At the Ark we utilize a number of diagnostic tools to benefit the care of your pet.Complex internal medicine cases require much thought and care.However the combination of an experienced veterinary team and the judicious use of a range of inhouse testing allows the majority of these cases to be solved quickly at our practice.
The latest addition to our laboratory allows complete blood counts and rapid tests for a range of conditions to be performed, ensuring your pet’s condition is diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
From monitoring your pet’s health with our wellness profiles to monitoring longstanding medical problems ,our inhouse laboratory is always available to meet your pet’s needs.
Before surgery we conduct a physical exam to look for any existing medical conditions that might compromise your pet’s health.While the physical exam is important ,to provide a complete picture of a pet’s physical condition we recommend pre-anaesthetic testing.The pre-anaesthetic testing can uncover health concerns which cannot be detected from the physical exam alone.By detecting these conditions the anaesthetic protocols can be modified or surgery delayed if necessary.While the pre-anaesthetic tests do not guarantee the absence of complications,they do minimize the possibility of complications during and after anaesthesia.
Our imaging facilities allow speedy diagnosis of your pet’s condition.We have the ability to do perform ultrasound exams of your pet to detect hidden problems without being invasive .Our digital radiography ,including for your pet’s teeth ,allows these procedures to be performed quickly. This minimizes any stress on your pet.
The Ark Veterinary Hospital is equipped with a digital x-ray machine. With this machine we can take radiographs of your pet quickly and with minimal exposure. Digital x-ray is highly efficient and very clear. Therefore we can diagnose your pet as efficiently and accurately as possible. X-rays show us any broken bones, abdominal obstructions and foreign bodies, and chest x-rays are an important tool in diagnosis.
The Ark also has an ultrasound machine which is used as a painless and non-invasive diagnostic tool to visualise the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder and uterus with no discomfort to your pet throughout the procedure. Your pet’s fur may be clipped from the local area and some contact jelly applied, and may need to sedate or anaesthetise your pet for a detailed examination or to take samples. All these precautions are to improve the accuracy of the procedure to improve diagnosis, as well as minimise any stress felt by your pet.
At the Ark Veterinary Hospital we commonly diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases including eye, ear and skin problems, behavioural issues, cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal diseases as well as hormonal disorders. Our experienced veterinarians provide the best possible care for your pet regardless of their health issues , and our experience in the industry enables us to administer the most appropriate medication to treat your pet as efficiently and painlessly as possible.