SOURCE: Hunt Valley Animal Hospital

Hunt Valley Animal Hospital

November 09, 2011 10:15 ET

Hunt Valley Animal Hospital Uses High Tech Diagnostic Imaging

HUNT VALLEY, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2011) - Hunt Valley Animal Hospital announced that its veterinarians use high tech diagnostic imaging to assist in accurately diagnosing a disease or health condition. The veterinary diagnostic imaging includes ultrasound and digital radiography. This ensures that the veterinarians can accurately and precisely locate health problems in the bones or joints. The animal hospital also uses minimally invasive procedures for advanced diagnosis, including rhinoscopy and cystoscopy. Founded by Dr. Allan Frank in 1984, the animal hospital has been serving the Hunt Valley community for over 25 years.

Dr. Allan Frank, a veterinarian and founder of Hunt Valley Animal Hospital, announced that the animal hospital uses high tech diagnostic imaging to accurately diagnosis health conditions and diseases in pets. These imaging techniques include digital radiography and ultrasound.

Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging that uses digital X-ray sensors instead of traditional photographic film, much like using a digital camera in place of a traditional camera with a roll of film. Images are available instantaneously and can be quickly transferred and enhanced.

Ultrasound is an advanced veterinary diagnostic imaging technique that uses high-frequency waves to visualize the muscles, tendons and internal organs.

"An accurate diagnosis is essential to effectively treating your pet for an illness or injury," said Dr. Frank. "Our advanced Hunt Valley veterinary diagnostic imaging ensures that our veterinarians make the right diagnosis the first time around, potentially saving your pet from unnecessary explorative surgery and pain."

The animal hospital also uses minimally invasive diagnostic procedures to assist during surgery. Rhinoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that is used to diagnose acute nasal conditions in pets who suffer from chronic nasal congestion, discharge or nasal bleeding. Cystoscopy is used to identify and diagnose lower urinary tract conditions.

Advanced diagnostic imaging also assists in accurately pinpointing the location of bone or joint problems in senior pets. As pets age, natural wear and tear can lead to orthopedic problems and severe pain.

"Orthopedic surgery is an important part of our senior pet care program, and can help pets live a full and active live well into their golden years," said Dr. Frank. "Through the use of digital radiography, we can precisely identify the location of bone and joint problems in senior pets, which streamlines the surgical operation."

In addition to orthopedic surgery, the animal vet hospital also offers minimally invasive surgery. These procedures include gastropexy in dogs, laparoscopic spay surgery, and cryptorchid neuter surgery. Gastropexy is a surgical operation that tacks the stomach to the body wall to prevent stomach twisting in large breeds.

"Advanced diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgery greatly reduces pain and recovery time for pets following an operation," said Dr. Frank. "By accurately diagnosing the health condition, our surgical veterinarians can efficiently treat the problem with minimal impact on surrounding anatomic structures. This reduces the risk of infection and complications."

Pet owners who wish to learn more about advanced diagnostic imaging and surgical operations available at the animal hospital may do so by visiting the vet hospital's website,

Contact Information

  • Hunt Valley Animal Hospital
    Hunt Valley, MD