We Go Deeper

Elevating patient care through advanced diagnostics.

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Slide Our Dental Services We are proud to offer on-site digital radiography (x-rays) and ultrasound.  Radiographs allow us to diagnose fractured bones and arthritis. We can also assess the size and shape of the heart, liver and other organs. We can also evaluate lung fields to look for evidence of asthma, metastatic cancer, collapsing trachea and other common conditions.  

Ultrasound is a great complementary imaging modality that evaluates for the presence of fluid, the texture of organs, contents of the urinary bladder and gallbladder, as well as the layering of intestinal lining and other more subtle changes.  Since all of our imaging is digital the resulting images are easily submitted to veterinary specialists when required.

Highlands Veterinary Hospital staff also foster good referral relationships with specialty clinics that offer more advanced imaging such as CT scans, MRI, Endoscopy and Echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart).
We offer a complete range of pet dental care services to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy throughout their life. This includes:
  • Oral exams
  • Dental cleanings
  • Polishing
  • Fluoride-infused polish to strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity
  • Digital dental X-rays
  • Dental chews, treats, and other supplements (for chronic oral issues)
Diagnostic Imaging We offer a complete range of pet dental care services to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy throughout their life. This includes:
  • Oral exams
  • Dental cleanings
  • Polishing
  • Fluoride-infused polish to strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity
  • Digital dental X-rays
  • Dental chews, treats, and other supplements (for chronic oral issues)

Slide At Highlands Veterinary Hospital, a thorough nose to tail physical examination is always performed as the starting point to identifying the cause of your pet’s presenting complaint.  Based on this examination and a history provided by you, one of our veterinarians will recommend laboratory testing to differentiate between the most likely possible conditions.  To expedite this process and allow prompt treatment of your pet, Highlands has a comprehensive in-house laboratory. Laboratory Testing

Slide Laboratory Tests The following tests are the most commonly performed at Highlands with same day results:
  • CBC (Complete Blood Count): Evaluates red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.  This test evaluates for anemia, inflammation, infection and abnormal platelet numbers.
  • Chemistry Panel: Evaluates glucose level, kidney biomarkers, liver enzymes, protein levels and electrolyte values. This test can help diagnose diabetes, kidney and liver disease, and conditions that may cause abnormal electrolytes such as vomiting, Addison’s disease, etc.
  • SDMA: This is an early screening test for kidney disease, and is used in combination with a chemistry panel and urinalysis to determine if your pet is suffering from kidney insufficiency. T4: This is a thyroid screening test.  Many older cats struggle with high thyroid levels while dogs typically suffer from low thyroid production.
  • Urinalysis: Evaluates the urine for signs of infection, pH level, concentrating ability of the kidneys, abnormal cells, the presence of glucose, and checks for formation of crystals.
  • FeLV/FIV: Determines if your cat is infected with feline leukemia virus or feline immunodeficiency virus, both of which cause a suppressed immune response.
  • Heartworm: A 10 minute test using a couple drops of blood will determine if your pet is infected with adults heartworms.
  • cPL/fPL: Screen for canine and feline pancreatitis respectively.
  • PT/PTT: Evaluates clotting ability. When used in combination with a CBC, this can help us determine if your pet is at risk for bleeding.  This testing is especially critical in cases that involve possible ingestion of rodenticide, when orthopedic surgery is to be performed, when severe liver disease is suspected, or when a patient is septic.