Diagnostic Tools

The following procedures can be performed at Hart Family Veterinary Clinic Ltd.:

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  • ECG or electrocardiogram: records the rate and rhythm of the heart

  • Complete Blood Count: measures bone marrow function, by checking how many red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other blood cells are produced in the body

  • Chemistry screen: checks kidney and liver enzymes, as well as electrolyte abnormalities, some pancreatic enzymes and even the hydration of your pet

  • Blood pressure monitoring: blood pressure is very important, affecting many systems of the body

  • Fecal analyses: includes fecal floatations for parasites and specific testing for Giardia (also known as Beaver Fever)

  • Urinalyses: analyzes urine in a comprehensive manner, looking for blood, infections, abnormal cells, glucose, proteins, and crystals

  • Cytology: allows for analyses of cells from different types of skin tissue

  • Digital radiography

  • Dental radiography

  • Ultrasonography