Full Range of In House Diagnostic Equipment
Protecting your pet’s health is our most important job. When performing routine wellness examinations or diagnosing an illness, what our veterinarians can physically see only scratches the surface of your pets’ physical wellness. Many times, it is what is on the inside that counts. For this reason, we offer a variety of diagnostic imaging and laboratory tools.
Our extensive Idexx In-House Diagnostic Laboratory allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces and tissue samples. Diagnostic testing can detect heartworm disease, tick borne vectors, feline Leukemia and FIV, systemic infections, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections, ear infections, skin infections, diabetes, metabolic insufficiencies, endocrine disorders and major organ functional changes. We also use our in-house lab to monitor your pets’ health while on chronic medications as well monitor liver and kidney function prior to any anesthetic procedure. We can deliver your pets test results quickly, minimizing your wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Digital Radiographs (or X-Rays) are one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. The clear, detailed images produced by our state of the art digital X-Ray machine can be viewed immediately. They can be manipulated to give accurate views of your pet’s skeletal structure, gastrointestinal tract, heart, lungs and other major organs. This noninvasive and painless procedure is useful in helping to diagnose numerous issues and is typically the first step in our diagnostic regime.
In certain cases, an ultrasound examination can be an extremely useful diagnostic tool. Ultrasonography is a safe and noninvasive way of evaluating a patient’s internal organs by providing a real-time moving two-dimensional image using high-frequency sound waves. It allows us to visualize objects that cannot be detected by X-rays alone. We use ultrasounds to assess the shape, size, tissue density and internal structure and position of your pet’s abdominal organs, assess cardiac health and diagnose pregnancy. It can also be used to identify masses or tumors and as a guide during surgical biopsies. Used in conjunction with bloodwork and radiographs, an ultrasound exam gives us a more complete and accurate picture of what is going on inside of your pet.
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Welcome to Oceanside Veterinary Clinic, located on Folly Road in beautiful James Island, SC. Our goal is to provide pet owners with sound, honest choices for their pets and to provide our patients with excellent and compassionate medical care.