Here at St. Francis Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to offer diagnostic imaging as a means to better care for our patients.
It has always been our goal to give our clients the very best care. To do this, we are constantly learning new methods of treatment and working hard to keep our equipment up to date.
One way we give your pets the best care is with diagnostic imaging. This can be done through radiology, cardiology, and ultrasounds. A key benefit of performing diagnostic imaging is that it is non-invasive, meaning that no incisions will be needed to produce an image.
Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pet’s body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
The use of radiology is safe, and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we can achieve that.
Ultrasounds are a diagnostic tool that creates images of the inner workings of the body.
Ultrasounds use sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your pet’s internal organs. Providing access to this service is one of the many ways that we show how dedicated we are to providing your pet with the best care possible.
By using ultrasound, we have yet another powerful tool at our disposal to detect, diagnose, and prevent illness in your pet.
Your pet’s heart is a muscle that has to work all day, every day. There are many diseases and abnormalities that can cause the heart to not pump as well as it should, which means that heart diseases can affect your pet all day, every day, dramatically affecting your pet’s quality of life.
At St. Francis Veterinary Clinic, we offer screening tests for heart murmurs, congenital abnormalities, and cardiac diseases that show up later in life, as well as specific cardiac tests such as echocardiograms and electrocardiograms.
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart, which allows your pet’s veterinarian to measure how thick the heart’s muscular walls are, how well the heart contracts, and how well the valves are working. Your pet’s veterinarian can also prescribe the appropriate medications after a successful diagnosis, to keep your pet’s heart as healthy as possible.
*All echocardiograms are scheduled and performed by a specialist by consultation.
For more information on our diagnostic imaging services, contact us today at (501)-327-9200.