Advanced care services are services that go above and beyond what a general hospital visit may be for your pets. Advanced services may be items such as specialized surgeries, eye treatment (such as Tonopen), diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, or therapies. Please click on any of the subheadings listed below to learn more about our services in advanced care.
The ability of a veterinarian to take quality radiographs (X-rays) has been improved dramatically over the last several years. One particular advancement has been the digital x-ray, which is much clearer than older film version and can be seen in seconds by a veterinarian. VCA Todds Lane Animal Hospital understands the need for not only superior diagnostic imaging but the effectiveness of having almost immediate test results when your pet is in pain or very ill.... Read more
Our hospital routinely performs Electrocardiograms as part of our Cardiology Services. An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a readout of the electrical activity of the heart. If your veterinarian hears a heart rhythm abnormality (called an arrhythmia) in your pet's heart beat, they will recommend an ECG.... Read more
Our hospital offers OFA x-rays for identification of hip dysplasia in dogs. OFA is the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and is an organization that was created to aid breeders in helping reduce the incidence of hip dysplasia. Dogs must be over 2 years of age and the x-rays must be taken using general anesthesia for accurate diagnosis.... Read more
Our hospital offers many Soft Tissue Surgery Services. Soft tissue surgery refers to surgery on any body part excluding: bones/joints (orthopedic surgery), heart (cardiac surgery), or nervous system (neurologic surgery). Examples of common soft tissue surgeries include gastrointestinal surgery (to remove foreign objects or removed diseased sections of intestine), bladder surgery (to remove stones or polyps), liver surgery (to remove masses or diseased lobes), and spleen surgery (often to remove diseased spleens or masses).... Read more
VCA Todds Lane Animal Hospital not only offers x-ray and chemical lab analysis on site, they also offer ultrasound services as well. Ultrasound is the use of high frequency sound waves to produce an image for identification and measurement of internal organs. Our veterinarians are able to measure the size of the liver, kidneys, heart and even the uterus of a female animal.... Read more