Advanced Diagnostic

& Laboratory Services for Pets

Northpark Animal Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic capabilities, including a well-equipped veterinary laboratory, digital radiology services, ultrasound, and endoscopy.

Highly trained staff and a well–equipped hospital allow us to perform the vast majority of diagnostic and medical procedures pets require. Whether dealing with emergency situations, critical care patients, or managing chronic diseases such as diabetes and epilepsy, our doctors and staff are able to offer unsurpassed veterinary care and compassion to our patients.

Our internal medicine cases benefit greatly from advanced diagnostic procedures, including ultrasound and a full range of endoscopic procedures.

Ultrasound provides a noninvasive diagnostic method that is free from side effects and provides details not possible with X–rays. Ultrasound is particularly useful in diagnosing abdominal diseases, abdominal tumors, and heart diseases.

Endoscopy, which is less invasive than surgery, is useful for the examination, biopsy, and treatment of conditions such as cancer and inflammatory diseases. Northpark Animal Hospital is in a select group of veterinary hospitals offering a full range of endoscopic procedures.

Endoscopic procedures regularly performed include:

  • Laparoscopic procedures—Abdominal organ inspection and biopsy collection are minimally-invasive alternatives to abdominal exploratory surgery. We also perform minimally-invasive outpatient ovary removal (ovariectomy) as a safer, less painful alternative to traditional surgery.
  • GI procedures—Useful in diagnosing cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, these include pharyngoscopy, esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, duodenoscopy, and colonoscopy.
  • Respiratory system procedures—Rhynoscopy, laryngoscopy, tracheoscopy, and bronchoscopy, are useful in identifying cancers, foreign bodies, and inflammatory diseases.
  • Urinary system procedures—Urethroscopy and cystoscopy assist greatly with the identification of urinary cancers, bladder stones, and anatomical defects contributing to incontinence, and bladder infections.

The skilled use of an endoscope often allows the retrieval of foreign objects without the need for surgery.

Northpark Animal Hospital applies the latest in advanced technology for the optimum in disease diagnosis and treatment. Visit our pain management page to learn how we keep your pet comfortable during chronic illness, surgical recovery, and disease treatment protocols.

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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

~ Billings

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

~ Immanuel Kant

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

~ Unknown

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful

~ Ann Landers

In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have never forgotten this.

~ Terry Pratchett

We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.

~ Roger Caras

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitation of the human kind.

~ Cleveland Amory

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. It is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

~ Mark Twain

There is no faith which has never yet been broken except that of a truly faithful dog.

~ Konrad Lorenz

Anytime you think you have influence, try ordering around someone else’s dog around.

~ The Cockle
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