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new orleans pet diagnostics and testingVideo Otoscope

The video otoscope allows us to pass a camera into a patient's ear canal and have the image magnified for examination. The fiber optic scope offers a clear view of the eardrum and ear canal.

Pet owners can also view the images on the exam room video screen and better understand the diagnosis and recommendations made by the veterinarian. The video otoscope is accurate, precise, and a safe diagnostic tool.

Radiographs

X-rays are extremely helpful for examining and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions, including your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. An X-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect tumors, help with the diagnosis of heartworm disease, or locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet's intestine or stomach.

When used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures, X-rays can help make diagnosing a problem more rapid. This allows for a quicker treatment of your pets condition.

We use computerized X-ray technologies and we are up-to-date on the latest radiographic procedures. Our high-detail digital X-rays can be read instantly by our veterinarians or shared electronically with a radiologist for rapid interpretation by a specialist.

Digital images can also be emailed to you at home for your records.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a pain-free, non-invasive technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time moving image of your pet's internal organs. Considered more detailed than X-rays, ultrasound gives us (and you) a good look at what is happening inside your pet's body. The procedure is utterly without side effects.

It is particularly useful in viewing your pet's abdominal organs including the spleen, kidneys, liver, and gallbladder. Ultrasound can also be used to evaluate heart functions, bladder scans, and other areas such as the thyroid glands, testicles, and mammary glands.

Ultrasound also works in conjunction with other diagnostic tools and procedures. If an X-ray shows a lesion on your pet, an ultrasound can determine the origin of the lesion and whether it has spread elsewhere in your pet's body. Using the ultrasound image as a guide, surgical biopsies can be obtained without major surgery and your pet can often go home the same day. Ultrasounds are typically not stressful for your pet and take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to perform.

We are thoroughly versed in the most recent ultrasound procedures, which include abdominal sonograms, pericardiocentesis, pregnancy checks and evaluations, and ultrasound-guided biopsies. We are also able to seek out timely consultations with specialists when necessary.

Other Diagnostic Equipment and Techniques

  • Tonopen to measure pressure in the eyes
  • Blood pressure monitor - to assess for high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • ECG/ pulse oximetry/ capnograph
  • Transtracheal wash and cytology
  • Bone marrow aspirates
  • Myringotomy

Our Lab

We know that the anxiety you experience when waiting for your pet's diagnosis is often more unpleasant than the diagnosis itself. That's why we have a complete lab on-site.

Diagnosing emergent internal health issues (as well as providing high quality preventive care) requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests, including:new orleans pet diagnostics lab

  • Bacterial and fungal cultures
  • Tritrichomonas culture
  • Blood chemistry
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Thyroid Testing
  • Complete Urinalysis
  • Parvovirus snap test
  • Heartworm testing
  • FeLV/FIV/HW snap testing for felines
  • Fecal analysis
  • Skin slide analysis for dermatitis
  • Ear swab cytology
  • Fluid analysis and cytology
  • Blood typing
  • Panreatic testing (CPL)

Access to precise laboratory test results is important. In some cases, we can receive important test results within minutes.

We also use our lab to properly evaluate your pet case prior to the administration of anesthesia. This will help us avoid any unnecessary complications or reactions.

Quick and accurate results are two of the best services we can provide to you.

Our Pharmacy

In numerous acute or chronic conditions, medication is required to cure or alleviate symptoms. Timely and convenient access to these medications is an important aspect of caring for your pet. For these reasons, we maintain a comprehensive pharmacy.

Not only does this mean you don't have to wait for important medicines for your pet, but there is a direct line of communication between the examination room and the pharmacy. You'll receive the correct medication at the correct dosage. Each medication we prescribe becomes part of your pet's medical record, which reduces the chance for errors and enhances our ability to monitor its use and the outcome for your pet.

We carry an extensive inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical items, supplies, and medications, and are now able to provide many custom compounded pharmaceuticals such as flavored liquids. If needed many medications are available as chewable treats and transdermal gels. These special preparations are particularly useful for pets who are difficult to medicate.

Refills are easy too. Simply give us a call or visit our online pharmacy and we can either mail them to you or have them ready at your next visit. Our pharmacy products are priced at our below internet pharmacy prices. Additionally, purchasing the medications your pet needs from Magazine Street Animal Clinic ensures the manufacturers guarantee and support.