Your pet deserves the best care at every visit. In addition to the many essential services we provide to help them stay healthy and protected from various illnesses, we also offer pet radiology, ultrasound, and laser therapy in Tewksbury, MA to support their treatment. Our diagnostic imaging tools give us greater insight into your pet’s condition so we can deliver better results, and our therapeutic laser can relieve any acute or chronic pain your pet experiences and help them heal faster from an injury or surgery.
Learn more about our pet medical services below.
Ultrasounds are a form of diagnostic imaging technology used to evaluate a pet’s internal organs. It uses ultrasonic sound waves to create images of body structures based on the pattern of echoes reflected from the tissues and organs being imaged. This 3D imaging allows us to get a better look at the patient’s internal body part while being non-invasive. Abdominal ultrasounds can detect several conditions, including:
Cardiac ultrasounds, or echocardiograms, allow veterinarians to examine the patient’s heart, along with its chambers and output of blood flow. Abdominal and cardiac ultrasound services are available at our hospital via traveling board-certified specialists who routinely visit our practice.
Radiology is an area of pet medicine that involves using X-rays to diagnose certain conditions. Shawsheen Animal Hospital uses digital X-ray technology for higher-quality imaging and the ability to send X-ray images to cardiac, orthopedic, or internal medicine specialists within minutes. All images are reviewed by a board-certified radiologist.
One of the benefits of using digital X-ray equipment is that it reduces your pet’s radiation exposure by roughly 70%. X-ray appointments can also be done much faster, since we do not need to develop and print X-rays on film.
Pet Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a non-invasive tool that treats injuries, inflammation, and pain with light energy. Whether your pet’s condition is acute or chronic, our therapeutic laser could be an option for improving their symptoms and quality of life.
We can use laser therapy to treat many different conditions, including:
- Hip dysplasia
- Degenerative joint/disc disease
- Surgical incisions
- Hot spots
- Lick granulomas
- Wounds (cuts, abrasions, burns, etc.)
- Ear infections
If your pet needs treatment for a wound or surgical site, one laser therapy session is typically all that is needed. However, chronic conditions, such as arthritis or degenerative joint disease, usually require multiple sessions, as results are cumulative and your pet will need more time to see an improvement.
Our Tewksbury, MA team will be happy to discuss your pet’s laser therapy options and tailor a treatment plan specific to their needs.