Southlane Veterinary Hospital's Ultrasound & Endoscopy Services
"Providing advanced imaging and diagnostic services
with access to board certified specialists...in a setting close
What exactly are Ultrasound and Endoscopic services?
Ultrasound and Endoscopic procedures are cutting edge diagnostic tools that allow us to offer your pet non- or minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical treatments, just like those used in human medicine. Telemedicine capabilities allow us to use the internet to transmit the entire case to a board certified specialist for review; physical exam findings, laboratory data, x-rays, ultrasound/endoscopic images...even a current photo of the pet!
- Ultrasound scans are performed for conditions of the abdomen and chest, to diagnose heart disease, for pregnancy diagnosis and monitoring, and to define muscle/tendon injuries.
- Endoscopic procedures are performed with a medical grade digital camera attached to the scope, so that the exam/surgery is viewed on a video screen in the surgery room. Both flexible and rigid endoscopes are utilized.
Why is Telemedicine so beneficial?
Telemedicine capabilities allow for a very timely diagnosis for a pet, in the most convenient and cost-effective manner for the owner.
- in most cases lab data and x-rays are current, which means these tests need not be repeated.
- owners can avoid lost time from work, and also the long drive to other referral facilities such as a university.
What if I'm an established client from another veterinary hospital?
We see referrals on a regular basis.
If you are coming from another hospital, simply ask your regular veterinarian to make a referral appointment for your pet. He or she will receive a complete report, and can perform the necessary follow-up work.