All Creatures Veterinary Hospital offers state of the art equipment and the most advanced medicine in the Twin Lakes area.
All Creatures offers the most advanced equipment to capture digital x-rays that produces the clearest images. Our x-ray machine gives us the capability to view bone, gastrointestinal, cardiac health, and more!
We also offer digital imaging to assess your pet's oral health. Our dental x-ray machine shows the health of your pet's teeth below the gum line that is undetectable with an oral exam.
What sets our x-ray capabilities apart is the advanced equipment we use. You may be familiar with x-rays that are viewed on film using a backlight, but with this machine, the image is produced digitally and gives us a much clearer and more accurate image.
Ultrasound, the same technology used to generate sonograms during human pregnancy, allows our veterinarians to view a patient's organ functionality.
Ultrasound is useful to rule out potential diagnoses such as bladder stones in a urinary tract infection. It can also be used for fine-needle aspirates, which are small biopsies of organs or masses, or to obtain urine from the bladder.
Fluid can be distinguished from soft tissue masses or foreign bodies, which is sometimes difficult to differentiate on X-rays.
As used in human medicine, we us ultrasound to monitor pregnant patients and determine fetal health.
Monitoring & Recovery
We understand that a lot of owners are afraid to place their pets under anesthesia. All Creatures provides top-of-the-line monitoring equipment that our knowledgeable technicians and veterinarians use to address any complications if they arise. After anesthesia, a patient is then recovered. Recovery is perhaps the most critical step in anesthesia and we have the equipment that will help lead to a safe, smooth, and quick recovery.
Our patient's heart rate, temperature, and respiration rate are all monitored before, during, and after anesthesia as well as the SPO2 which is an estimate of the amount of oxygen in the blood and mucous membrane that serves as a monitor of the cardiovascular status.
Regulating a patient's body temperature while they are under anesthesia is very important as their body is unable to. A fluid warmer is used to keep the fluids entering the bloodstream through IV warm. We also use a warming system, the Bair Hugger, that continuously warms the patient during and after anesthesia.