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Endoscopy

We have the ability to perform flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy which allows for minimally invasive examination of the gastrointestinal (stomach and bowels) system. Under general anesthesia, a flexible fiberoptic scope can be passed through the mouth to allow visualization of the interior of the esophagus, stomach and upper small bowel. We can also biopsy any abnormalities that are encountered and can frequently remove smaller foreign objects that may have been swallowed. In the case of large bowel problems, we can also perform colonoscopies. In most cases, after recovery from anesthesia, animals are able to go home the same day without the pain or extended recovery necessary with exploratory surgery.

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  • Digital Radiography

    Clark Animal Hospital utilizes a direct digital radiographic system which allows for the best possible image to be obtained. Digital technology eliminates the need for x-ray film or film processing and produces an image much more quickly. In addition, because the images are on a computer, the contrast can be enhanced and images enlarged without […]

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  • Cytology Laboratory

    We maintain in-house laboratory equipment that allows for blood work results within minutes. We can perform complete blood counts, routine serum chemistries and electrolytes. This allows us to do any necessary testing before a patient is anesthetized and taken to surgery. In this way we can identify preexisting problems and frequently avoid many potential complications. […]

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  • Hematology Laboratory

    We maintain in-house laboratory equipment that allows for blood work results within minutes. We can perform complete blood counts, routine serum chemistries and electrolytes. This allows us to do any necessary testing before a patient is anesthetized and taken to surgery. In this way we can identify preexisting problems and frequently avoid many potential complications. […]

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  • Dentistry

    Dental scaling and polishing can be essential to maintain the longterm health of many animals. Performing this procedure requires that animals be under general anesthesia. Oral examinations and evaluation of dental disease are performed by our veterinarians while scaling and polishing, and anesthetic monitoring are performed by our licensed, registered veterinary technicians.

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