Diagnostics

X-Rays, Pathology, Blood Tests

Here at Foothills Animal Hospital we have full digital x-ray capabilities. Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine whether your pet needs x-rays. X-rays are a very important tool to help us diagnose disease in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen.

We can give you a digital copy of your pet’s x-rays and we can easily refer them to specialists should we need a second opinion.

At Foothills Animal Hospital we also have in house laboratory services. This allows our veterinarians to quickly perform many diagnostic tests to achieve an accurate and rapid diagnosis. This is especially important in very ill animals and those requiring immediate emergency treatment.

We are able to test your pet’s blood and urine and give you test results within the hour to help us treat your pet more accurately.

Diagnostics - Foothills Animal Hospital
Diagnostics - Foothills Animal Hospital

X-Ray Q&A

What happens to my pet when it is booked in for X-rays?
Most of our patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have x-rays taken, unless it is an emergency and we’ll take them straight away. We ask that you bring your pet in unfed on the morning of admission, as they will most likely be sedated or anaesthetised to allow us to take the best quality x-rays possible.

Why do pets need to be sedated or anaesthetised to have radiographs taken?
When we have x-rays taken the radiographer asks us to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural positions.  Most pets would never lie still enough, in the correct position, for us to take good quality x-rays required to diagnose their condition. Sedation and anaesthesia allow us to get the most useful x-rays possible.

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Ultrasound

Having an ultrasound done is a painless, non-invasive method of diagnoses. The process uses high frequency sound waves (inaudible to humans) to produce images of structures within the body Ultrasonography is most useful for looking at soft or fluid filled organs like the liver, kidney, bladder and heart. It is less effective for examining mineralised structures (like bones) or air-filled organs (like the lungs). Sometimes your pet will require sedation for their ultrasound but the vet will discuss this with you before booking in the appointment.

Veterinary Ultrasonography – Dr Jarrad Chromow

Jarrad graduated from Murdoch University in 2010 and spent 4 years in private practice. He then completed an intensive clinical training program in diagnostic imaging and ultrasound at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Canada. He returned to Australia and completed his membership in the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Radiology (MANZCVS). Jarrad is the director of Perth Veterinary Ultrasound and performs abdominal ultrasound and echocardiogram imaging studies in veterinary hospitals and clinics throughout Perth and surrounding regions.

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Diagnostics - Foothills Animal Hospital
Diagnostics - Foothills Animal Hospital

Address

23 Thomas St, Armadale,
Western Australia 6112

Business Hours

Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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In case of EMERGENCIES outside of these hours, we recommend going to WAVES, 1/640 Beeliar Dr, Success WA 6164 - 9412 5700