Beach. We can do more for our patients than most ERs, simply because our intention is to help as many patients as possible heal completely, even when that means a more advanced level of care is needed. That often requires performing special procedures and diagnostics, such as cat and dog ultrasounds and X-rays, administering less common medication, or employing therapies not typically found except in the largest specialty/referral centers in major cities.
Our Diagnostic Capabilities Include:
Aspirate – A thin needle is inserted into an area of abnormal-appearing tissue or body fluid to collect a sample for analysis.
Biopsy – A biopsy is a procedure to remove a piece of tissue or a sample of cells from your body so that it can be analyzed in a laboratory.
Cytology – A cytology sample is used to diagnose disease by collecting a single, or small clusters of cells and examining them microscopically.
Endoscopy – A procedure used to visually examine the upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube.
Colonoscopy – An exam performed to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum using a long, flexible tube with tiny camera at the tip of the tube.
Our Imaging Modalities Include:
Digital Radiography – A form of imaging in which X-rays are captured digitally, using less radiation and produces higher-quality images quickly > less time on the X-ray table and less stress for your pet.
Ultrasonography – A non-invasive technology using sound waves to produce pictures inside the body.
Echocardiography – An ultrasound of the heart.
Electrocardiography – An electrocardiogram (abbreviated as EKG or ECG), is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat.
High-Definition Volumetric Imaging (HDVI) – Similar to Computed Tomography (CT scan), it captures incredibly detailed 3-dimensional images to detect abnormalities anywhere in the body and can also be used for surgical planning.
Fluoroscopy – Using HDVI, diagnostic fluoroscopy may be used for coughing, swallow studies, shunts, collapsing tracheas and more.
When an accurate diagnosis is needed, time is of the essence so treatment can begin. Call us at 386-252-0206 if we may help you and your veterinarian get to the root cause of a problem, and together, find the best solution to restore your pet to optimum health.