THE 

DIAGNOSTICS

ULTRASOUND

With our portable ultrasound machine we can perform ultrasonography in the convenience of your home or at the base practice. This imaging modality is a formidable aid in helping us to diagnose any medical and potentially surgical problems your pets may have. In addition to being useful in the assessment of various organ systems; ultrasound is also excellent for aiding pregnancy diagnosis.

 

X-RAY

Modern X-ray facilities enable investigation of various skeletal and organ based conditions. X-rays (radiographs) are an important part of diagnostic imaging which is often used first line to examine the body for injury or disease.

 

Radiography is an important part of diagnostic imaging in veterinary medicine. It is quick, painless, and in some cases, follow-up examinations are used to monitor a patient’s progress throughout the course of treatment.

 

CT SCAN

Our modern digital X-ray facilities are an excellent aid to quick and accurate diagnoses of many skeletal problems, however detecting small abnormalities within soft tissue can be more difficult.


Our Toshiba high resolution CT (computed tomography) scanner is best used to give detailed information on soft tissue structures. A scan is useful for identifying many conditions, but is invaluable when pinpointing the exact location of tumours.


The detailed 3D images produced by the scan are critical when diagnosing and treating many orthopaedic and respiratory diseases. Abdominal images are excellent when identifying the shape, size, density and texture of all internal structures.

 

Dental diseases can also be easily identified, especially in smaller animals.


Many pet insurance policies will cover the cost of CT scans, but please check with your insurer.

   FAQ   

A SAMPLE CASE STUDY


"Dan is the Isle of Wight's "Supervet"! As one of the first to use their CT scanning service, I'd like to tell everyone how fantastic it was for us and how very stress free the whole thing has been! My 10 year old Collie Smirnoff had a lump appear, suspected to be a tumour. We were offered the CT scan service to clarify the situation and allow surgical planning. In less than a week we were arriving at the surgery for an appointment like any other. We left him there while we went shopping and had a quick meal. We got the call to go and collect him again just after 6pm and it was all done. We could hear him wagging his tail as we walked in, he trotted out completely happy and relaxed as were we! The results did show a tumour that had to be removed but because of the pictures the team knew exactly what to do and consequently he has made such a fantastic recovery. Just minutes after getting him home on surgery day he was asking for his tea and then a walk (which he was not getting!) and now, just two weeks later he is tumour free and totally recovered and is like a puppy again, he keeps bringing us toys to play with and is really enjoying life! I'm sure the quick recovery has a lot to do with the skill of Dan and his team for which we are very grateful indeed! Also the insurance company covered the cost." Many many thanks, Nicky & Tony - Ryde




HOW DOES IT WORK?


The CT scanner utilizes rotating x-rays around your pet to make cross-sectional images. The process is extremely rapid and hundreds of these cross-sectional images can be obtained in just seconds. The resulting images can then be reconstructed using special software producing a 360° 3D view of the body.
Your pet will need to be sedated as they must remain completely still. They are positioned on the table and slowly advanced into the scanner. Once complete, the sedation is reversed and we make sure they are comfortable before going home, usually within a few hours.
Many patients that undergo a CT examination also receive intravenous contrast which acts as a “dye” to highlight blood vessels and the vascularity of tissues.
The images are then interpreted by our veterinary experts before we formulate our treatment plan for your pet.




WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PET NEEDS A CT SCAN?


Has your vet informed you that your pet needs a CT scan? We can work closely with your vet to ensure your pet gets the CT scan required, usually within 24 hours. Every pet is scanned to the highest quality and the images are interpreted by our veterinary experts. We have been performing CT scans for over 3 years, so have plenty of experience. The results are then sent to your vet, enabling them to quickly arrange ongoing treatment for your pet. There is no need to travel to the mainland, avoiding wasted time and unnecessary expense. We understand that every client has different circumstances and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure that you are happy and understand everything clearly. Please contact your own vet for more information on our outpatient CT scanning service. The outpatient service is available for outpatient use on week days, excluding Bank Holidays. (Out of hours by arrangement only)





 

LABORATORY TESTS

We feel that the ability to analyse and screen blood and urine samples promptly is imperative in a modern day practice.


We have a fully equipped laboratory with facilities to analyse samples taken from your pet. This way we can screen our patients for organ dysfunction prior to anaesthetics and perform more in depth blood work to help diagnose other conditions.


Blood work, microscopy and urine analysis can all be used to help diagnose diseases. Fine needle aspirate (FNA) samples can be taken from any lumps and bumps you find on your pets and the samples can be investigated promptly.


We courier other samples daily to an independent veterinary laboratory who pride themselves in providing the highest quality comprehensive service. The results are then sent back as quickly as possible, enabling us to develop a treatment plan for your pet.


Samples can be collected from your pet swiftly and conveniently at our base practice or alternatively can be performed in the comfort of your own home.

 
 

ENDOSCOPY

Endoscopy is the use of specialised video cameras to evaluate areas within your pet's body in a minimally invasive manner. In most instances, endoscopy is performed for diagnostic purposes allowing visualization and sampling of abnormalities. However, endoscopy can also be used for therapeutic purposes as well.

Endoscopy can be applied to many body systems such as respiratory, upper and lower intestinal, urinary and genital tracts. In some cases treatments may also be delivered by this method, for instance foreign body removal from the stomach (gastroscopy).

 
 

THERAPEUTIC MONITORING

We are equipped with all of the essential monitoring devices ensuring close critical observations of our surgical and hospitalised patients whilst offering quick diagnoses of many conditions and ongoing investigation of progress in our patients with long term illnesses. 

These include blood pressure monitoring, electrocardiogram (ECG), pulse oximetry, capnography (aids monitoring of breathing gases during anaesthesia), blood glucometer (measured blood glucose) and tonometry (measure of pressure within the eye). 

CONTACT

Phone

Address

Opening Hours

Area of Service

01983 212 999

The Mobile Vet Limited

IW Pet Centre

 Watergate Road

Newport

Isle of Wight 

PO30 1XP

Monday - Friday

8.30am - 5.30pm

​Saturday

9.00am - 1.00pm

Emergencies - 24/7

Isle of Wight

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