Shawnee Animal Hospital

Diagnostic Care

At Shawnee Animal Hospital, our diagnostic services include an in-house laboratory for quick and accurate results, allergy testing and dermatology, and advanced imaging.

Advanced Imaging

We offer advanced radiological technology for the benefit of our patients. Radiology is an amazing tool that allows us to understand the intricacies of patients’ bodily systems, and refers to the use of energy waves to view inside of the body to diagnose disease. One of the major benefits of radiology is that it is non-invasive and pain free. A few decades ago, a veterinarian may have had to perform a surgery to answer diagnostic questions which are now easily answered with radiology.

At Shawnee Veterinary Hospital, we have access to two forms of radiology:

Digital X-rays use x-ray waves to create an image of the musculoskeletal system of the patient. As they pass through the body, the distribution of the waves imprints onto the x-ray image and tells us valuable information about the internal structures. In the past, traditional film x-rays required more time and were less precise. Digital x-rays are created faster, which means your pet does not have to sit still as long. They also have a better image quality, and can be sent and stored electronically with ease if your case is complex and requires the opinion of a specialist. X-rays can aid in the diagnosis of bone fractures, arthritis, pneumonia, and more.

Shawnee Animal Hospital is equipped with three cutting edge digital x-ray systems. Overall, digital imaging allows our doctors to make more confident diagnosis.

Ultrasound uses sound waves to define images of internal structures of the body, such as soft tissues and fluid-filled structures. The images created by ultrasounds are real-time videos, so they can be crucially helpful for understanding malfunctions of internal systems. Often, the information learned from ultrasounds can be complementary to x-ray investigations. Ultrasounds can sometimes offer diagnoses, which x-rays cannot. Ultrasounds are particularly useful for the diagnoses and analysis of abdominal diseases, pregnancy, heart problems, some forms of cancer, and more.

In most cases anesthesia or sedation is not necessary to perform radiological procedures, unless the pet is aggressive or highly anxious. Our medical team has years of experience gently keeping pets still by talking softly to them, petting them, and giving them treats for a job well done.

In-House Laboratory

We offer advanced radiological technology for the benefit of our patients. Radiology is an amazing tool that allows us to understand the intricacies of patients’ bodily systems, and refers to the use of energy waves to view inside of the body to diagnose disease. One of the major benefits of radiology is that it is non-invasive and pain free. A few decades ago, a veterinarian may have had to perform a surgery to answer diagnostic questions which are now easily answered with radiology.

At Shawnee Veterinary Hospital, we have access to two forms of radiology:

Digital X-rays use x-ray waves to create an image of the musculoskeletal system of the patient. As they pass through the body, the distribution of the waves imprints onto the x-ray image and tells us valuable information about the internal structures. In the past, traditional film x-rays required more time and were less precise. Digital x-rays are created faster, which means your pet does not have to sit still as long. They also have a better image quality, and can be sent and stored electronically with ease if your case is complex and requires the opinion of a specialist. X-rays can aid in the diagnosis of bone fractures, arthritis, pneumonia, and more.

Shawnee Animal Hospital is equipped with three cutting edge digital x-ray systems. Overall, digital imaging allows our doctors to make more confident diagnosis.

Ultrasound uses sound waves to define images of internal structures of the body, such as soft tissues and fluid-filled structures. The images created by ultrasounds are real-time videos, so they can be crucially helpful for understanding malfunctions of internal systems. Often, the information learned from ultrasounds can be complementary to x-ray investigations. Ultrasounds can sometimes offer diagnoses, which x-rays cannot. Ultrasounds are particularly useful for the diagnoses and analysis of abdominal diseases, pregnancy, heart problems, some forms of cancer, and more.

In most cases anesthesia or sedation is not necessary to perform radiological procedures, unless the pet is aggressive or highly anxious. Our medical team has years of experience gently keeping pets still by talking softly to them, petting them, and giving them treats for a job well done.

Allergy Testing & Dermatology

Does your pet frequently scratch, bite at their skin, or try to itch themselves? Do they have dry, rough, or scaly patches of skin? Do they seem bothered by their skin or fur frequently?

At Shawnee Animal Hospital, we are here to help end the uncomfortable cycle of dermatological issues, such as allergies, autoimmune diseases, infections, dermatitis, parasites, tumors, and skin cancer. These issues can make your pet irritable, and severally distressed. Our clinical team will help you to take steps on the road to relief by first diagnosing the underlying issue.

If we suspect your pet has an allergy, we can pinpoint the allergy with a simple test. The most common allergies in pets are flea allergies, food allergies, and atopy, which is the predisposition to an allergy caused by substances that are inhaled or make contact with the skin. Atopy can be created by pollen, grass, dander, mold, or even house dust. Allergy testing is most often used to identify the specific allergens at the root of a pet’s atopy.

Once the allergens have been identified, your veterinarian can proceed with the appropriate treatment. Treatments for allergies can range from injections, to medications, to special diets, to simple avoidance of the allergen if possible.

If it is determined that the root cause of the issue is not an allergy, we may have to do further diagnostic work to pinpoint the problem with the help of our in-house laboratory.

Whether your pet has an allergy, a separate underlying issue, or a combination of factors at play, we understand that each pet is unique. This is why your input as your pet’s caretaker is invaluable for diagnosis. Pay attention to when they are most irritated or inflamed and their symptoms. Together, we can create a plan of action for helping your pet feel better again.

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Located off of Oklahoma 3W on the corner of N Kickapoo St and W Independence St.

Phone: 405.275.0990

Email: general@shawneeanimalhospital.com

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Shawnee Animal Hospital is available for emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for both small and large animals.