Take advantage of several pet specialties, including ultrasound, dermatology, endoscopy, and acupuncture. Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive procedure that captures real time images of the internal organs.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy is used to examine the inside of the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, and colon. This procedure is less traumatic and less painful than abdominal exploratory surgery if you need to remove a foreign body or biopsy tumors. The rigid scope can be used for cystoscopy, vaginoscopy, rhinoscopy, and laryngoscopy.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that originated in China thousands of years ago to prevent and treat illness and to relieve pain caused by acute or chronic pain. This treatment regime, which involves inserting extremely fine needles into specific pressure points on the body, was introduced to the United States during the later half of the last century.
It is quickly gaining widespread acceptance as an alternative therapy for animals and humans. A growing number of veterinarians in the United States have found that, besides relieving pain and muscle spasms in dogs, acupuncture stimulates their nerves and immune system and provides numerous other health benefits.