Services

Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

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In August 2017 we became the first and only privately owned veterinary practice in Saskatchewan with the ability to perform CT scans on small animals. A CT scan (also known as a CAT scan or Computed Tomography) is a diagnostic tool that uses very precise x-ray beams to take multiple images of a body area in a slice-like pattern. A computer then combines these images to create a detailed 3D picture, providing us with much more information than a simple, 2 dimensional x-ray.

CT scans are often used to identify tumours as well as to assess and diagnose bone, joint and soft tissue abnormalities/injuries. The images also help to assess organs such as the lungs, liver and kidneys and can also assist in guiding biopsies and surgical planning.

For inquiries about our CT services and pricing structure, please contact our team!

If you are a veterinarian that is looking to refer a patient to us for a CT, please visit our Referral Forms and Services Page

Ultrasound

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Ultrasound imaging is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to develop images of internal structures and tissues to help in the diagnosis of a wide range of diseases and conditions.

If you are a veterinarian that is looking to refer a patient to us for an ultrasound, please visit our Referral Forms and Services Page

Endoscopy

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Endoscopy allows for a visual examination of our patients’ internal organs and body parts without invasive exploratory surgery. At 24 Hr Animal Care Centre this service is performed with a flexible fiberoptic instrument. The tip of the endoscope is manipulated using a control knob in the hand piece. In addition to the fiber bundles which provide the light source, two channels are present within the endoscope. One channel permits various endoscopic tools to be passed and fluids to be suctioned or samples taken. The other allows air or water to be passed into the stomach/intestine to insufflate (inject air into the area), or wash away mucus from the viewing port. Our team can view the internal exam on a television screen!

In House Idexx Lab

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Our in-house Idexx laboratory provides us with the ability to help our veterinarians evaluate a patient’s health. Some of the tests we are able to perform include:

• Pre-Anesthetic Testing

• Wellness & Senior Pet Testing

• Complete Blood Count

• Blood Chemistry Profile

• Thyroid, Electrolyte and Pancreatic Panels

• Coagulation Testing

• Phenobarb, Fructosamine and Urine Creatine Ratio Level Testing

• Canine Parvo Virus

• Feline Leukemia (FELV) and Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

• Urinalysis

• Cytology and Skin Scraping Analysis

• Fecal Analysis

Other tests or biological evaluations unable to be performed in clinic, such as culture and sensitivity testing and histopathological assessments, are sent to an independent laboratory.