State of the Art Diagnostics
In addition to Ohana Pet Hospital’s in-house pharmacy, we have also equipped the hospital with state of the art in-house diagnostic testing equipment providing quicker answers and more immediate treatment solutions for issues identified during a physical exam.
Our in-house diagnostics consist of:
- Blood Analyzers
- Digital Radiography/X-ray Imaging
- Digital Dental-specific Radiograph System
Diagnostic Testing Includes:
- Fecal testing for intestinal parasites
- Urine analysis
- Heartworm and tick borne disease testing
- Analysis of electrolytes, kidney function and blood gases
- Blood sugar testing
- Blood clotting times (especially is cases of rat bait poisoning!)
- Feline viral (FIV/FeLV) testing
- Rapid pancreatitis screening
There are times when more complete in depth testing may be required. For those cases our veterinarians will recommend and utilize a well-respected reference laboratory (IDEXX Labs).
Ohana Pet Hospital is able to perform in-house digital x-rays to image your pet’s internal organs and skeleton. This completely computerized digital system also contributes to our “green” efforts by eliminating the use of x-ray film and the chemicals needed for x-ray development. Further, digital x-rays can be electronically sent quickly to expert radiologists for further interpretation, if needed.
Ultrasounds (sonogram) are another means of imaging that allows our veterinarians to view your pet’s internal organs to diagnose and monitor various diseases.
Abdominal ultrasounds can be instrumental in diagnosing diseases of the liver, kidneys, urinary bladder, spleen and gastrointestinal tract. Also, echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) is an important tool in the diagnosis and management of heart disease.
In addition to the diagnosis and management of diseases, ultrasounds also allow our veterinarians to perform certain diagnostic and therapeutic tests with greater accuracy and safety.