At Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort serving the Northland, we utilize our state-of-the-art IDEXX in-house laboratory to screen and test for a variety of diseases and other conditions affecting your pet's health and well-being. This technology allows us to perform complete blood counts, chemistry profiles, electrolytes, urinalysis, fecal exams and cytology evaluations.
While avoiding invasive and expensive procedures, we can gather important information about your pet's overall systemic health quickly and in-house. We have invested in our laboratory for these reasons and to minimize the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. It would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health without timely access to these precise test results.
To provide you with the highest-quality Platte County veterinary care for your pet, Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort has invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine. There are many important advantages to digital X-rays:
Advanced diagnostic capabilities are an extremely important part of veterinary medicine, in part because we can't simply ask our patients what is wrong. Our investment in digital X-ray technology reflects our commitment to offer you and your pet the best, most comprehensive healthcare available.
Ultrasound is a pain-free, totally non-invasive technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time image of your pet's internal organs. Often used in conjunction with veterinary radiographs, ultrasound provides a movie of what is happening inside your pet's body.
Ultrasound is particularly useful in viewing your pet's abdominal organs including the spleen, kidneys, liver, and gallbladder. It can also be used to evaluate heart functions, do bladder scans and image other areas such as the thyroid gland, testicles and mammary glands.
Ultrasound works well in conjunction with other diagnostic tools and a wide range of diagnostic procedures. For example, if an X-ray shows a lesion in your pet, an ultrasound may be able to 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. Ultrasound imaging can reveal cancer, heart disease, enlarged spleens, and many other conditions. Ultrasounds are typically not stressful for your pet and take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to perform.
For certain complex medical cases, Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort utilizes telemedicine. Telemedicine is the provision of health care by phone or computer. With telemedicine, we can offer you and your pet access to even more comprehensive medical care by connecting with doctors and specialists who can lend their expertise in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of specific cases. Through telemedicine, we can provide medical consultations via phone.