Medical Care

Just like us, our pets can get sick sometimes, too.  At those times, Kittanning Veterinary Hospital has a number of tools that can quickly provide results, and assist with diagnosing your pet’s condition.

MicroscopyOur veterinarians and technicians examine samples under the microscope for parasites, abnormal cells, or bacteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood Machines

 

We have automated blood machines that analyze blood cell counts, blood chemistries, and thyroid and cortisol hormone levels.  We use several types of SNAP test kits to diagnose infectious diseases like Lyme disease, heartworm, feline leukemia virus, and canine parvovirus.  We perform urinalysis.

 

Digital RadiologyWhen we need to examine the internal structures of the body, we can use digital radiography (x-rays), which stores the images on a computer…

 

 

 

 

 

Ultrasoundor ultrasound, which uses sound waves to painlessly examine internal organs.  Also, we have an endoscope, which uses a bright fiber optic camera to examine the digestive and respiratory tracts directly.

 

 

 

 

 

PharmacyMost diseases can be treated with medications or therapies at home.  Our complete pharmacy stocks many of the commonly prescribed drugs, which saves you a trip to the drugstore!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, some conditions will require hospitalization and intensive support.  We have a fluid pump that accurately controls IV fluid rates.  In cases requiring blood transfusions, we have access to several donor pets that belong to our staff.  There is a trained technician through the evening weekdays and through the day on weekends providing nursing care for your pet.  Please note, though, there is no direct supervision overnight.

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