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Advanced Digital Imaging: Radiology, Ultrasound, PennHIP Evaluations

Digital Imaging at All Pets Animal Hospital

Understanding the importance of fast and accurate diagnosis, All Pets Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Our digital X-ray machine and digital ultrasound provide noninvasive diagnostic tools that can save precious time as well as expense when dealing with critical situations.

Our digital X-ray and ultrasound images can be instantly shared with specialists via the Internet (telemedicine). This greatly enhances patient care; for example, when emergencies come in the middle of the night and a patient is experiencing coughing and lung patterns are difficult to read, we need to turn to the board-certified radiologists to get the best assessment. Telemedicine brings the specialist into the practice, saving our patients time and enabling us to reach a diagnosis and begin appropriate treatment very quickly, which can be lifesaving.

Digital X-ray

Digital X-rays provide our veterinarians with much more accurate and detailed imaging that can be stored in the patient’s electronic medical record indefinitely and easily shared anywhere via the Internet instantaneously. Also, digital radiology is much faster because there is no developing time, which results in less physical restraint of the pet or sedation if needed.

Digital Ultrasound

Digital ultrasound technology is quickly becoming the new stethoscope. Its ability to instantly and noninvasively reveal the internal structures or organs enhances the information obtained from radiographs. This allows our doctors to keep costs down for pet owners while either pinpointing a diagnosis or gaining the correct direction to proceed in treating a pet.

Our veterinarians have participated in advanced training to use ultrasound technology, and our patients have greatly benefited. Ultrasound is used in both emergency and routine examinations. Some common uses include:

  • Emergency scanning of the chest and abdomen for obvious problems in critical pets
  • Pregnancy screening
  • Checking for internal bleeding
  • Cancer screening
  • Checking heart function (echocardiography)
  • Examining the internal structure of the liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, stomach and intestines, internal lymph nodes, adrenal glands, reproductive organs, and urinary bladder

PennHIP Evaluations: Effective and Accurate Screening of Dogs for Hip Dysplasia

Dr. Choyce is trained and certified by the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine to perform PennHIP radiograph evaluations of the hips to determine a dog’s risk of having hip dysplasia. More information can be obtained from PennHIP.

The obvious contrast in joint laxity between the distraction and hip-extended views demonstrates the fundamental difference between the two radiographs. The looser the joint on the distraction view, the greater the chance that the hip will develop OA. The hip-extended view tends to mask true hip joint laxity because the joint capsule is wound up into a tightened orientation when the hips are extended. This explains why measurable joint laxity on the distraction view is always greater than the measurable laxity from the hip-extended view. In fact, distraction laxity is up to 11 times greater depending on the breed of dog under study.

The veterinarians at All Pets Animal Hospital will partner with you to determine the best diagnostic and treatment options for your pet’s specific condition, and you are always welcomed to contact us with your questions.

Dr. Pat helped out a lot when 1 of the puppies we got was sick. He is very kind and treats your pet as he would his own. He is fantastic at what he does. He also has a wonderful staff as well.

Dan & Connie Hofer

Lola has shown so much progress since she started coming here! She just loves her appointments with Brandon.

Lola Campos & Tiffany Campos

We have been going to Dr. Choyce and his staff for over 17 yrs. They have been absolutely wonderful and always go above and beyond in caring for our pets. Thank you all so much for all that you do!

Karin Vogelsang

The staff is wonderful. We trust them implicitly with the care of my babies. We have peace of mind knowing there is always someone on call if ever there is an emergency.

Deana Mangan

He has treated our dogs who’ve gone on to Dog Heaven and our current Cavaliers. We cannot put in the right words how much we appreciate the excellent vet care we’ve received from Dr. Choyce and the staff at All Pets.

Harry & Brandee Standley

We have received excellent care and service for our Westie from All Pets Animal Hospital for eight years and counting. We also use them for boarding when we go on vacation as our dog receives such loving care from the entire staff that she returns home like she has never been gone. A "five out of five stars" rating with a "highly recommend" from us.

Denny & Cheryl Daniels

I liked the level of compassion shown toward our pets and the office’s understanding of how much the pets mean to their owners. I particularly enjoyed being able to observe the surgical procedure and appreciated the commentary relative to any milestones during the process. Dr. Choyce and his group treated our pets as if she were one of their own dogs.

Rob Walters for Anthony Barrientos

Everyone was excellent! My dog Raleigh was seen immediately and treated kindly. Thank you so much for being so nice to our family!

Stacy Barber

Dr. Choyce’s expert and professional approach are exceptional. I would recommend All Pets Animal Hospital and its services and personnel to any caring pet owner.

Sara Chadwick

I like using All Pets Animal Hospital for routine veterinary care, and I like that, if we have any emergency, we already have a history with them on our pets.

Valerie Pyland

I love it here. The staff is very friendly! We brought our puppy here because she was very ill, and as soon as we brought her home, she was back to normal. Everyone is very professional. This is the place I will continue taking my pets to get their check-ups.

Cindy Hernandez

I absolutely love coming here. I feel comfortable asking any questions and feel confident that I will get the most honest and informed answers.

Kayla Boyd