Diagnostic Imaging for Efficient Treatment
At Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Flat Rock, our veterinary team uses diagnostic testing and technology to provide precise diagnoses of medical conditions to tailor treatment plans to your pet's needs.
Detection & Treatment Planning
At Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital, we use advanced tools and technology to provide accurate diagnoses for the medical conditions of cats and dogs.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our veterinary staff to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With diagnostic imaging, we're able to provide more immediate treatment options as well as share critical information with your primary care veterinarian.
In-House Laboratory & Pharmacy
At Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital, our in-house lab allows testing and results to be done quickly and efficiently. This means we can diagnose your pet's condition and begin treatment as soon as possible. Our on-site pharmacy provides quick access to any medications that may be necessary while your pet is in our care.
Diagnostic Services at Western Carolina
At Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital, we're happy to be able to offer progressive diagnostic tests and tools, including digital x-rays, ultrasounds, and endoscopy.
These allow our veterinary team to accurately diagnose and treat your pet's medical symptoms. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can be very important in treating many ailments.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
A digital x-ray, or radiograph, is a type of photograph that is able to see inside your pet's body, which can reveal information that may not be readily apparent from the outside.
A painless, safe, and completely non-invasive treatment, radiography uses minimal doses of radiation. Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and uses only very low doses of radiation.
Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs and diagnose conditions including bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
An endoscope is made up of a very tiny camera and light affixed to the end of a flexible tube.
An endoscopy is the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.
Endoscopes are minimally invasive and can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.