Key Diagnostics

State-of-the-Art Diagnostics.

To correctly diagnose an illness or injury in any pet, Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital combines the use of advanced technology with the skilled interpretation of diagnostic results by our team of experienced veterinary professionals. Advanced training, years of experience, and a commitment to having the latest medical technology allow our doctors to diagnose and treat your pet as quickly as possible.

  • Full in-hospital veterinary diagnostic laboratory
  • Veterinary radiology
  • Veterinary ultrasound
  • Veterinary endoscopy

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

ENDOSCOPY

Veterinary Endoscopy

We have both flexible and rigid video endoscopy. Flexible endoscopy is used to evaluate the stomach, small intestine, and colon. We can often diagnosis chronic intestinal problems with taking a biopsy that is much less invasive than surgical biopsy. Also, we use the flexible endoscope for removal of foreign bodies.

Throughout the years, we have been able to remove numerous foreign bodies with the help of endoscopy, thereby preventing the need for major abdominal surgery. These foreign bodies have included jewelry, coins, rocks, and cloth material.

Rigid video endoscopy is used for many different things, including evaluating teeth in rodents, the inside of ear canals, nasal passages, urethra, and bladder.

ULTRASOUND

Veterinary Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technique that is painless and non-invasive. Ultrasound is used for the abdominal cavity to obtain detailed imaging of the stomach, liver, spleen, gall bladder, kidneys, lymph nodes, adrenal gland, and urinary bladder. It is also used for pregnancy evaluations and to diagnose heart disorders and diseases of the chest.

Several of our doctors have advanced training in this field. This allows us to get an ultrasound diagnosis quicker than other veterinary practices and without the need for a referral to another hospital. This means less critical time wasted in getting a diagnosis of a life-threatening problem.

RADIOLOGY

Veterinary Radiology

Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital also offers the latest in digital X-ray technology. Digital X-rays are superior to X-ray film for many reasons:

  1. Instant images are produced on the computer screen, allowing quick assessment of position and correct exposure, resulting in fewer X-rays taken and exposing your pet to less radiation.
  2. Digital X-rays can be enhanced and magnified, allowing for diagnosis of problems that we would not normally see on traditional X-ray film.
  3. Digital X-rays can be sent quickly to board-certified radiologists for interpretation of difficult cases.

We also use digital dental X-rays that allow for diagnoses of dental problems hidden below the gum line. Also, digital is much faster than dental X-ray film and does not waste precious time while your pet is under anesthesia.

ON-SITE LAB

Full In-hospital Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Our laboratory is located inside our hospital, allowing for the most rapid results and a high level of professional oversight. This speed and accuracy enables us to begin the proper treatment for your pet as early as possible, without delays or guesswork.