Diagnostics and Testing
Full-Service Laboratory — Many of our available tests can be run in the hospital DURING your appointment. With results in-hand, you and one of our doctors can make crucial medical and surgical decisions together!
Digital Radiography — Just like many human hospitals, we can take digital radiographs and view them within SECONDS. This technology affords us the best quality diagnostic images.
Glaucoma screening with Ocular Tonometry — With the use of a specialized hand held instrument, we are able to measure the pressure within the globe of the eye to screen for diseases such as glaucoma. The non-invasive technique is not painful, can be performed during the appointment and does not require sedation or anesthesia. Screening for diseases such as glaucoma or following up treatment for recently diagnosed disease will prevent unnecessary blindness and discomfort.
Abdominal or Chest Ultrasound — Ultrasound emits sound-waves that are reflected from tissue and converted into electrical energy. The electrical energy is recorded and displayed on a monitor so that we may evaluate the internal organ architecture. This non-invasive, pain-free technique is performed at your doctor’s recommendation when radiographs or bloodwork are abnormal. Pets often do not need to be sedated for ultrasound, but hair is often clipped and your pet spends part of the day with us. A full abdominal ultrasound or echocardiogram can be scheduled and performed at Wexford Veterinary Hospital by a Board Certified Internal Veterinarian.
Electrocardiogram — An electrocardiogram is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart and is often used to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, or metabolic aberrations. We can transmit our recordings over the telephone to board-certified cardiologists for review and consultation. Results can be received within the hour if needed to guide emergency treatment or necessary medication recommendations.
Permanent identification — We offer microchip implantation at the owner’s request. The Home Again microchip can be placed during an appointment or during surgical procedures already scheduled to aid you in relocating your pet should they get lost. This form of identification is permanent proof of ownership, unlike collars that can be lost or broken. Microchip scanners are available to many local shelters, police departments, and humane societies allowing the local authorities the ability to trace a stray pet back to their rightful owner. For more information, call us, or check out the Home Again microchip website: http://microchip.homeagain.com/
Full access to area doctors — If there is a diagnostic test or treatment required that may not be offered at our hospital, we have a wide network of board-certified specialists in the fields of dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, orthopedic/soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, and radiology; specializing in performing and interpreting radio-graphs, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRIs.