Downtown Animal Care Center has invested in the latest in digital imaging technology in order to provide accurate and efficient diagnosis options for your pet.
We offer both digital X-ray and ultrasound options and can use these as a non-invasive means of diagnosing many conditions.
The digital nature of our X-ray capabilities has allowed our veterinarians to diagnose conditions that could not have been detected through other means. We use digital X-ray routinely with our pet dental cleaning exams to help with detection of tooth decay and infection.
Hairline fractures and arthritis, as well as the size and location of foreign bodies or cancerous tumors, can be seen and the images can be manipulated by our vets so that treatment options can be more carefully planned.
Our hospital maintains excellent relationships with veterinary specialists so that we can electronically share the digital images on difficult cases and receive a quick consultation. The images can also be burned onto a CD for clients to store with their pet’s records at home.
Ultrasound technology is a non-invasive means of using sound waves to examine internal structures in pets. Our veterinarians can use ultrasound technology to monitor internal organs and check for proper size, shape, location, and even blood supply to those organs. Ultrasounds can also be used to check for masses within organs, check for early pregnancy, or to guide our doctors in procedures where they need to use a needle to take a sample of an internal mass.
Similar to digital X-rays, our ultrasound images can be shared with veterinary specialists for consultation on more complicated cases and can be provided to clients on CD for at-home pet records.