Diagnostic Services at Anicare Vet Clinics
Diagnostic Facilities available at all Anicare hospitals include:
- Diagnostic Imaging
Full X-ray and ultrasound facilities. X-ray helps to assess bone and organ structure. Ultrasound is an excellent, non-invasive diagnostic tool for assessing the internal structure and tissue type of many of the body’s organs. It can be used to detect inflammation, abscesses, stones and tumours. It is also valuable in monitoring heart health and function.
- Blood Testing and Laboratory Facilities
In-house state of the art biochemistry analysers to assess internal organ function. Full haematology and electrolytes are also available.
Utilized to examine skin scrapings, blood smears, aspirates, urine and cell deposits.
- In-House Microbiology
Utilized to test for feline leukaemia virus and feline aids virus, pancreatic lipase, parvovirus and fungal culture to check for ringworm.
- Profiling Screens
Utilized to test for for liver, kidney and pancreatic function.
- Endocrine Screens
Utilized to assess a range of hormonal disorders including adrenal and thyroid disorders and to check for and monitor diabetes.
- Culture and Sensitivity Testing
Utilized for infectious agents to ensure the use of the correct antibiotic to treat your pet’s illness.
- Electrocardiograph (ECG)
Utilized to check your pet’s heart rhythm and rate.
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
This is especially important with heart disease and kidney disease.
Used to accurately assess your pet’s aural (ear) canal and to examine and assess the eye and its internal structures, including the retina.
- Endoscopes We are equipped with two state of the art endoscopes which enable us to examine inside some of the body organs such as the throat, trachea oesophagus and stomach and to obtain biopsies without the need for invasive surgical procedures.
In cases for which we cannot perform tests in our hospital, we have a close affiliation with a leading European veterinary laboratory to whom we courier samples and typically receive next day results.