At West Hills East Veterinary Clinic, we provide the most state of the art diagnostic equipment to properly and accurately diagnose your pet.
X-rays are the most common imaging tool we use to examine your dog or cat’s internal organs including the heart and lungs, gastrointestinal tract, reproductive tract, and genitourinary system. This is a non-invasive procedure that allows the veterinarian to see what is going on within the your pet’s body. Digital x-rays produce a much better image quality, which makes it easier to view and evaluate compared to a classical x-ray. Digital x-rays offer quick, almost instantaneous results, which means less time away from your pet and a faster diagnosis.
When digital radiology is used:
With digital dental radiography, we are able to see the internal anatomy of your pet’s teeth and mouth including the roots and surrounding bone. A large percentage of the tooth is under the gum line, and without dental radiographs there is no way to evaluate this.
This is a non-invasive and pain-free imaging device that allows us to see what is going on within the internal organs of the body. Real-time results are received by sound waves traveling into the body thus returning 3-dimensional images of the internal organs. These high-definition images allow our skilled veterinarians to see how the organs are functioning and how the blood of your dog or cat is flowing during the time of the ultrasound.
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs. With our endoscope, we are able to remove gastric or esophageal foreign bodies and evaluate your pet’s gastrointestinal tract. Biopsies can also be taken when performing an endoscopy if necessary.
We have an in-house laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to evaluate and diagnose your pet’s health in the event of an emergency. We can immediately diagnose the problem and work to save your pet’s life within minutes. We also have a complete reference laboratory that we send samples out to, with a rapid turnaround time for test results.
We monitor your pet’s blood pressure while under anesthesia, with certain medical conditions, or in life threatening situations. Blood pressure monitoring is critical in assessing your pet.
While your pet is under anesthesia, we monitor all vitals, and adjust the anesthesia as needed, to ensure your pet is as safe as possible. We monitor your pet’s heart rate, ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, capnography, and temperature during the entire process of the surgery.