On-site Veterinary Diagnostics
for Immediate Results
At Bellerose Animal Hospital, our expert diagnostic capabilities start with our highly trained staff of veterinarians who have a wealth of experience treating animal patients with a wide range of medical conditions. We are also proud of our on-site diagnostic tools and technologies that help us to determine the best course of treatment in a quick and efficient manner—so that you get the answers you need right away. Some of the many veterinary diagnostic tools we use include:
Veterinary ultrasound is an important, non-invasive diagnostic device that gives us a real-time view of what is happening inside your pet’s body. Used primarily for abdominal and cardiac problems, ultrasound is often crucial to the comprehensive diagnosis of diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys, gallbladder, spleen, and other internal organs.
Digital veterinary radiology
Our in-house digital radiographs (X-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing medical and surgical veterinary problems. Digital X-rays, as opposed to the films you have seen in your doctor’s office, have proven to provide far more detail for our veterinarians and our board-certified radiology, internal medicine, and surgical consultants.
If your veterinarian feels a lump or growth in your pet’s abdomen, an X-ray can determine where the mass is located. If your pet is experiencing a medical problem, an X-ray can often pinpoint the organ where the problem is occurring. Tumors and foreign bodies (lodged in the stomach or the intestine) can be seen in an X-ray.
By providing an inside snapshot of your pet’s body and organs, digital pet X-rays can aid in the diagnosis of orthopedic problems such as fractures and hip dysplasia, as well as arthritic changes in bones and joints. Heart and lung disease, gastrointestinal problems, and bladder stones can often be diagnosed quickly and efficiently using X-rays.
Veterinary diagnostic laboratory
A pet that appears healthy can often be hiding symptoms of disease. Routine blood testing helps your veterinarian learn things about your pet’s health that cannot be spotted during routine physical examinations. Bellerose Animal Hospital has upgraded our in-house laboratory capabilities to allow rapid blood analysis including blood counts and organ function tests, as well as sophisticated blood parameters used as the standard of care in both human and veterinary emergency rooms. Our in-house diagnostic capabilities allow us to get results pre-surgically, or in an emergency, within minutes.
Our extensive laboratory services provide information that is critical to the sick or injured pet. We have access—both in-house and at our centralized reference laboratory—to sophisticated blood test and pathology results within hours after submission. What can be a seven-day wait for a human being can be provided in just hours in many cases.
Veterinary cardiac evaluation and monitoring
Animals, like people, can suffer from a wide variety of heart diseases. In order to correctly diagnose and treat these diseases, it is necessary to see inside the heart, visualize the movement of the chambers, and to look at the valves in motion. Echocardiography (an ultrasound of the heart) is a standard, non-invasive technique for assessing cardiac anatomy, pathology, and function. Echocardiography is commonly done by a cardiologist at our hospital.
Electrocardiograms, a common procedure for humans, are a part of the standard of care for monitoring cardiac patients, for diagnostic screening of senior patients, and for pre-surgical testing. An electrocardiogram is electronically transmitted to one of our cardiology consultants and results can be returned to us in a matter of minutes. This procedure is very helpful in the management of emergency cases.
Bellerose Animal Hospital uses the latest veterinary diagnostic equipment to evaluate and monitor your pet’s cardiac health. We invite you to discuss your pet’s cardiac treatment options with Dr. Mariliz Hernandez and our veterinary medical team.
“I love this place. Both of my dogs go here. The staff is always very nice! The doctors are amazing and take the time to explain everything to you about your pet.
“The staff at Bellerose has treated our family’s pets continuously since 1963. I cannot say enough about the excellent care that our pets have received from their professional, caring staff. They have treated 2 dogs and 7 cats during the last 49 years for everything.
“COMPASSIONATE STAFF.I was fairly charged for all the loving care. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
“friendly atmosphere, easy to get to location and a great staff—been going here for years and highly recommend it! The best decision I ever made! Unquestionably one of the best veterinary practices in the world!All of the vets here are fantastic.
“Loretta was a very special dog who had a good life with us and we had a good life too. My husband and I believe that your hospital and caring staff made her quality of life exceptional. Thank you all.
“ I would also like to take this opportunity to tell all of you how grateful I am for your many years of dedicated medical care to my beloved Spunky. It’s been 16 years, 5 months, and 7 days of wonderful service and loving concern and I will always love you for it!
Very Sincerely Spunky’s Mom
“We need you to know we will always be grateful you helped give our Fredo and us so many happy years together.
Many, many thanks,
Carol and Maria
“I wanted to thank you for everything that you did for my “baby”. You are such a great vet and I will be forever grateful for everything you do for me and MJ.
“We loved Missie very much as she loved us for ten years. She was a member of our family. We needed the little time left to us to talk to her, pet her, comfort her and express our love for her.
“We would like to take the opportunity to say how we are pleased at the service Sammy receives at your facility. Especially for Dr Mariliz Hernandez, she is a great asset to your hospital. We appreciate the care and understanding Dr Hernandez shows Sammy at the time of his exam.
Sal and Gloria Carbone
“Because of people like you...thank you for all you do.
Without the entire Staff, I would not have had Barney for as long as I did. You gave him all of your experience and love, everytime he needed you all.
I cannot express my thank you’s enough
“We continue to offer our patients all of the advantages and resources of a large teaching hospital with the individualized care and compassion of a progressive family practice.