World of Animals Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer a wide range of pet medical services to maximize health and longevity. See below to learn more about the services we offer at our Philadelphia, PA area veterinary practices to promote higher quality care and better treatment outcomes for our pet patients!
Our In-House Laboratory
A physical examination can tell us some things about your pet’s condition, but it cannot show us details about what is happening on the inside. In addition to comprehensive health screens that we recommend on a routine basis, our hospital also offers efficient testing to check for certain health issues:
- CBC (complete blood count) – helps us check for infections and signs of anemia
- Chemistry panel – tests for diabetes and evaluates liver and kidney function
- Thyroid screening – screens your pet for thyroid disease
- Urinalysis – screens your pet for signs of urinary crystals and infection
Other conditions we can screen for using our in-house lab include:
- Feline leukemia
- Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
- Intestinal parasites
- Skin parasites
Radiography (X-ray) is another important tool we use at our hospital. Our digital X-ray equipment provides our vet team with high-contrast images of parts of the body such as the joints, bones, lungs, and heart, so we can check for abnormalities and more accurately diagnose problems. Radiographs can give us information about your pet’s condition that blood work and a standard physical exam cannot.
Conditions we may be able to diagnose with the aid of digital X-ray include:
- Broken bones
- Intestinal obstruction
- Heart failure
- Heartworm disease
- Fluid around the lungs and heart
Laser therapy is a non-invasive modality for relieving pain and inflammation, and accelerating healing of damaged tissues. It works at the cellular level, increasing cell activity and cell repair. Offered at our Bethayres and Bensalem locations, our class IV therapeutic laser can help to relieve a variety of conditions in pets, including:
- Back pain
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Ear infections
- Lick granulomas
- Surgical incisions
- Lacerations, burns, and abrasions
- Skin infections
- Bone fractures
Can My Pet Get Covid-19?
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2019, many pet parents have expressed concern about whether their pets can contract the virus just like humans can. Fortunately, while some dogs have been found to test positive for the virus, they did not become ill. Furthermore, no evidence of infection has ever been found in cats.
If you happen to test positive for Covid-19, be sure to wash your hands before handling or caring for your pet just to be safe. Good hygiene is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of viral infection.