In the unfortunate case that your pet is experiencing a medical issue, our doctors will provide thorough analysis through a complete physical exam and other diagnostic testing. Our in–house laboratory and radiographic capabilities allow us to provide prompt and proper treatment.
Additional diagnostic services include ultrasound and electrocardiogram (EKG). When necessary, university and veterinary laboratories provide specialized diagnostics.
GVH is proud to offer digital radiology and ultrasonography for patients requiring imaging services. Both are noninvasive diagnostics that aid in recognizing a variety of conditions.
Digital radiology may represent the greatest technological advance in medical imaging over the last decade. It allows for almost immediate viewing of images and allows for rapid sharing of images if a consultation proves necessary. Radiographs, or x-rays, allow our veterinarians to see detailed images of your pets’ bones and even some of their intra-abdominal organs.
Ultrasound assists veterinarians in many ways. Pregnancies in dogs and cats can be confirmed and monitored through ultrasound, as can abnormalities in the liver, kidneys and other organs. Ultrasound is useful in determining heart and lung health and in monitoring cardiopulmonary disease as well.
GVH is pleased to be able to offer a full service laboratory to our clientele. We are able to analyze most samples (blood, urine, feces) in-house and can often provide test results shortly after samples are obtained. We occasionally rely on off-site licensed laboratories for tests that our outside our capabilities.
Cardiology is the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases. As is true for humans, heart health is a major factor in the longevity and quality of our pets’ lives. The veterinarians at GVH have many resources available to them to diagnose and treat heart conditions in dogs and cats.
A few of the diagnostic procedures we use to evaluate cardiac function are:
- Pulse oximetry
It’s been said that the eyes are the window to the soul. Whether or not that’s true, we know they’re very important to your pet’s quality of life. Eye care is a priority at GVH and we have many resources available to us to care for your pets ‘eyes. Not only are we prepared to treat injuries and infections of the eyes, but we’ll monitor your pets’ eyes for age related changes at every wellness visit.