Pet Diagnostics and Internal Medicine

Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic offers cutting-edge internal medicine to help pets with chronic illnesses. This involves using sophisticated tools for accurate diagnosing so we can find flexible treatment options. Like people, our pets can develop complex health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, allergies, hyperthyroidism, and kidney disease. With pet diagnostics, we can help dogs and cats enjoy a better quality of life regardless of their condition.

If your pet is showing signs of an ongoing illness or is due for a checkup, request an appointment today.

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Lab Testing

Our hospital has a full on-site testing laboratory for measuring different values and levels related to your pet’s internal functions. We can run tests on blood, urine, fecal, and tissue samples to see if your pet has a deficiency, an infection, or some other problem that may point to a larger issue.

Some tests we offer include:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Full blood panel
  • Heartworm testing
  • Glucose (blood sugar) testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal exam
  • Skin scraping
  • Blood pressure
  • Progesterone

We can also obtain test results quickly if a patient comes to us with an urgent problem. Some of our tests take only minutes to complete.

Digital X-Ray

Our digital X-ray equipment allows for greater efficiency and thoroughness when diagnosing issues such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Broken bones
  • Arthritis
  • Cysts
  • Intestinal obstruction

The technology we use provides our doctors with sharper, more detailed images of your pet’s internal structures. This makes it easier to detect sudden changes or existing problems that might have otherwise gone undiagnosed.

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Dr. Tucker performing endoscopy: Photo Gallery in Elkhorn

Ultrasound

With ultrasound, our team can get a better visual of the soft tissue organs and blood flow. We often perform echocardiograms (heart ultrasounds) to help with diagnosing heart disease, and we can do abdominal ultrasounds to determine the stage of kidney disease in a patient. Ultrasound can also reveal tumors, fluid in the abdomen, and kidney stones.

Endoscopy

Another way we can examine your pet internally is to perform an endoscopy. An endoscope is a rigid tube with a tiny camera mounted at the end. It allows us to study the nasal cavity, inner ear, and upper and lower GI tracts. One of its most important uses is for collecting biopsy samples, but it can also help with foreign body removal.

Pets with issues such as vomiting and diarrhea can greatly benefit from an endoscopic procedure.

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“My Dog Myla Had surgery here over the weekend the staff was amazing, Dr.Nicole was amazing with my Dog. I recommend this clinic to anyone around the area!!!!!”

- Joseph G.

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