Veterinary Diagnostic Services in Jamul, CA

High-Quality Veterinary Radiographs

jamul ca veterinarianRadiographs (X-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. X-rays are useful in examining your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. An X-ray can reveal a fractured bone, detect tumors, help with the diagnosis of heartworm disease or locate an obstruction or foreign object in your pet's intestine or stomach. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures like ultrasound, X-rays can accurately diagnose problems, making treatment faster and easier for your pet and your veterinarian.

Jamul Veterinary Hospital is equipped with the latest in digital radiographic technology capable of creating highly detailed images of your pet with far less radiation than traditional methods. Not only do we get a clearer image that can easily be sent via private network to a certified radiologist for a second opinion when necessary, but it is safer for your pet as well.

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Veterinary Ultrasound

veterinarian in jamul caUltrasound 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 considered more exact than radiographs, ultrasound provides a movie of what is happening inside your pet's body.

It 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, bladder scans and other areas such as the thyroid glands, testicles and mammary glands.

Ultrasound also works well in conjunction with other diagnostic tools and a wide range of diagnostic procedures. For example, 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.

Jamul Veterinary Hospital uses modern ultrasound technologies and is up-to-date on the latest ultrasound-assisted procedures. In certain complex cases, we are able to easily send these images to a board certified radiologist for timely second opinions.

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Electrocardiograph Machine

jamul ca veterinary hospitalElectrocardiographs (EKG) are snapshots of how your pet's heart functions. These are very helpful at detecting numerous types of arrhythmias as well as a handful of other cardiac conditions that can be difficult to identify through a stethoscope. You probably have seen an EKG machine–also known as an ECG machine–or have had one of these tests in your doctor's office as they are commonly used to test for and diagnose common heart conditions in humans.

An EKG test is a noninvasive procedure that involves simply connecting a handful of electrodes to your pet's skin. The machine will read the electrical impulses coming from the heart as the heart works to pump blood and provide a graph for your veterinarian to read. If we notice any abnormalities we will explain them to you and advise you on next steps.

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Our Lab

vets in jamul caPerforming preventative medicine as well as diagnosing emergent internal health issues requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces, and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to precise laboratory test results--blood testing, biopsies, microscopic examinations, bacterial culture sensitivity, and more--it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health.

Jamul Veterinary Hospital maintains a complete in-house laboratory to provide timely access to tests such as full blood and chemistry panels, cytologies, fungal cultures, urinalysis, fecal tests, heartworm testing and more.

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