Diagnostic facilities available at Allpets on a daily basis include:

Diagnostic Imaging

X-Ray:

Digital xray allows us get xrays of your patient within minutes and vital for diagnosis of bony abnormalities, organ enlargement etc. Ultrasound is an excellent, non-invasive diagnostic tool for assessing the internal structure and tissue type of body organs especially abdominal organs where biopsies may also be taken. The heart and the function of it’s valves and chambers can be very accurately assessed by ultrasound without any risk to the patient.

Blood Testing

Full haematology, biochemistry and electrolyte analysers in our lab – with results within 20 minutes which is essential to the care of our hospitalised /critical patients. We also run profiles of the thyroid and adrenal glands to detect endocrine disorders, tests to check for FIV/FELV in the cat, snap tests to detect pancreatitis and parvovirus and BAST liver function tests.

Microscopy

Used to examine skin scrapings/ear swabs to detect parasites/bacteria/fungal infections, blood smears and urine samples to detect infections,crystals etc.

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Electrocardiograph (ECG)

Assesses pet’s heart rhythm and rate as part of routine monitoring under GA or in investigation of cardiac cases

Blood Pressure Monitoring

As part of routine monitoring under GA or when suspect renal/heart diseases where hypertension common.

Auroscope/Ophthalmoscope

Allows us to fully examine the animal’s ear canal and assess the eye and its internal structures including the lens and retina. We have a daily courier to external lab in the event of specialised diagnostic tests being required on bloods or other body samples.