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Phone:321-725-5365 | Fax:321-242-5755 | Address: 2281 Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935

Specialized Imaging & Diagnostics

We’ve invested in the most current non-invasive diagnostic imaging equipment that helps us accurately and quickly diagnose your pet’s condition. AECC offers the most comprehensive imaging services of any veterinary hospital in East Central Florida. Combined with our board-certified specialized procedures and skilled emergency veterinarians and technicians, AECC is unmatched for the level of expertise and experience you need when your pet is ill.

Laboratory AECC Melbourne FL

LABORATORY

An extensive on-site laboratory provides immediate response for diagnosis, management and emergency treatment options.

EQUIPMENT:

  • Idexx Catalyst and Procyte – blood chemistry and hematology analyzers- provide us with diagnostic information to evaluate the internal organ function and red and white blood cell counts.
  • SCA2000- Coagulation analyzer – helps provide us with information testing the body’s ability to clot blood.
  • Microscopes – allows us to check for external and internal parasites, evaluation of urine, feces, blood, tissue, and spinal fluid. We have a camera connected to one of the microscopes to allow us the ability to obtain pictures of cells to send to the pathologist for a STAT interpretation prior to the submission of the sample.
  • I-Stat – This blood chemistry machine is used as a daily test to evaluate the patient’s electrolyte and kidney function as well as their hematocrit, blood glucose, and blood gases.

TESTS:

  • Antifreeze testing
  • Blood gases
  • Blood smears
  • CBC
  • Cerebral spinal fluid analysis
  • Chemistry profile
  • Coagulation profile
  • Cytology
  • Electrolysis
  • Fecal Analysis
  • Joint fluid analysis
  • Snap parvo, heartworm, and FELV/FIV tests
  • Stat lab analysis
  • Urinalysis

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

  • Arthroscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Computed Radiography (CR)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • EchoCardiology
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Myelograms
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies
  • Urethroscopy

Specialized Therapeutic Procedures

  • Abdominocentesis
  • Advanced life support
  • Anesthesia for the critical patient
  • Blood product repository
    • Canine packed red blood cells
    • Canine fresh frozen plasma
    • Feline frozen plasma
    • On-site feline blood donors (This service is available to AECC patients only)
  • Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation
  • Central catheter placement
  • Chest tube placement
  • Constant rate infusion
  • Continuous air/fluid evacuation (Pleura-Vac)
  • Feeding tubes
  • Long-term ventilator support
  • Nebulization
  • Nutritional support
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pain management
    • Local blocks
    • Epidurals
    • Transdermal patches
  • Shock resuscitation/fluid therapy
    • Synthetic colloids
  • Thermal support
    • Water water circulating blankets
    • Warm water circulating IV lines
    • Individually heated cages
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Tracheostomy

Specialized Monitoring

  • Arterial catheters and blood gases
  • Blood pressure
  • Central venous pressure
  • Electrocardiogram
  • End tidal capnography
  • Pulse oximetry