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West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center is equipped with in-hospital state of the art diagnostic technology to aid us in making a thorough and rapid diagnosis of your pet’s condition, either on an emergency basis or during a regularly scheduled wellness exam.
Radiology – Telemedicine Consultations 24/7 by Diplomates American College Veterinary Radiology (DACVR)
West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center has teamed up with Idexx Laboratories, Inc. to offer consultations by
board certified veterinary radiologists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This allows us to obtain consultations on diagnostic imaging at the click of a button within hours, any time of the day or night, further enhancing the care provided for your pet. Idexx employs over 35 board-certified veterinary radiologists (DACVR). Board Certification requires three years of a residency program after completion of veterinary school.
Examples of our in-house diagnostic equipment include:
Allows us to assess bone and joint abnormalities and injuries
Detects the presence of foreign material inside the pet’s body
Used to screen for abnormalities in the heart, lungs, and urinary and digestive systems
Used to screen for cancer
While the vast majority of times sedation is not necessary, sedation may be recommended to limit stress to your pet and help us to get the highest quality diagnostic images.
Allows us to visualize the architecture of your pet's internal organs.
Painless, non-invasive and safe.
Performed by one of our specially-trained veterinarians with state of the art equipment in our hospital, providing convenience, expertise and immediate results.
Typically does not require any form of sedation.
Allows us to safely obtain tissue samples by ultrasound guided needle aspirates or biopsy.
Ultrasound of the heart.
Allows us to visualize the structure and assess the function of the heart.
Use of Doppler allows blood flow to be visualized and evaluated.
Non-invasive, safe, and usually does not require sedation.
Helps determine cardiac changes and which medications or procedures should be utilized to help slow progression of the heart disease.
Performed by one of our specialty trained veterinarians using state of the art equipment in our hospital.
Minimally invasive procedure that allows our specially-trained veterinarians to view inside the pet’s body and visualize some of the organs and internal systems without performing surgery.
Allows examination of the pet’s upper gastrointestinal tract, lungs, colon, nose and nasal passages.
Allows us to take biopsies utilizing specialized instruments inserted through a channel in the endoscope.
Allows us to remove many foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract without requiring exploratory surgery
Minimal time your pet is under anesthesia.
Your pet typically does not experience pain or discomfort after the procedure.
Staffed by skilled, trained technicians.
Allows us to remove many foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract without requiring exploratory surgery.
Screening tests for Canine Parvovirus, and Feline Leukemia and FIV viruses.
Tonometry checking for glaucoma.
Cytology examination of ear, skin, urine and blood specimen.
Screening tests for Heartworm Disease and other tick-borne diseases (Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma).
Evaluation of blood clotting times.
Any samples not ran in-house are sent to our reference laboratory with multiple pick-ups each day, allowing for your pet’s lab results in a timely manner.
ECG, Pulse Oximetry, Capnography, and Blood Pressure Monitoring
Detects hypertension or hypotension (high or low blood pressure)
Helps us to evaluate and stabilize critically ill or injured pets
Allows us to measure oxygen saturation in patients’ blood, giving us information on how well they are oxygenating their tissues
Capnography gives us the ability to determine ventilation status, and assess for hyperventilation or hypoventilation
Provides a baseline reading during comprehensive physical exams for older or sick pets
Used to monitor pets’ condition while under anesthesia
Clients of Locust Valley Veterinary Clinic never pay an additional emergency fee when being seen at West Hills Animal Emergency & Critical Care Center for after hour emergencies.
West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center is open 24/7 and has veterinarians on staff 24 hours a day. We are a full service veterinary practice, animal emergency, and specialty animal hospital serving all of Long Island including the surrounding communities of Babylon, Bellmore, Bethpage, Brentwood, Brookville, Commack, Deer Park, Dix Hills, East Meadow, East Northport, Farmingdale, Glen Cove, Hicksville, Huntington, Islip, Jericho, Kings Park, Levittown, Lindenhurst, Locust Valley, Massapequa, Melville, Northport, Roslyn, Oyster Bay, Plainview, Smithtown, Syosset, Wantagh & Westbury.