Companion Animal Hospital River North has the advantage of offering complete in-house lab testing and digital radiography to its patients. We take pride in our capabilities, which allow us to more quickly and accurately diagnose assorted health conditions and create a comprehensive health profile for your pet. Since basic physical exams reveal little beyond how your pet is doing on the outside, we rely on our laboratory and digital radiography tools to help us see what’s happening on the inside.
Examining Your Pet Internally with Digital Radiography
The best way to see what’s going on inside your pet is to actually see inside. With our digital X-ray machine, we can do just that and with greater speed and clarity. Your pet can spend less time being X-rayed and more time sitting with you while we interpret their images. Sedation is rarely necessary, and our team members will use their Fear Free training to keep your pet at ease.
Our X-ray equipment can help us diagnose:
- Bone fractures
- Bone and joint deformities (hip and elbow dysplasia, for example)
- Foreign bodies in the intestine
- Bladder stones
Digital X-ray also gives us the benefit of utilizing telemedicine whenever necessary. This involves quickly emailing your pet’s images to radiology specialists for a second opinion to ensure that we’re making the most accurate diagnosis.
Whether your pet is healthy or ill, our diagnostic tools may play an important role in keeping them healthy or restoring their health. If your pet is due for an exam or showing signs of illness or injury, call us today at (312) 643-2901.