Offering Cat and Dog X-Ray, Ultrasound, In-House Lab Testing and More in Whittlesea, Victoria
Because our beloved dogs and cats can’t speak to us or show us when something is wrong, our veterinary team takes a thorough, persistent approach to assessing each problem and finding the root cause. The Vet Practice offers general diagnostic services here in Whittlesea including in-house laboratory testing, ultrasound, and digital X-ray for dogs and cats, but we also offer more advanced services such as CT scan, endoscopy, and MRI.
Our Diagnostic Services
Because our doctors consult with one another about their cases and have access to sophisticated diagnostic equipment, your pet is less likely going to need a referral elsewhere for their testing and treatment. In fact, we welcome patient referrals to assist general practice veterinarians with their patients’ care.
Learn a little more about our diagnostic services below, and be sure to contact us if you have questions or need to make an appointment.
The Vet Practice is equipped with a complete in-house lab, with which we can perform a wide range of tests. In addition to routine blood and fecal testing, we can also check urine and skin samples to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections, allergies, and much more.
Digital radiography (X-ray) is an essential tool for diagnosing bone fractures and deformities, along with diseases of the heart and lungs and other musculoskeletal problems.
With ultrasound, we can view the abdominal organs in detail (and in motion) to detect and diagnose tumors, cysts, and abnormalities of the organs and blood vessels. Ultrasound shows us things that X-rays cannot.
Endoscopy involves the use of a tiny scope and camera to see inside the nasal passages, esophagus, and upper GI tract without performing invasive surgery. This tool can also be used to obtain biopsies and remove foreign bodies.
Our hospital uses CT scan for various purposes, including:
- Detecting and diagnosing osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
- Creating a 3-dimensional image of your pet’s teeth and jawbones
- Obtaining clearer images of the heart and lungs
- Diagnosing brain lesions
- Diagnosing arthritis
- Reconstructing bone fractures to assist with orthopaedic surgery
- Diagnosing congenital issues such as elbow dysplasia