The same advanced technology used to create images of the internal structures of the human body can be used on pets. The Animal Neurology & Imaging Center (The ANIC), located northeast of Rio Rancho, has the equipment and specialized training required to provide advanced imaging diagnostics for dogs and cats.
Advanced Imaging Capabilities and What We Do with Them
The ANIC is a specialty clinic with the equipment required for a number of advanced imaging tests, including:
- CT scan
In addition to the machines required for these tests, we also have specialized coils for small animals that improve image quality.
These tests allow our doctors to see the structures (and sometimes the functions) of your pet’s neuroanatomy. When our specialists can locate the problem area of your pet’s nervous system, we can better understand and explain how the neurological disorder is affecting or may affect your pet’s health and/or motor function. And, our doctors have advanced training that allows them to better interpret the image results for more accurate diagnosis and precise surgical planning.
Superior Care for Your Pet During Diagnostic Imaging
Your pet receives superior medical care when undergoing diagnostic procedures at The ANIC. Our team includes experienced veterinary technicians, one of whom is dedicated to monitoring your pet’s vitals throughout the imaging procedure.
Our team provides detailed directions for pre- and post-procedural care, which may involve preparing your pet for general anesthesia.
Once results are available, our doctors consult with you to make sure you understand your pet’s condition and all viable treatment options. We help you consider the financial and at-home care requirements of all treatments so that you can make the best decision for your family.
Advanced Imaging When Your Pet Needs It Most
Some neurological issues require immediate attention. Advanced diagnostics at The ANIC are available for emergency cases.
If your pet is showing signs and symptoms of neurological problems, contact us. You will speak to a trained medical professional who can assess if your pet needs emergency care or schedule a next-day appointment for a neurological examination.