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Digital Radiography at Essex Animal HospitalDigital radiography

Veterinary x-rays have become a powerful and useful tool. Images are taken digitally and displayed on a computer. This means we can quickly gain a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs. The result is that diagnosing a wide range of medical conditions is made faster and can be done far more accurately than ever before.

Your pet's time on the x-ray table is reduced because fewer images need to be taken. Digital x-rays also eliminate the need to use toxic chemicals in the film development process, decreasing the risk of exposure to our staff and the environment.

Digital x-rays are saved to a disk, and can be given to you as part of your pet's home medical record. Images can also be quickly transmitted to specialists when a second opinion is needed.

 

 

In House Lab at Essex Animal HospitalIn-house lab

One of the most important aspects of any preventive medicine regimen is the ability to analyze how well your pet's internal organs and processes are functioning. For example, are the kidneys and liver doing their jobs at removing waste from the blood stream? Does your pet have internal parasites? Is a growth on your pet's skin benign?

Laboratory testing allows us to to assess the overall systemic health of your pet without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. This is why we maintain a complete in-house laboratory and regularly test your pet during wellness exams, before surgery, or when we suspect your pet may have a health issue.