VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital

Nuclear medicine / scintigraphy

Nuclear scintigraphy has many uses, including:

1) Diagnose congenital and acquired portosystemic shunts.

2) Characterize hyperthyroidism in cats (benign vs. malignant disease, presence of ectopic tissue, potentially help in choosing a dose for I-131).

3) Characterize individual glomerular filtration rate (kidney function) in cases of unilateral kidney cancer or obstruction.

4) Diagnose active bone lesions.

These tests are based on the use of a small amount of radioactive material to diagnose various conditions in dogs or cats. Patients need to undergo heavy sedation or general anesthesia for these tests. Patients are typically radioactive for 12-24 hours.  


Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology

General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

The Emergency & Critical Care Services Department is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. No appointment or referral is necessary.