Diagnostics & Critical Care

 

DIAGNOSTICS

Has your pet been acting unusual?  Are you concerned that an illness or injury may be to blame?

When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness for long periods of time. All the while, the condition is able to develop and worsen.

In cases such as these, we rely on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pet’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your companion. Aloha Animal Hospital offers full service diagnostic care, both routine and advanced, to better manage the ongoing health of our patients.

 

In-House Laboratory

Our hospital features an on-site diagnostic laboratory, which makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results within just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your best friend even leave the exam room. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis and other tests in-house is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence. Laboratory work is also available for routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care.

 

Advanced Imaging

In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced imaging services. These tools, such as x-rays and ultrasound, allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s ailing him or her. We can use imaging to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity. Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.

If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Contact the team at Aloha Animal Hospital right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.

 

 

CRITICAL CARE

Do you know who to call in the event of a pet emergency?

As a loving pet parent, you never want to see your animal family member in distress. Unfortunately, unexpected illnesses and sudden accidents can occur at any time. The way you handle these types of situations can make all the difference in the world for your loved one. At Aloha Animal Hospital, we want you to know that you’ve got a dedicated team in your corner. You can rest easy knowing that we’ll be there for you in your time of need.

 

During Office Hours:

Our hospital is equipped to provide life-saving critical care during business hours with only a moment’s notice. With staff members who are experienced in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver the most timely and effective care. Most importantly, we will handle your companion’s case with the utmost compassion, doing everything within our power to achieve a positive outcome.

Some of the signs that your pet may require urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or toxic substance
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma, such as a fall or being hit by a car
  • Swollen or tender abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Lameness
  • Disorientation
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If you notice your companion exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to call for help right away. At Aloha Animal Hospital, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to evaluate the situation and provide first aid instructions over the phone. It also lets us prepare the hospital and other team members for your pet’s arrival. Of course, should the nature of your pet’s emergency not allow time for a phone call, don’t hesitate to come directly in during business hours for immediate attention.

We sincerely hope you never experience the need for urgent veterinary care. If you do, however, we want you to know who to call. The team at Aloha Animal Hospital will be here to provide the highest level of care available. You can count on us!

 

After Office Hours:

We understand that not all emergencies happen during our office hours. While our office is not staffed 24 hours a day, we have made sure that you have appropriate options for emergency care all day, every day. If you pet is experiencing an emergency after our normal business hours and you feel that your pet’s emergency is life threatening, we would advise you to call or proceed directly to your nearest veterinary emergency facility. While we hope you never need them, we have listed the local emergency hospitals below.

Dog and cat emergencies:

VE+CC (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care)

8650 W. Tropicana Ave Suite B-104

Las Vegas, NV 89147

VECC24.com

702-262-7070

 

VE+CC North

4445 N. Rainbow Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89108

VECC24.com

702-262-7080

 

Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital

5231 W. Charleston Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89146

lvaeh.com

702-822-1045

 

For exotic emergencies as well as dog/cat:

Animal Emergency Center

3340 E. Patrick Ln

Las Vegas, NV 89120

lvaec.net

702-457-8050

 

After Hours Assurance

Aloha Animal Hospital does provide our clients with an after hours phone consultation service, called After Hours Assurance. If you have a concern about your pet after hours but you do not feel it is a life threatening emergency and you would prefer to have a phone consultation with one of Aloha Animal Hospital’s veterinarians for a fee before deciding if you need to seek care from an emergency facility, please call our regular office number 702-567-5222 and follow the prompts. You will be connected to an operator who will take your information and have our on call veterinarian return you call within 30 minutes. If you feel your pet cannot wait that long then we strongly encourage you to seek immediate medical attention from an emergency facility.

 

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