Cat & Dog Ultrasound & X-Ray in Cooper City, FL
It often takes more than just a physical exam to understand your pet’s health and diagnose potential problems. At Embassy Lakes Animal Hospital in Cooper City, Dr. Levin and his team use advanced diagnostic tools to evaluate patients more fully, so they are better-equipped to treat a variety of conditions and choose the best care options for every dog and cat. If there is one thing our pets are not good at, it’s showing obvious signs when they’re not feeling well. The only way your pet can communicate a problem to us is by allowing us to run tests or take cat and dog ultrasounds or x-rays to get the bigger picture.
Been with Dr. Levin (and Dr. Barnett) for almost 30 years!
How We Utilize Lab Testing
Our in-house lab allows for the testing of blood, urine, and fecal samples. While the lab has a wide range of capabilities, we generally use it to help pets with urgent health problems. We can get results from tests in as little as 15 minutes and use those results to formulate a workable treatment plan.
In non-urgent situations where your pet comes in for their annual checkup, we can send out blood samples to external labs. This lowers testing costs for you while also allowing for a thorough analysis by trusted experts. Comprehensive blood panels yield detailed reports that provide a wealth of information about your pet’s current condition. Results usually take at least 24 hours to be processed and sent back to our hospital.
The Benefits of Digital Radiography (X-ray)
We usually recommend X-rays for pets that we suspect have bone or joint problems, and for senior pets with chronic heart and respiratory issues.
Digital X-ray technology is miles ahead of traditional film X-ray in terms of speed, quality, convenience, and safety. Here’s why:
- Digital X-ray uses significantly less radiation
- It produces crystal-clear, high-resolution images
- No darkroom or developing fluid is involved, so the process goes much faster
- Your pet will not need to be handled and positioned as much, so it’s less stressful for them
- Digital X-rays can be saved on a hard drive and sent electronically to other hospitals for review