Injuries and Ailments Diagnosed via Radiology and Ultrasounds

Digital images, including ultrasound and radiograph scans are used to diagnose a variety of conditions and ailments in dogs and cats. Common conditions diagnosed include broken bones, joint problems, tumors, brain abnormalities and problems with the internal organs, including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and bladder.

Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound imaging involves using sound waves to create an image on a computer monitor. When our team passes the wand over an injured area of your pet, we are able to find otherwise hidden problems, like when your pet accidentally eats something that isn’t food, has a tumor or has problems with an internal organ, like the stomach, spleen, liver and pancreas. Ultrasound imaging is completely painless and does not have any side-effects.


The common term for a radiograph is an x-ray. These images can help diagnose problems and conditions with the bones and joints, such as broken bones, swelling in the joints and other types of bone abnormalities. X-rays can also be used to diagnose problems with the internal organs, like the heart, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys.

Diagnosing Your pet’s Ailment or Injury

Once Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital understands the depth of your pet’s illness or injury, a treatment plan will be developed in order to help your pet heal and restore your pet’s health. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health and his or her diagnosis, we would be happy to answer them and provide you with guidance in order to help make your pet comfortable during the healing process.

For more information on our radiology and diagnostic imaging services in Bailey, call us at (303) 838-4677 today.

Pet Blood Testing

Maintaining your pet’s wellness is our primary goal at Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital in Bailey, Colorado. Dr. Sheila offers exceptional veterinarian services with support from her skilled staff and team members. The veterinarian services we provide include routine wellness exams as well as emergency services. We treat dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, small farm animals, pocket pets, and reptiles. We also perform in-diagnostic tests, such as ultrasounds and blood work.

Importance of Pet Blood Testing

Blood is collected and tested at regular wellness pet exams. Having blood work competed early on helps set up a baseline for later comparison as your pet ages. As pets age, they are prone to many types of diseases and maladies. Some of the blood tests performed include:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC): This test detects parasites, abnormal cell presence, and anemia. The test counts the presence of white and red blood cells in your pet’s blood. It can also help us understand the cause of the malady so we can treat your pet accurately.
  • Chemistry Profile: This allows us to analyze the function of major organs, such as the kidney, liver, and pancreas. We also analyze electrolyte levels, protein levels, and blood sugar levels to check for diabetes.
  • Thyroid Testing
  • Heartworm: This is a basic test that should be run on your pet annually. Heartworm can be fatal if not treated. The earlier it is detected and treated, the more positive the outcome.

Blood tests are also run when your pet is unwell and needs to be treated. For us to arrive at an accurate diagnosis, we collect and test blood. People bring their pets to our animal hospital for veterinary care when they detect illness. Signs of illness in a pet include lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, excessive urination, and blocked bowels or diarrhea.

Pet Blood Testing in Bailey, CO

We welcome you to browse our site to learn more about who we are and what we do. We offer a broad range of veterinary services. Our online patient portal allows you to schedule your appointment with us electronically and to download forms to be completed at your convenience before your appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your pets! For more information regarding pet blood testing, the services provided by Dr. Sheila, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (303) 838-4677.