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4 05, 2020

Laser Surgery

2020-05-04T22:42:19-07:00May 4th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Diagnostics, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Reptile|

We have been using laser at the Long Beach Animal Hospital for over 25 years for a wide variety of surgeries on a wide variety of surgery.  Our laser is a carbon dioxide laser, not the Lasik laser used for eye surgery of the cornea. We are one of only a handful of animal hospitals in California that have this capability. It is a highly advanced and technical piece of equipment that we never dreamed about having while we were training to be veterinarians. Its one of the ways we offer state-of-the-art care at the Long Beach Animal Hospital. This is

29 04, 2020

Radiology

2020-04-29T10:32:15-07:00April 29th, 2020|Avian, Cats, Diagnostics, Dogs, Ferret, Guinea Pig, Pot Bellied Pigs, Rabbit, Rat, Reptile, Tips|

Diagnostic tests are important in veterinary medicine since our patients do not routinely tell us where they are having a medical problem. An important diagnostic modality we use to make an accurate diagnosis on a sick animal is radiography, more commonly known as x-rays. This is a fun and educational page designed to educate you on the basics of radiology. There is a fun test at the end to see how much you learned.  If you got them all right maybe you should apply to veterinary school! Learning how to accurately read a radiograph on the wide variety of species

17 04, 2019

X-Ray Close Ups-feline

2019-01-14T18:58:04-08:00April 17th, 2019|Cats, Diagnostics|

These are close up views of the radiographs on the previous page. When you are done looking at them go back to the "What's Your Diagnosis Page" to continue learning about radiography. The thorax This view is towards the front of the abdomen L- Liver S- Stomach (filled with food) K- Kidneys (they are overlapping) LI- Large intestine (filled with stool) SI- Small Intestine Sp- Spleen This view is towards the rear of the abdomen. K- Kidneys (they are overlapping) LI- Large intestine (filled with stool) SI- Small Intestine Sp- Spleen B- Urinary Bladder (filled partly with urine) The white