Veterinary Diagnostic Services

Digital Radiology

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Radiographs, or X-rays, are one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in medicine. At Camelot Court Animal Clinic, we use X-rays to examine your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas, and for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your pet has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object, or is suffering from a heart problem, an X-ray can tell us what we need to know.

To provide you with the highest quality veterinary care, Camelot Court Animal Clinic has invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine. There are many important advantages to digital X-rays:

  • They are immediately able to be viewed on a computer monitor.
  • The clear, detailed images can be manipulated to get a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs, leading to a faster and more accurate diagnosis.
  • They take less time to process, which means less time for your pet on the X-ray table (and less stress) and less waiting time for you.
  • No harsh chemicals are needed to develop the images, reducing potential harm to the staff and the environment.
  • If a second opinion is necessary, digital X-rays can be sent by email to a specialist.

Advanced diagnostic capabilities are an extremely important part of veterinary medicine, in part because we can't simply ask your pet what is wrong. By investing in digital X-ray technology, we aim to offer you and your pet the best, most comprehensive healthcare available.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a painless, safe, noninvasive procedure that we use to evaluate your pet’s internal organs. It is one of the many ways we strive to give you peace of mind when it comes to your pet’s health. Using sound waves, ultrasound produces a real-time moving picture of your pet’s organs that allows us to visualize objects that cannot be detected by X-rays alone.

At Camelot Court Animal Clinic, we use ultrasound to assess the shape, size, tissue density, internal structure and position of your pet’s abdominal organs and assess cardiac health (also called an echocardiogram). It can also be used to identify masses or tumors, and act as a guide during surgical biopsies.

In-House Medical and Diagnostic Laboratory in Kansas City

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Because protecting your pet’s health is priority, we have a complete in-house diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces and fine needle aspirates (procedure used to investigate lumps or masses). Without timely access to these test results, it would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health.

What Veterinary Diagnostics Can Detect

For example, diagnostic testing can detect heartworm disease, Lyme disease, infections, feline leukemia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections and many additional diseases and conditions that can go unnoticed in their early stages. Blood testing can show early evidence of diabetes, changes in liver or kidney function, or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic laboratory testing is also completed prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia.

Quick Results for Your Pet’s Tests

Laboratory testing provides information about your pet's overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. Thanks to Camelot Court Animal Clinic's in-house diagnostic laboratory, we are able to deliver your pet’s test results quickly—often within a few minutes—minimizing the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.