To produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures, we use diagnostic imaging technologies such as electromagnetic radiation.
At Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital, we have advanced tools at our disposal to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical condition. From digital radiology to ultrasound, cold lasers, and surgical lasers, we offer a variety of services.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we're able to produce diagnostic data about your pet's condition efficiently and accurately, so immediate treatment options can be explored.
We conduct tests and receive results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Stroudsburg is stocked with a wide selection of medications and prescription diets, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may require while in our care.
We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing at our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab. This allows our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless, and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner.
At our vet lab in Stroudsburg, we can run several common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also help detect issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
A fecal analysis is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Stroudsburg.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
In veterinary laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam is used to efficiently vaporize or chip away the tissue. As the laser performs this task it also seals the capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings.
Surgical lasers can reduce bleeding, pain, and your pet's risk of infection, leading to a shorter recovery period for many of our patients.
These veterinary diagnostic devices detect antigens and antibodies of pathogens that can cause life-threatening complications.
We perform these tests to assess pancreatic health in dogs (cPL), pancreas-specific lipase levels in cats (fPL), and to identify potential cases of parvovirus and heartworm. Combination tests can also be conducted.
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine the roots, bones, and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We can see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Stroudsburg vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
Thyroid testing allows us to detect cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in dogs and cats.
Coagulate panels include pre-surgical screening tests that help our vets detect and plan for health issues such as bleeding disorders and other conditions before surgery or other invasive procedures. These tests can include assessments for prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT).
Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Stroudsburg companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.