Cumberland Animal Clinic

216 Greely Road
Cumberland, ME 04021

(207)829-5078

cumberlandanimal.com

Diagnostic Services

They can't tell us where it hurts

  Digital Radiography
X-Rays are one of the most useful and expeditious diagnostic tools in medicine. They are invaluable for examining, identifying and diagnosing orthopedic problems, heart disease, lung, abdomen or gastrointestinal problems including identifying foreign objects, bladder stones, tumors and other health problems. We have invested in state-of-the-art digital x-ray equipment which provides the very best images possible. Digital x-rays often reveal exactly what we need to know, when we need to know it. There are so many advantages to digital x-rays, not the least of which is that they are immediate and viewable on a computer monitor or via app on your mobile device. They are expeditious and therefore less stressful for your pet and finally, they can be easily manipulated to get a better view of bones or organs and the images can be easily shared via email with you or with specialists if the need arises. 

  Ultrasound
An ultrasound is a safe, painless and non-invasive form of imaging that allows us a three-dimensional real-time view of your pet’s internal organs. Using sound waves, an ultrasound provides a moving picture of your pet’s organs that allows us to visualize objects that x-rays cannot. It is these images which enable us to evaluate the size, tissue density and texture of your pet’s internal organs. We can diagnose pregnancy as well. The information we gather during an ultrasound procedure can help determine if abnormalities are visible, if further diagnostics are required and/or if surgery is necessary.

  Endoscopy
Endoscopy procedures are minimally invasive and diagnostic in nature. An endoscope is a flexible high-resolution video camera that allows us to assess the interior surfaces of an organ or area of the body. Endoscopy procedures are often used for tissue and organ biopsies or to get an “inside view” of a particular area of your pet’s body. Performed under anesthesia in order to keep the patient still, it is less invasive and provides a faster recovery for your pet than a traditional exploratory surgery.

  In-House Laboratory Suite
Our in-house diagnostic suite enables us to run a vast array of tests quickly and efficiently, often providing us with timely and valuable information during the office visit. Some of the tests we will typically run in house include: CBC, Chemistry Panels, Electrolytes, Cytology, Pre-Surgical Bloodwork Panel(s), Urinalysis, Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrilicia and Anaplasmosis.

  Outside Reference Laboratories
We utilize several reference laboratories to assist with diagnostic testing for your pet.  Examples are:  Allergy Screening, Culture & Antibiotic Sensitivity, Cystology & Histopathology, Stone Analysis, Therapeutic Drug Levels and monitoring Titer and PCR testing for specific infectious diseases.