Veterinary Technology

An IV infusion pump allows us to accurately dose and monitor your pet's intravenous fluid intake.  This is especially important with small pets or animals with problems such as cardiac disease. 

The Tonopen is a precision electronic intstrument that allows us to measure the pressure of an animal's eye.  Many breeds of dogs are prone to glaucoma (an increase in intraocular pressure) which causes pain and can lead to blindness if not caught early.  Often the only outward sign is redness of the eyes - which is also true for many other eye diseases.  This gives us a quick, easy way to measure the eye pressure so treatment can be intituted early.  It is also invaluble in monitoring the treatment for glaucoma.

If your pet has an issue with breathing or if they happen to be undergoing surgery with a general anesthetic, a pulse oximeter is a great option for monitoring their heart rate and blood oxygen levels. We often will utilize this in any situation where there is a pet in respiratory distress as well.  It gives us quick information as to how well your pet is oxygenating their blood and allows us to make immediate adjustments if necessary.

We can perform radiographs on your pet if they have been in an accident, are sick or lame.  Most radigraphs can be taken without anesthesia, but it may be necessary if your pet is painful or to get the correct angle for certain joints.  We are able to develop the radiographs on site and evaluate them immediately.  We also are available to take O.F.A. radiographs if you are planning on showing or breeding your pet.

Our in-house veterinary laboratory features diagnostic testing for the following:

  • Bloodwork: CBC, Chemistry Panel, Thyroid, FELV/FIV testing
  • Urinalysis and Sediment examination
  • Cytology of skin & ear samples
  • Fecal testing for intestinal parasites
  • Occult heartworm, Lymes, Erhlichia, Anaplasmosis testing
  • Feline heartworm antigen tests
  • Distemper & Parvovirus titer testing in lieu of annual vaccinations for dogs
  • Liver Function Tests