Shawnee Animal Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 7pm Saturday: 8am - 4pm

Diagnostic Services


Veterinary X-rays are powerful, useful tools. We can take a highly detailed image to gain a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs quickly and display the image on a computer almost immediately. The result is that diagnosing a wide range of medical conditions is faster and far more accurate than ever before.

Digital x-rays can also be saved to a disk or emailed to you as part of your pet's home medical record.

Images can also be quickly shared with a Board Certified Specialist if a second opinion or additional diagnosis is needed.

Your pet's time on the X-ray table is also reduced because fewer images need to be taken.

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Veterinary Ultrasound

Veterinary UltrasoundWe perform various ultrasound procedures, including cardiac, abdominal, biopsy-guided, and routine.

Ultrasound is an essential diagnostic tool that allows us to gain a look at your pet's internal organs, chest and abdomen without surgery or sedation.

Ultrasound is invaluable for making treatment decisions for various types of heart disease, assessing the function and health of internal organs, and identifying lesions, determining their origins and if they have spread to other areas of the body. Ultrasound is also a very powerful surgical aid; it can help guide us while obtaining a biopsy or removing a foreign object from your pet.

In most cases, the procedure is relatively brief, and your pet is able to go home the same day. Most importantly, though, an ultrasound will help your veterinarian make an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition and provide effective treatment recommendations.

We are fully equipped to provide this important diagnostic service.

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Glaucoma Screening

Glaucoma ScreeningGlaucoma is a condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye increases to a point where the optic nerve is damaged, causing loss of vision and possible blindness. Glaucoma is relatively common in animals and can develop as your pet ages or as the result of an injury or illness.

In many cases glaucoma can progress quite rapidly and is considered an emergency situation.

Symptoms to look for include:

  • Redness in the eye
  • Tearing or discharge
  • Eye sensitivity to light
  • Pain
  • The eye may look cloudy
  • Bulging eyeball

Due to the severity and incidence of glaucoma, we recommend that you have your pet checked regularly for this disease. A routine glaucoma exam is not only an effective screening measure for chronic and acute glaucoma, but can also help set a baseline measurement for your pet. Setting a baseline measurement is important because normal Intraocular Pressure (IOP) can vary between species, breeds and even individual pets.

We use an instrument called a tonometer to measure the fluid pressure inside your pet's eyes. It is a non-invasive procedure that should not cause your pet any pain or discomfort; though your veterinarian will apply a mild anesthetic eye-drop to ensure your pet is comfortable during the exam.

The examination is brief and once done, your veterinarian will explain your pet's measurement, what it tells us about the health of your pet's eyes, and provide any treatment options if necessary.

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Lab by IDEXX

Lab by IDEXXWe are the only clinic in our area with a full in-house lab.

One of the most important aspects of any preventative medicine regimen is the ability to analyze how well your pet's internal organs and processes are functioning. For example, are the kidneys and liver doing their jobs at removing waste from the blood stream? Does your pet have internal parasites? Is a growth on your pet's skin benign?

Laboratory testing allows us to assess overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. This is why SAC maintains an in-house laboratory and regularly tests your pet during wellness exams or when we suspect your pet may have a health issue. Our laboratory allows us to perform Chemistry, Complete Blood Count, Coagulation, Thyroid, Urinalysis, Electrolyte, Cortisol, Bile Acids, Heartworm, Triple Tests (feline Heartworm, FELV, FIV), 4DX (Canine Heartworm, Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis), Blood gas analysis, urinalysis, and much more. In some of these cases, we can receive results within minutes.

We also perform testing prior to procedures that require anesthesia. This is a precautionary step to ensure that your pet does not have adverse reactions.

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