Pet Diagnostics

Doral Centre Animal Hospital has an extensive array of diagnostic equipment at our disposal—such as ultrasound, CT scans, PennHip evaluations, endoscopy, and an in-house laboratory and in-house pharmacy. This on-site technology gives us a major advantage in diagnosing and treating disease, internal injury, and other health problems quickly, without you having to go to another provider or wait longer than needed for test results.

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In-House Laboratory and Pharmacy

Laboratory testing is a critical diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. Many important diagnostic tests can only be performed by outside laboratories, but other tests can be performed in-house, getting your pet's results quickly and allowing us to continue their care without the wait.

Our large pharmacy inventory-including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive-is a reliable place to purchase your pet's required medication. When considering options for purchasing medication, pet owners have many choices. When you purchase medications from our pharmacy or online pharmacy, you can rest assured that your pet’s medications were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under optimal conditions.

Our trained staff will fill your prescriptions with care and you can rely on us to provide you with accurate information, proper dosing, and to alert you to any potential drug side effects or interactions. We are a pet pharmacy you can trust.

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Endoscopy

Endoscopy is the use of a minimally-invasive, specialized video camera to look inside your pet's body. Usually used as a diagnostic tool, it allows for visualization on a monitor and sampling of tissue to check for abnormalities.endoscopy is performed for diagnostic purposes allowing visualization and sampling of abnormalities.

Endoscopy can treat the following areas:

  • Respiratory tract (rhinoscopy, tracheoscopy, bronchoscopy)
  • Upper GI tract (esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, duodenoscopy)
  • Lower GI tract (colonoscopy, ileoscopy)
  • Urinary and genital tract  (cystoscopy, urethroscopy, vaginoscopy)
  • Abdominal endoscopy (laparoscopy)

Endoscopy is often used for locating and retrieving a foreign body that your pet may have ingested, removing bladder stones or polyps, and for placing emergency feeding tubes.

Is your pet in need of a fast, reliable diagnosis to an injury or condition?

PENN HIP Evaluations

Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) afflicts millions of dogs each year and can result in debilitating osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. It is estimated that more than 50% of the most popular large breed dogs will show x-ray evidence of CHD. Many will suffer from osteoarthritis, pain, and lameness, costing owners and breeders millions of dollars in veterinary care, shortened work longevity, and reduced performance.

Penn Hip incorporates a new method for evaluating the integrity of a dog's hips. It is accurate in puppies as young as 16 weeks of age and has great potential to lower the frequency of CHD when used as a selection criteria in breeding.

The Penn Hip procedure is provided at a flat rate fee that includes anesthesia, all required X-rays, and submission fee to Penn Hip. Preanesthetic blood work is offered as an option for pet owners for an additional cost.

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ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound is a quick and painless procedure where sound waves are emitted through a handheld probe which are converted into electrical impulses and translated into real time images. The resulting images are better than radiographs because they do not give off any harmful radiation.

Cancerous tumors, cysts, obstructions in the GI tract, foreign bodies, pet pregnancy, and fluid in the abdomen (edema) or just a few of the many conditions that can be diagnosed with ultrasound.

Most pets tolerate an ultrasound well because it is pain free and non-invasive, however, some pets may need a little help remaining still so quality images can be captured.

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CT Scans

This advanced imaging technology produces cross sectional images, or slices, of body organs and structures. CT imaging is useful to diagnose diseases or trauma, guide interventional instruments, and monitor the patient’s response to therapy.

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