Diagnostics

Digital Radiography

 Animal Medical Clinic has acquired the latest in veterinary digital radiography equipment which takes high-quality, detailed radiographs (x-rays) of your pet. We are also pleased to provide our patients with digital dental x-rays as well.

Radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. High-quality, detailed x-rays are useful in identifying the location of fractures, pinpointing the size and location of tumors and growths, spotting signs of heart disease and more.

Digital radiology has many benefits for your pet and our staff. Our sophisticated digital x-ray equipment produces highly-detailed images that allow our veterinarians to make a more rapid and accurate diagnosis. Because digital x-ray images can be saved on a computer, they can be transmitted quickly by e-mail to outside specialists if a referral or second opinion is necessary. The images can also be saved to a disc and given to you. Digital x-rays are easier and faster to process than traditional film x-rays, resulting in less time on the x-ray table (and less stress) for your pet. The harsh chemicals once necessary for developing x-rays are not needed for digital x-rays, reducing potential harm to our staff and the environment.

Laboratory

When your pet is sick, he or she cannot tell us what is wrong. Diagnostic laboratory tests are an essential part of determining what is ailing your pet and finding the best course of treatment. Animal Medical Clinic is equipped with a state-of-the-art, in-house diagnostic laboratory capable of performing a wide array of laboratory tests. Some of the tests that we perform include:

  • Chemistry profile
  • Complete blood counts
  • Urinalysis
  • Cytology

Our laboratory is staffed by a team of specially trained veterinary technicians capable of processing and interpreting laboratory tests quickly and accurately.  These procedures allow our veternarians diagnose diseases and acute symptoms easily, without causing stress or discomfort to your pet.

Ultrasound

 An ultrasound is similar to an x-ray, but provides real time evaluation of your pet's internal organs. Ultrasounds can locate foreign bodies in the intestine without costly and time consuming x-ray procedures, leading to earlier intervention and surgical removal. An ultrasound examination is less invasive, less stressful and more comfortable for your pet.

 In special cases, we may have Dr. Clayton Watkins or Dr. Valerie Archibald from Vet Med Consultants or Dr. Kristi Gibbon from Utah Veterinary Internal Medicine bring their ultrasound or endoscopic equipment to Animal Medical Clinic as an additional diagnostic tool.