Nassau Veterinary Radiology & EKG Services
Call Our Veterinarians for State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Testing
Radiographs (x-rays) and electrocardiograms (ECGs or EKGs) are essential diagnostic tools for our Nassau veterinarians. With our in-house laboratory and experienced veterinarians and veterinary technicians, we at Nassau Veterinary Clinic can provide the complete diagnostic care that your pet needs. From preventative and wellness care to wound treatment and surgery, we provide quality veterinary care in a friendly environment that promotes your pet’s comfort.
In-House Radiology (X-Ray) Services
X-rays play a key role in diagnosing illnesses and injuries. With them, we can see what lies hidden below the surface of the skin. Nassau Veterinary Clinic is equipped with both a conventional x-ray machine and a special dental x-ray unit for oral radiography.
Radiographs help the veterinarian make diagnoses in many ways. We can identify:
- Fractured bones
- An enlarged heart
- Fluid or air in the chest
- Foreign objects in the body
- Bladder stones
- Abnormal growths or tumors
Dental radiography helps us diagnose tooth abscesses, retained teeth, and other painful conditions so the right decision can be made before any extractions are done. A high-quality processor enables us to have radiographs available for viewing within a few minutes.
Specialized Radiographic Techniques
Special radiographic techniques can also be performed using dyes or barium, which outline or reveal internal abnormalities. In some cases, human mammography films and cassettes are used, giving ultra-fine detail. Many people are familiar with OFA radiographs of the hips, a subjective way to check for hip dysplasia. At NVC we also offer the PennHIP procedure, which is an objective way of evaluating loose hips in very young dogs. The PennHIP procedure is very specialized, and one veterinarian at Nassau Veterinary Clinic is certified to perform them.
ECG to Diagnose Heart Disorders
If an examination or clinical history of your pet suggests a heart disorder, the first diagnostic step usually includes chest x-rays and an electrocardiogram, which may be referred to as an ECG or EKG. An ECG can be done quickly and easily during your visit to provide the doctor with information to best help your pet. In some cases, these tests will provide enough information to arrive at a diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be necessary to identify the disorders within the heart chambers themselves.
Contact Our Caring Nassau Veterinarians Today
Nassau Veterinary Clinic uses a high-frequency x-ray machine to provide the best detail possible and our technicians are trained in safety and technique to make the radiograph procedure a positive experience for your pets. Our ECG services are also performed using the latest technology to ensure the most accurate results.
If you’re interested in learning more about these services and the other ways NVC can help you and your pet, call (518) 245-3223. We look forward to hearing from you!
“I brought my dog to them & they took their time going over everything & treated her with such care & love.”- Stacey T
“Everyone is always helpful and kind every time we are there.”- Jackie B
“I have been going to Nassau Vet for decades. They are compassionate, knowledgable, thorough and professional.”- Cindy C