Has your pet been acting unusual? Are you concerned that an illness or injury may be to blame?
When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness for long periods of time. All the while, the condition is able to develop and worsen.
In cases such as these, we rely on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pet’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your loved one.
Hodes Veterinary Health Center features an on-site diagnostic laboratory, which makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results within just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you even leave the exam room. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis and other tests in-house is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence. Laboratory work is also available for routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care.
In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced imaging services. These tools, such as x-rays and ultrasound, allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s ailing him or her. We can use imaging to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity. Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.
At RHVHC, our MY-RAD 60 portable digital radiograph unit allows us to obtain digital images both in the field and at the clinic. Our unit gives high-quality images of the stifle, elbow, and all distal limb regions. X-rays can be burned to a CD or sent by email as part of our radiology service.
We have a digital ultrasound Soniscape S8 machine at our practice which is complemented by a full range of probes, allowing diagnostic imaging of all body systems. Dr. Jessica Hodes uses this equipment extensively both in the field and at the clinic for reproductive work in the diagnosis of early pregnancy, as well as for the diagnosis of soft tissue injuries involving the musculoskeletal system. Ultrasound is also frequently used as a non-invasive technique in the diagnosis of colic and other disorders of both the abdominal and thoracic cavity.
At RHVHC we offer a complete line of reproductive services, including breeding soundness exams (mares and stallions), artificial insemination (AI), pregnancy diagnosis, diagnosis and management of high risk pregnancies, retained placenta treatment, reduction of twin pregnancies, diagnosis and treatment of mare infertility, and neonatal foal examination and management services. Please contact us to learn about our breeding management plans, which were specially designed to improve reproductive management of artificially inseminated mares.
- Vaccinations & Preventive Care
- Digital Radiology (mobile)
- Digital Ultrasound
- Nutritional Counseling
- Corrective Farrier Services
- Health Papers/Coggins
- Lameness Services (diagnostics and treatment)
- Minor Field Surgery/Anesthesia
- Fully Equipped Mobile Veterinary Unit
- Reproduction (including artificial insemination)
- Pre-Purchase/Insurance Examinations
- In House Laboratory Testing
- Mobile Stocks
- Emergency Service