Our medical services include our in house laboratory for the quick and accurate diagnosis of acute and chronic illness for your pet. Treatment options as well as prescription services are also available.
Please remember that annual examinations are essential for keeping your pet healthy and active.
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Our in house laboratory and technical skills allows us to perform many diagnostic tests right in the clinic including, serum chemistry blood analysis, complete blood counts, thyroid levels, cortisol levels, bile acids, urine tests, fecal examinations, cytology and viral screening.
All tests that can not be ran in our lab are sent via courier to the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph, where results are to us in most cases within 18-24 hours.
Our fully stocked pharmacy provides instant access to the preparation and dispening of medicinal treatments for your pets.
Since September 2008, Dr. Robinson is pleased to announce the addition of ultrasonography to the list of diagnostic tools the hospital has to aid in the diagnosis of particular conditions. Dr. Robinson successfully completed his continuing education for small animal ultrasound in Nov. 2008.
Ultrasonography allows for great evaluation of a patients internal organs.
Ultrasound can be performed on a patient while awake or light sedation after clipping the hair over the spot of interest. This diagnostic tool also allows for organ biopsy, fine needle aspiration or guided cystocentesis.
We can also perform an ultrasound on pregnant female patients to see and count fetuses at or after 31-32 days of gestation compared to 45 days with a radiograph.
Radiographs can be performed on pets just as they are in humans. They are a great diagnostic tool that provide valuable information about animals bones, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, heart, and genitourinary system. They are used alone or in conjuction with other diagnostic tools such as bloodwork or ultrasound to identify the cause of a presenting condition and/or rule out possible problems.
Below are examples of a Hip Radiograph and an x-ray where a swallowed golf ball can clearly be seen.