How diagnostic technology can make the difference...
Imperial Beach Pet Hospital offers the personalized services of small practice family veterinary clinic while using the latest state of the art diagnostic tools. These tools allow our doctors and staff to quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's problems. Obtaining an accurate and timely diagnosis could be critical in a life threatening situation where every second could be of the essence. Critically ill patients benefit from a diagnosis that is minimally invasive while providing our doctors and staff with knowledge that could make the difference to your pet.
In House Laboratory
In critical situations, our in-house IDEXX laboratory can produce vital test results in 30 minutes to enable our doctors to begin treatment as soon as possible. Our equipment provides chemical analysis of your pet's blood or urine that gives our veterinarians vital information to provide the best treatment.
Imperial Beach Pet Hospital is proud to partner with IDEXX, an American multinational SP500 corporation, and their reference laboratory. "At IDEXX, our goal is exceed the expectations of our customers, which includes both the veterinary practice and the pet owner. We do this by providing the most advanced laboratory diagnostics in the world so that veterinarians can make the best decisions for the pets in their care." said Scott Hamilton, VP and General Manager, IDEXX Reference Labs North America. Most results are received next day, with exceptions for tests that require more time to process. The specialists at IDEXX reference laboratories provide the veterinarians and staff at Imperial Beach Pet Hospital with medical consultations on unusual cases to help provide the best service to your pet.
Our veterinarians and staff use the latest in radiology systems, a DR system that takes the image directly from a sensor our computer system. This system while providing the best usable image in radiology, requires the least amount of radiation to produce the image. Our veterinarians can manipulate the image on the computer to evaluate your pet's muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. These high resolution images help our team evaluate organs for irregularities such as fluids, a tumor, a foreign body or disease. Additionally, our staff can diagnose bone fractures, arthritis or hip dysplasia with greater accuracy than ever before.
An ultrasound is an art form that the practitioner must perform routinely to maintain any sense of proficiency, that is why Imperial Beach Pet Hospital contracts VICSD, ultrasound specialists, for these services. VICSD uses highly trained registered sonographers and board certified specialists to let Imperial Beach Pet Hospital provide the best in ultrasound for your loved one.
VICSD - Veterinary Imaging Center of San Diego
Imperial Beach Pet Hospital is proud to use VICSD as an extension of the services that we can provide our patients. VICSD provides specialist services and procedures that both time and cost prohibitive for our VICSD stands at the forefront of of veterinary radiology practice and research nationawide, specializing in Veterinary Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Feline I-131 (Radioiodine) Therapy, Veterinary Teleradiology and Interventional Radiology. VICSD radiologists are on the cutting edge of veterinary radiology and research, serving on medical advisory boards, staying in close contact with universities, and reviewing current medical journal research while also actively publishing their own findings.