At Ark Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care, we provide our clients with state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology. Digital radiography is an extremely helpful tool for diagnosing multiple types of conditions, such as tumors, bone fractures, and foreign body ingestion. This technology enables our trained veterinarians to see the lungs, heart, musculoskeletal system, and other major organs.
Digital radiology is a less stressful diagnostic method than traditional film x-rays, as it is a faster process, which lessens the amount of radiation exposure and also means your pet doesn’t have to stay still for as long.
Digital radiology also produces higher quality images, has better accuracy, and can be easily shared and stored for future use.
These beneficial attributes of digital radiology allow our professional veterinarians and staff to accurately diagnose and treat patients in the quickest and most accurate way possible.
Our incredible in-house diagnostic laboratory at Ark Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care enables our veterinary doctors and staff to rapidly and accurately receive diagnostic results for our clients and their animals. In emergency situations or cases that involve the critical condition of your pet, these fast results are especially beneficial and can be life-saving. We can also use our in-house laboratory facilities for general wellness tests like annual fecal exams and routine blood work.
It is recommended that your pet undergoes annual blood work, which can explore the health of your pet in a deeper and more detailed manner than a physical wellness exam. Blood work can reveal how well the blood chemistry levels and organ functions of your pet are performing, which in turn can better allow Veterinarians to understand any underlying health issues your animal may be experiencing.
Our modern in-house laboratory sets Ark Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care apart from other vet clinics, who often have to rely on off-site premises to process results for their patients.
Our in-house laboratory is fully equipped and regularly runs diagnostic tests such as:
We offer FAST/TFAST scanning which utilizes an ultrasound to assess for fluid in emergency situations.
Like x-rays, ultrasounds allow us to see inside your pet’s body. But while x-rays use invisible light rays, ultrasounds use sonic waves to create a picture. Also unlike x-rays, ultrasounds allow us to view a live video feed of your pet’s internal systems, whereas x-rays can only create a static picture.
Ultrasounds are often used at our clinic to diagnose conditions that include bladder stones, heart and lung abnormalities, foreign bodies, intestinal disorders, cancer, and even pregnancy - similar to how ultrasounds are used in human pregnancies.
Ultrasounds are simple, safe, and non-invasive to administer, and pets usually don’t need to be sedated unless they are extremely anxious or difficult to handle.
Allergies and dermatological issues may not seem like a serious problem, but they can actually cause your pet a significant amount of pain and irritation. The general term used for any condition that affects the skin is Dermatitis, and there are a number of different reasons why a pet could acquire this condition. Allergies, hormonal issues, cancer, infections, and autoimmune diseases can all cause dermatitis. Some of the symptoms might include:
At Ark Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care, our staff is trained to figure out what is causing dermatological issues or allergic reactions in your pet. They can then start a course of treatment that will help your pet regain comfort.
Common allergens can also affect pets, just like they can with people. Allergies can cause severe irritation and mental distress is an animal. Common allergens include grass, weeds, pollen and flowers, wheat or grains, household cleaners, proteins such as fish or chicken.
Located off of exit 46 on the NY State Thruway (I-90).