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Kingdom Animal Hospital maintains several facilities on-site to ensure that your pet gets the best veterinary care and diagnostic service possible.

For more information about our services, please visit the services page or contact us with any of your questions.

Digital Radiography 

Kingdom Animal Hospital - Digital Radiography

Digital Radiography is a more advanced form of X-Ray where digital sensors (as oppose to traditional x-ray film) are used to capture the x-ray image.

By utilizing digital (computer) technology to capture the image, x-rays taken in our digital radiography lab are high resolution and can easily be manipulated and viewed to ensure that your pet receives the best diagnostic service possible.

 

Ultrasound (top)

Kingdom Animal Hospital - Ultrasound

An Ultrasound is a medical imaging procedure where high-frequency sound waves are used to map the internal structure of the body. An ultrasound machine produces these sound waves and records their reflection from the body. The machine then interprets the sound data and creates a visual image that our doctors can use to "see inside" your pet.

With this technology, our doctors can diagnose a host of ailments and/or conditions that may be affecting your pet including muscle and tendon problems, pregnancies, and growths and cysts. Kingdom Animal Hospital maintains an ultrasound machine on-site meaning your pet's doctor has access to this machine whenever it is needed.

Full In-House Lab (top)

Kingdom Animal Hospital - In House Lab

Animals are unable to fully communicate their pains, symptoms, and other signs of illness to us verbally. Therefore, to evaluate your pet’s health better, we need to be able to get an indication of the workings of the internal organs through diagnostic testing. Bloodwork and urinalyses (see below) are often used to give us a better picture of overall health and/or disease.

Kingdom Animal Hospital offers the ability to run full chemistry panels, complete blood counts, electrolyte analyses, and urinalyses in-house; often in less than an hour. This is useful for animals that are older to screen for disease annually, for animals with illnesses to pinpoint disease, or as a pre-anesthetic screening for the pets’ ability to process drugs safely.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) 

Provides information concerning the types of blood cells. Red blood cells (those that carry oxygen to the tissues of the body) may be reduced with anemia from bleeding, parasitism, or other disease or may be increased with dehydration. White blood cells (the body’s defense cells) may be elevated with infection or inflammation or lowered by chemotherapy. Platelets (the major clotting cells) control bleeding. They may be elevated in some diseases or lowered by others.

Blood Chemistries 

Blood Chemistries include measuring BUN, creatinine, alkaline phospatase, alanine transferase, total protein, blood glucose, cholesterol, albumin, amylase, calcium, phosphorus, and total bilirubin in your pet's blood. This provides information concerning the kidneys, liver, pancreas, endocrine organs, blood proteins, and cholesterol. 

Electrolytes (Sodium, potassium, and chloride) 

Vital to appropriate function of all cells, these electrolytes may become deranged in a wide variety of diseases.

Urinalyses 

Concentration of urine gives us a great look at kidney function, pH helps let us know if the diet needs modification or if stones or crystals are likely to form, glucose or ketones may be present in diabetes, protein may be an early indicator of kidney disease or hypertenstion (high blood pressure), and blood, cells, crystals, or bacteria could indicate infection or bleeding of the urinary tract.

Feline Leukemia 

An antigen test to determine the presence of feline leukemia. This disease may be obtained by mutual grooming, sharing food/water dishes, biting, breeding, or any activity that shares bodily fluids. The disease may cause few symptoms or may cause cancer, terminal anemia, or increased susceptibility to and inability to fight off other infections.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus 

An antibody test to determine exposure to feline immunodeficiency virus. Similar to the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, this virus may cause few symptoms or may erupt into full blown disease causing immunosuppression (inability to fight off infection) and increased risk of cancer.

Heartworm 

An antigen test to determine the presence of adult heartworms (specifically the uterine tissue of female worms).  Heartworms contribute to arterial, heart, and lung disease in dogs, cats, and ferrets.

Canine Pancreatic Lipase 

This test helps to diagnose pancreatitis in dogs. Pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas which may cause mild symptoms of inappetence or progress to vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, abdominal pain and in some cases life threatening disease.

Canine Parvovirus 

An antigen test to determine the presence of parvovirus.  This extremely fast-spreading disease of young dogs can quickly debilitate or kill affected dogs.

Progesterone 

A hormone level used in the timing of ovulation in female dogs. Serially testing during heat cycles allows us to pinpoint the exact day of ovulation to better time breeding and determine expected time of whelping.

Brucellosis 

An antibody test to determine persistent infection with Brucella canis. Canine brucellosis is a chronic infection that causes generalized disease or may be concentrated in the reproductive organs. This disease is spread by exposure to an infected dogs bodily fluids. It may cause infertility, abortion, or other systemic disease.