Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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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.
Our modern in house laboratory gives us fast and reliable results regarding your pet’s condition. Some of these tests include:
Complete Blood Counts
Platelet Estimates and Counts
Feline Leukemia and FIV Testing
Fecal Flotation and Cytology
Cytology of Lumps, Bumps and Cancers
Skin Scrapings for Parasite Identification
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.
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.
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.
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.