Digital Full Body X-Rays (Radiographs)
Our pets can’t tell us where they hurt so sometimes we have to be able to take a good look on the inside. Veterinarians do this with the help of radiographs. We can diagnosis a wide variety of issues without invasive procedures, such as tumors, heart and lung disease, broken bones, bladder stones, intestinal foreign body, and orthopedic issues. Most of the time pets will lie comfortably on the x-ray table and allow us to take the x-rays we need, without sedation. Films are processed within minutes and the results discussed with you while are here.
With our digital dental x-ray machine we are able to identify problems with teeth that you can’t always see with the naked eye. It gives us insight to the health of the tooth roots and helps us determine if a tooth can stay or needs to be extracted. Every pet that has a dental at Milliken Animal Clinic will have complete mouth x-rays performed. When you pick up your pet from its dental cleaning we can go over the x-rays with you, if you are interested.
Ultrasound is also a great tool when radiographs are just not enough to evaluate what we can’t see. We now offer ultrasound appointments in-clinic, giving us the ability to diagnose and treat your pet in a more efficient, effective manner.
An echocardiogram (echo) is essentially an ultrasound of the heart. If concerns regarding your pet’s heart arise, an echo may be advised to determine where in the heart the issue is stemming from. We work closely with Dr. Allison Heaney, a Board Certified Cardiologist who will perform cardiology consults at our clinic when necessary, including echocardiograms, electrocardiograms (EKG), and radiograph interpretation.