Hawthorne also offers many unique and special services. Some of these are only offered at specific locations, call one of our friendly receptionists to find out more!
Digital Ocular Tonometry – Tonometryis a fast, painless method of accurately assessing the pressure within the eye. It does this by measuring the tone and firmness of the eye’s surface. This diagnostic tool allows us to diagnose glaucoma and eye infections that, if not treated, could lead to blindness.
EKG – The electrocardiogram (EKG) is a noninvasive diagnostic test that records the electrical activity of the heart. The heart’s electrical activity is recorded by attaching small contact electrodes to the limbs and chest wall.
Chemotherapy – Chemotherapy is frequently used to control some types of cancer in pets and can be employed alone or in addition to other types of treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy. It may be given orally (pills), intravenously or directly into the tumor.
Blood Pressure Monitoring – Regular blood pressure monitoring is commonly used to follow chronic diseases in pets such as chronic renal failure, Cushing’s disease, certain adrenal tumors and heart disease.
Blood Transfusions – Blood transfusions have many uses and can be critical, life-saving procedures. Blood loss through injury or other causes of bleeding, such as rodenticide poisoning can lead to death or make any anesthesia to treat underlying damage very risky. In these circumstances, fresh whole blood or frozen plasma can make all the difference. Sometimes, an animal’s immune system can attack its own red blood cells (immune-mediated hemolytic anemia), and blood transfusions are necessary to prevent fatal anemia while other medical treatments are working.