Diagnostic Tools

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

  • 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