Pet Diagnostic Services in Doha
There are a number of pet conditions that a physical wellness exam alone can’t detect, and of course, your pet can’t speak to tell you what he/she is feeling. That’s why veterinarians rely on advanced diagnostic services for internal examinations. The Veterinary Surgery in Doha maintains a full diagnostic center and in-house laboratory, where we perform X-ray and ultrasound exams as well as several microscopic tests. For some conditions, we may use two more or more of these services conjunctively for a more accurate diagnosis.
Digital Pet Radiography (X-Rays)
Just like with human X-rays, pet X-rays are used to examine the bones, organs, and other internal structures of the body. Radiography is one of the most common diagnostic technology used in veterinary medicine to detect fractures, foreign bodies, and other conditions. We also have a digital dental X-ray unit, which allows us to view below the gum line, where most dental problems are found. When compared to film radiography, digital X-ray technology provides a number of benefits to you, your pet, and to the team at The Veterinary Surgery, including:
- Faster image production
- Clearer and more detailed images
- No need for harsh development chemicals
- Images can be easily enhanced and shared digitally
Pet ultrasound uses sound wave technology to safely, non-invasively examine the shape, size, and tissue density of a pet’s internal organs in real time. It’s commonly used to detect pregnancy, but can be used to detect other conditions as well, such as tumors. Ultrasound is often used in conjunction with digital radiography.
For your convenience and that of your pet, The Veterinary Surgery maintains a full in-house laboratory, where we can perform a number of microscopic tests, including:
- Blood chemistry analyses
- Culture and sensitivity tests
- Rabies serology tests*
*Rabies serology testing is used for animals that will be traveling to European countries. It’s used in collaboration with V.L.A Laboratory center and IDEXX center of UK for complete histology and histopathology tests. The samples are sent on a daily basis via FedEx.
If you think your pet is in need of an advanced diagnostic exam at The Veterinary Surgery, give us a call at (974) 4436 7187. Our team will be happy to help.