Ultrasound imaging is a painless and non-invasive diagnostic technique that is often used in conjunction with digital radiographs. Through the use of high frequency sound waves, an image is depicted, allowing our veterinarians the ability to simplify common medical conditions. A patient’s stomach, spleen, liver, gall bladder, and other internal organs can be evaluated for disease, cancer, fluid, and foreign objects.
Cardiac Ultrasound, also known as echocardiogram, is a unique diagnostic tool performed by our Board Certified Cardiologist, Dr. Pyle to determine cardiac performance and diagnose disease. Abnormalities in blood flow to the heart, contractions of the heart muscle, and even chamber sizes are depicted on a real time image. Specific heart diseases diagnosed and identified include congenital cardiac defects, cardiomyopathy, cardiac tumors, and pericardial effusion. Appointment requests for cardiology concerns should be submitted here.
Digital Dental Radiography
Dental radiographs are key in diagnosing tooth and oral cavity abnormalities. This machine is efficient in allowing us to examine and interpret the internal anatomy of the tooth, the roots, and the bone surrounding it. Diagnostic procedure and technique includes small radiographic films or digital sensors placed within the patient’s mouth while anesthetized or sedated. The doctors at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic recommend “full-mouth” radiographs to establish a baseline for future comparison, in between annual dental cleanings.
For over 10 years, we have specialized in the use of surgical laser technology from routine surgeries to soft-tissue and emergency procedures. Through generation of a beam of light energy, the wavelength of the laser allows vaporizing of the cells and “cutting” of the tissues. Three major benefits include decreased post-operative pain, reduced bleeding, and reduced incidence of surgical infection. These are accomplished by the laser’s ability to seal nerve endings, thus reducing pain at the site. Reduction of blood loss is achieved by cauterization of blood vessels as the laser transects tissues, destroying bacteria at the incision site.
Elective procedures such as ovariohysterectomy (spay) and castration (neuter) are commonly performed with laser. Surgeries including feline declaws require use of surgical laser as this allows faster recovery and optimal healing time for our patients. Other surgeries such as skin tumor removal, mouth procedures, and eyelid surgery also heavily benefit from laser technology. Our surgeons would be happy to further discuss the benefits of laser surgery for your pet.
We are now offering elite technology with the MLS Laser! This unique device delivers specific wavelengths of laser light energy to induce a photochemical reaction, stimulating circulation, reducing inflammation and pain, and enhancing tissue healing. It’s painless and increases metabolism of the cells being treated. Laser treatments are offered for common medical ailments including but not limited to relief of chronic pain stemming from arthritis, healing damaged tissue from acute trauma or injury, postoperative pain relief and increased wound healing.