Diagnostic imaging is essential to providing an accurate diagnosis and quality veterinary care. Aina Hou is equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging. This includes digital radiology, ultrasound, and endoscopy. Diagnostic imaging techniques and equipment are non-invasive yet powerful tools that reveal a great deal of information about what is going on inside your pet’s body—often eliminating more invasive procedures like surgery.
Radiographs (X-rays) are an indispensable tool in veterinary medicine. Images of our patients’ internal systems allow us to acquire vital information. Aina Hou Animal Hospital utilizes digital X-rays vs. film, which provide the clearest images and can be viewed on the computer. Digital technology also enables us to manipulate the image to facilitate interpretation for a more accurate diagnosis.
Ultrasound is another non-invasive diagnostic device we have at our animal hospital. Many problems that cannot be diagnosed by radiology can be picked up in an ultrasound. It is useful in imaging the heart (we can actually watch how effectively it beats) and organs in the abdomen (such as the liver, spleen, and bladder). Since ultrasounds are moving, real-time images, they are better than X-rays for diagnosing some conditions.
Aina Hou also provides OFA radiographs to breeders.
Our veterinary clinical pathology laboratory is on site providing 24 hour access to this resource provides Aina Hou veterinarians with fast accurate results that can aid in the timely diagnosis of critically ill patients. The in-house laboratory provides hematology, blood chemistry, fecal and urinalysis results with minimal turn-around time Aina Hou also partners with IDEXX laboratories to provide an extensive menu of diagnostic testing options including routine lab work, parasitology, serology, microbiology, and histopathology services.
We perform elective procedures at Aina Hou Animal Hospital, including spays and neuters, mass biopsies and removals, and many urgent surgical procedures such as laceration or fracture repair.
Dental services provided include:
Sedated pre-dental examinations for dental evaluation
Dental prophylaxis (cleaning and polishing)
Full periodontal examination
Complimentary therapies and pain management
Aina Hou animal hospital is dedicated to keeping your animal pain free and ensuring a long and healthy life.
Complimentary approaches may include nutrition consultation and special diets, herbal therapies or veterinary acupuncture.