Despite the very best preventative care, your pet may develop an illness or be injured. Salem Valley Veterinary has a range of sophisticated diagnostic tools that we use to obtain detailed information about your pet's condition. These diagnostics are used in our preventative care exams, and assist us in providing critical care for your pet in emergency situations. We will take the time to explain our diagnosis to you and provide you with various options regarding treatment.
Our in-house laboratory systems allow us to quickly evaluate and diagnose your pet's health using tests such as urinalysis, ear cytology, complete blood counts (CBC), pre-surgical screening, and other organ specific chemistries.
SNAP 4DX Plus Test: Heartworm disease, Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasmosis
SNAP FIV/FeLV Combo Test: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
We also use outside laboratories for specialized diagnostic testing such as allergy screening, culture and sensitivity, cytology and histopathology, and titers (measure of disease infection or protection).
Digital Full Body Radiographs (X-Rays)
Salem Valley Veterinary uses the advanced technology of digital radiology to examine your pet's internal organs along with their cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. These digital images are available instantly providing a fast, high quality, and more accurate diagnosis.
We use digital xrays to:
• Find foreign objects or materials within the body that may be been ingested.
• Diagnose fractures, bone and/or joint abnormalities, and various injuries.
• Screen for abnormalities within the heart, lungs, urinary, and digestive organs.
Digital Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)
Dental radiographs allow us to see dental disease that lies below the gum line, in areas not visible to the naked eye. We have the ability to identify issues such as damaged teeth, cavity like lesions within the teeth, disease in the gum line, and much more. The findings help determine whether an extraction is necessary, or if further oral care is recommended.
An ultrasound is a common, noninvasive procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce a three-dimensional image of your pet's internal organs in real time. We use ultrasound to provide a clearer view of your pet's internal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, and lymph nodes, and can help our veterinarians identify and locate conditions such as tumors, cysts, stones, and inflammation. A short-acting sedation may be given to calm pets who are nervous, anxious, or painful.