Ultrasound technology provides additional information that can be invaluable in diagnosing a pet's condition. It is a painless and non-invasive way to examine a pet's internal organs. Although it is used commonly in human medicine, it has not been as readily available in veterinary medicine. Now we can offer this service in-house.
Newton Animal Hospital in Newton, Kansas, is the first veterinary clinic in Kansas to establish a relationship with Oncura Partners. This provides real-time assistance with veterinary ultrasonographers in capturing the best images for diagnosing conditions. It also allows for rapid turn-around interpretation by veterinary specialists.
Ultrasound can be used to examine internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, spleen, gall bladder, stomach, and urinary bladder. An ultrasound can be used to conduct safe pet pregnancy screenings. In some cases, it can help detect the early stages of cancer. If you think this technology might be beneficial to your pet, please give us a call or set up an appointment to discuss this with our veterinarians.
Companion Animal Laser Therapy Treatments
Companion Animal Laser Therapy is now available for your pet! Therapeutic laser treatments allow your pet to heal faster after surgery or traumatic injury, provide geriatric pets relief from aches and pain, and reduce or even eliminate the need for medication in some pets. This therapy is Drug-free, Surgery-Free, and Pain-Free!
Some conditions that respond best to Laser Therapy include:
- Post-Surgical Pain
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Pain Relief
- Wound Healing
- Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis
- And more!
To find out if Laser Therapy might be beneficial for your pet, you can schedule a consultation by using your pet portal or by calling our office.
DIGITAL RADIOLOGY - Newton Animal Hospital is proud to offer our patients digital radiology. Our digital X-ray unit produces sharp, high-quality diagnostic images of your pet. This enables our doctors to make a quicker, accurate diagnosis. This means we can start treating your pet sooner.
Digital X-rays have many advantages for your pet, our hospital, and the environment. Because the image quality of digital X-rays is higher, your pet spends less time on the X-ray table; this means less stress for your pet. Digital X-rays can be manipulated after they are taken. This allows us to vary the contrast of the image or magnify areas of concern. Because of this advantage, we can see things on the digital image that a film X-ray just wouldn't allow us to see. Unlike traditional plate X-rays, no film is developed for digital X-rays, so no toxic chemicals are needed to produce the X-rays. Also, if necessary, digital X-rays can be sent via the Internet to veterinary radiologists when consultations are needed.
IN-HOUSE LABORATORY TESTING – We offer in-house testing for diseases such as
- Feline leukemia
- Feline immunodeficiency virus
- Intestinal parasites
We can also perform most general health profiles in-house. Because the tests are performed in-house, we can give you same-day results. This benefits your pet because we can begin necessary treatment immediately.
Wellness and Preventative Medicine
We understand that your pet is an important part of your family. Newton Animal Hospital believes in a standard of care that will enhance your pet’s well-being and overall health. Our veterinarians will recommend a vaccination and testing protocol that complements your pet’s specific lifestyle and age.
WELLNESS EXAMS – Accompanying vaccinations, wellness exams provide an essential method to evaluate your pet’s general health. Because pets age faster than humans, several dog or cat "years” pass between annual exams. Therefore, our standard of care includes annual wellness exams.
VACCINATION PROTOCOLS – Dogs should be vaccinated for rabies and distemper/parvo. For dogs that are boarded, visit a groomer, or attend training classes, we also recommend a bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine. Cats should have rabies and feline distemper vaccinations. Depending on lifestyle, a feline leukemia vaccination may also be recommended.
MICROCHIPS – Because more than 10 million pets get lost each year, many of them “indoor only” cats and dogs, we highly recommend microchipping pets. Without effective identification, 90 percent of lost pets never return home. A microchip can be placed quickly and painlessly. By enrolling your pet's ID code along with your contact information, it is possible to positively identify ownership of your pet. Shelters and most veterinary clinics have a scanner available to read the microchip. With the microchip ID, the appropriate registry can be called and you will be contacted to make arrangements to reunite with your pet.