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Diagnostics


Despite the best of care, all pets will eventually get sick. When that happens we want to provide you with answers.  At Antelope Creek Veterinary Healthcare Center we have at our disposal the latest in veterinary diagnostics.

Laboratory
 

Our modern in house laboratory gives us fast and reliable results regarding your pet’s condition. Some of these tests include:

 Blood Chemistries

Complete Blood Counts

Clotting Times

Platelet Estimates and Counts

Reticulocyte Counts

Heartworm Testing

Feline Leukemia and FIV Testing

Urinalysis

Fecal Flotation and Cytology

Cytology of Lumps, Bumps and Cancers

Skin Scrapings for Parasite Identification

Ear Cytology


In addition, we have access to any laboratory tests needed through our network of referral laboratories.  Our close proximity to the University of Nebraska Diagnostic Lab provides us with an excellent source of veterinary diagnostic specialists.

Diagnostic Imaging

X-rays provide a non-invasive way to visualize your pet’s bones and internal organs.  Our high quality x-rays are very helpful in diagnosing such conditions as hip dysplacia, fractures, internal organ enlargement, bladder stones, and foreign body ingestion.

Electrocardiography (EKG)

There are several different ways to evaluate your pet’s heart. One way is with the use of an electrocardiogram. It is used to measure electrical conductivity in the heart, including the heart rate and rhythm.  We also use this valuable tool to monitor the heart during anesthesia.

Tonometry

 Glaucoma in pets is a serious and very painful eye disease.  The main indicator of glaucoma is increased pressure in the eye.  The accurate measurement of eye pressure is difficult without specialized equipment.  By using a tonopen we can quickly and painlessly measure intraocular pressure.  This then allows us to initiate potentially sight saving therapy as soon as possible.
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