Here at Forest Heights Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to offer state of the art diagnostic equipment such as digital radiography, digital dental radiography, ultrasonography, and in-house lab machines.
We have the ability to run in-house lab work such as a complete blood cell count and general chemistry, which monitors the function of your pets internal organs. Our lab machines are fully integrated with Idexx, our reference laboratory.
We know that when it comes to the health of your pet, time is of the essence! The fact that we can offer an in-house lab allows our veterinarians to perform the tests and receive the results while your pet is in clinic.
Radiographs—also known as X-rays—have become a valuable tool in the veterinary community. With the help of this diagnostic tool, our veterinarians are able to get an "inside" look of what is happening in your pet! This safe, non-invasive tool helps our veterinarians evaluate almost all of your pet’s internal organs, including their heart/lungs, stomach/intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, joints, and even their bones!
Digital radiology is a more advanced form of radiography. Rather than developing x-rays on film, digital radiographs are "developed" on a computer screen! This allows the doctor to manipulate the image, thus saving you, and the technicians, the time of having to retake images due to over or under exposure. Digital radiographs also allow us to send, via email, your pets images to a board-certified radiologist, where they can be interpreted, usually within 12-24 hours.
An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create a real-time image of your pet's internal organs. We utilize this tool to diagnose a variety of different conditions. We also use an ultrasound to gather samples, whether it be sterile urine from your pets' bladder or a needle biopsy from a mass or internal organ.