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Goldorado Animal Hospital

Diagnostic Services

At Goldorado Animal Hospital, we provide high-quality care using advanced technology. Whether your pet is having a biopsy or is experiencing heart issues, we offer the best diagnostic services available. During each procedure, our caring staff ensures your pet remains safe and comfortable, minimizing stress and discomfort. We work to keep our patients calm, making every process more positive and relaxing.

Doctor pointing at an x ray of a dog

Digital X-Rays

Digital radiographs (x-rays) provide us with a quick snapshot of your pet’s health and can be used to diagnose many ailments, including:

  • Tissue problems

  • Kidney stones

  • Arthritis

  • Diseases of the heart or lungs

  • Bladder stones

  • Broken bones

  • Spinal cord issues

  • Pre-screening for breeding purposes

Digital x-rays are an extremely helpful diagnostic tool. They are clean, precise, and almost instantaneous. Digital x-rays facilitate a more accurate diagnosis and are a non-invasive way to identify health problems in your pet. They also require less radiation than traditional methods, making the process safer for you and your companion.

Dog receiving ultrasound exam

Ultrasound Technology

Our ultrasound equipment provides a live picture of your pet’s internal organs, even the beat of the heart. Ultrasounds are used to diagnose a variety of conditions, including:

  • Heart valve abnormalities

  • Some forms of cancer

  • Diseases of the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, and bowels

  • Abnormal lumps or masses

This non-invasive option offers a comprehensive picture of your pet’s internal organs, blood flow, and overall health. Ultrasounds also allow us to diagnose many issues without the need for a referral, saving you time and money in the long run.

Monitor Equipment in Clinic


An endoscopy is performed when a visual look into your pet’s esophagus, upper intestines, or stomach is necessary. During the procedure, a camera is inserted through the mouth, providing more information about your pet’s condition. Bloody stool and vomiting are common reasons a veterinarian might perform an endoscopy on your pet.

The endoscope is a key diagnostic tool that helps us identify problems in your pet’s upper intestinal tract. This small camera is useful to:

  • Get a visual image of the inner surface of the upper intestinal tract, including the stomach and esophagus

  • Remove foreign objects or body materials from the area

  • Collect biopsies or other samples from the stomach or intestines

An endoscopy is performed with very little discomfort to your animal. As with every procedure, our team strives to make this a stress-free, pleasant experience for both you and your pet. Once the endoscopy is complete, your veterinarian will walk you through the results and answer any questions you may have.

Veterinarian examining a bulldog


An unexplained cough or wheezing from your pet can be a sign that something is amiss in his or her respiratory system. A bronchoscopy is commonly used to:

  • Evaluate abnormalities in the airway

  • Obtain tissue samples

  • Remove lumps or other objects

  • Check for airway collapse or compression

  • Treat lesions or sores in the respiratory system

At Goldorado Animal Hospital, we ensure your pet’s safety and comfort by performing the procedure under anesthesia. We then insert a small camera through the throat. This provides a better image and a more accurate diagnosis of what ails your pet.

At Goldorado Animal Hospital, we are here to help. Please contact us if you have questions or comments for our skilled veterinary staff who are ready to assist you.