Diagnostic Medicine


Laboratory Services
We have a full in-house laboratory which allows us to quickly conduct tests such as Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrilichia tests for dogs, FIV/Felv tests for cats, CBC and blood chemistries, and coagulation profiles.

For more specialized tests, we utilize Idexx Laboratories, an off-site reference laboratory, which provides next day results.





Digital Radiography
Digital radiographs allow our veterinarians to evaluate your pet’s skeletal, cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. For some cases, an ultrasound may be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. We are able to arrange for a sonographer to come to our hospital to perform on-site ultrasound services.

 


 

 Ultrasound
If one of our Veterinarians recommend an ultrasound for your pet, we can schedule that to be completed at our hospital through a mobile ultrasound service. Technicians can perform the ultrasound and they will be reviewed by a board certified radiologist. Recommendations can be made on diagnosis and treatment of your pet.

 

 

Radiology and Internal Medicine Consult

There are some cases that require additional require additional resources to assist with your pet's diagnosis. We have access to over 60 board certified radiology, cardiology, and specialty consultants. These collaborative consultations will help us to take swift and precise clinical action.

 

 

 

 

 

Now Offering Dental Radiology!

Dental radiology is fast becoming the standard of care in veterinary dentistry because it is crucial for proper patient care.  Have you ever been to the dentist and had radiographs performed of your teeth? Did you know that there is also dental radiology for your pets? It’s just as important for your pets as your radiographs at the dentist are for you. Only half of a tooth is visible, the other half is under the gum where problems and disease can’t be seen. We’re pleased at Rolling Hills Animal Hospital to be able to offer dental radiology for your pets. Here are just a few of the benefits of dental radiology:

Fractures of the tooth under the gum line can be seen on radiograph. Also we can assess fractures seen above the gum line to see if the tooth needs to be extracted.

  • Abscesses can be visualized on radiographs that might otherwise be missed. 
  • When a tooth is discolored, we can use radiographs to help see inside the tooth to see what’s going on.
  • If a tooth is fractured and needs to be extracted, dental radiographs can help the veterinarian see the root structure of the tooth before and after removing it, to ensure all of the root has been removed.
  • If a tooth is missing, we can use dental radiology to see if the roots are still present and need to be extracted or if the tooth never erupted properly.
  • We can see how healthy the bone around the teeth is, this is especially important in older pets.