In addition to a full clinical examination, further investigative procedures may be necessary for diagnosis of your pet's complaint.
At our Midhurst Veterinary Centre we have a wide range of facilities available.
Digital X-rayWe are proud to offer advanced digital x-ray technology for our clients. X-rays are used to identify the location and severity of fractures, detect signs of heart disease, identify foreign bodies in your pet's stomach and much more.
Digital x-ray technology has many benefits for you and your pet. Digital x-ray is far more detailed than old technology using film that has to be developed and having rapid results significantly reduces the time your pet will need to be under anesthesia. These images can also be emailed or saved to a disc, allowing for fast consultations with veterinary specialists, when necessary.
In-House Idexx Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
We have an in-house state of the art Idexx® laboratory for diagnostic testing.
A sick pet deserves the fastest, most accurate treatment. We are equipped with a complete laboratory capable of performing a number of tests for your pet, including:
- Complete blood counts
- Chemistry screens
- Thyroid screens
- Electrolyte levels
- Feline leukaemia and Feline Aids test
- Lungworm antigen test
- Cortisol levels
- Urine protein/creatinine ratio
MicroscopyWe use the microscope for a variety of purposes such as examining skin samples for parasites, urine sediment etc.
This enables us to make a rapid diagnosis for certain conditions and for assessing treatments.
UltrasoundUltrasound is a painless and non-invasive imaging technique used to look at your pet’s internal organs. Using high-frequency sound waves, ultrasound enables us to see real-time images of your pet’s chest and abdomen so that we can locate any specific areas of concern.
Blood Pressure MonitoringYes, pets do suffer from high blood pressure, just like people. That is why it is important to be able to monitor blood pressure. Measuring blood pressure only takes a few minutes, is completely pain-free and is extremely well tolerated by most animals.
Rigid and Flexible EndoscopyEndoscopes utilize fibre optic technology for examination of your pet’s oral cavity, nose, trachea, oesophagus, stomach, or colon. This allows us to make a accurate diagnosis.