Exceptional In-House Diagnostics
Hope Veterinary Clinic features state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that can give us an accurate picture of your pet’s health.
Our in-house laboratory allows for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, and parasite testing. When necessary, we also use commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Our digital radiography provides the highest quality images and allows our doctors to see bones and organs in dramatic detail. Unlike traditional film x-rays, digital radiographs can be enlarged and manipulated and can be transmitted instantly for an outside consultation when needed. Plus, the faster imaging speed means less stress on your pet.
Our digital dental radiographs can detect periodontal disease, abscessed roots, oral tumors, and impacted teeth in both cats and dogs and can uncover resorptive lesions (the breakdown of a tooth’s structure) in cats. Visit our veterinary dental page to learn more!
Drs. Davidson, Witt, and Proffitt have used laser technology to perform surgeries for many years. This expertise greatly minimizes pain, bleeding, and swelling in most soft tissue procedures, which benefits your pet immensely.
To aid in the diagnosis of cardiac, liver, bladder, kidney, and reproductive disorders — including masses and abnormal physiology — Dr. Baer uses digital ultrasonography. This safe, noninvasive ultrasound technology achieves an extraordinary depth of detail.
Ear disease is common among pets, and our clinics use computerized video otoscopy to perform ear exams, diagnose diseases, and treat external and middle ear problems. This instrument also enhances our ability to remove polyps, otoliths, and foreign bodies to prevent further damage and infection, and possibly restore hearing.
We use tonometry to check the intraocular pressure of your pet’s eyes for diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes, and injuries from head or eye trauma. This painless, inexpensive screening is recommended for all senior pets and certain breeds that are predisposed to glaucoma. This test may help us save your pet’s vision.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our diagnostic capabilities. Our doctors are always happy to explain the benefits of these latest technologies.