Endoscopy uses fiber optic technology to directly examine the interior of your pet’s body, including the abdominal cavity and gastrointestinal tract. These advanced diagnostic procedures are useful in evaluating abdominal and thoracic organs, conducting biopsies with minimal incision and decreasing blood loss and pain.
Ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool that gives us a detailed image of your pet’s internal organs. This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses soundwaves to produce a detailed moving image of the internal organs. The procedure is identical to that used in human medicine.
Ultrasound is most often utilized in the examination of your pet’s heart and abdominal organs. It is useful in diagnosing heart disease, the presence of abdominal masses or foreign bodies, evaluating organ function and more. Ultrasound can also be used to determine if your pet is pregnant. A board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist performs ultrasounds at our hospital.
Bloodwork and other laboratory tests are essential in providing a “window” into your pet’s body. Diseases that are not apparent during a physical examination can be detected quickly through the use of laboratory tests. For the majority of our bloodwork and lab tests, the Animal Medical & Surgical Center of Canton, Georgia, utilizes our in-house laboratory for quick and accurate diagnoses.
Our laboratory is capable of performing a variety of tests, including blood profiles, CBCs, and disease screenings, as well as pre-surgical bloodwork. Having an in-house laboratory enables us to arrive at a more rapid diagnosis for your pet during an emergency or when time is of the essence.
“I have used Animal Medical and Surgical Center for 13 years and have never been disappointed. A couple of years ago a vet opened about 5 miles from me. I still gladly drive the extra 20 miles to be sure Boogie gets the best care available.” - phillidah, Waleska Sep 27, 2014