At Alberta Veterinary Care, we use a variety of advanced medical technology to diagnose and treat your dog or cat. We offer the following diagnostic services at our facility:
Digital radiology is commonly used to diagnose bone and joint conditions, screen for cancer and abnormalities within the organs, and to locate foreign objects within the body. This non-invasive procedure allows us to examine your pet in great detail to make an accurate diagnosis. Digital x-rays have a much higher image quality than traditional x-rays, and are significantly easier to read. Thanks to the advanced digital technology, the results are available within minutes, allowing us to make a quicker diagnosis. Anesthesia is not normally required for x-rays.
Digital Dental Radiology
Digital radiography, also known as digital x-ray, is an advanced dental technology that allows us to examine individual teeth for bone loss, hidden fractures, or abscesses that may be present. The digital images are ready within minutes, reducing the amount of time your pet is exposed to radiation. This also allows us to diagnose and treat your pet quickly and efficiently.
An ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive imaging procedure that allows us to examine the internal organs of the body. 3D images of the internal organs are produced in real time as sound waves return the images. These high-definition images allow us to see how the organs are during the time of the ultrasound.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Blood pressure monitoring is used to evaluate your pet’s blood pressure during routine exams. Our trained staff will also monitor your pet’s blood pressure while under anesthesia or during life-threatening and emergency situations.
If your pet is undergoing a procedure that requires anesthesia, our staff members will monitor all vital statistics to make sure your pet is safe and healthy. We monitor your pet’s heart activity, ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, respiratory system, and temperature before, during, and after surgery.