This is Fanny and me. We, or I guess she really, are now in the fourth week after her CCL operation almost to the day that her other knee was operated on a year ago. Both by the wonderful, magical, and caring Dr. Haroush. Last year, pre-pandemic, with a looming scare, a big price tag and months of rehab in front of us, Dr. Haroush, Jose and the rest of this magnificent team treated us immediately, helped us in more way we could count all with the kindest and most knowledgeable of treatments. Fanny felt like it was another home and we felt like we were welcome to be as neurotic as we could be about our dog. She healed up quickly and then like clockwork which Dr. Haroush said might happen, it did again, the other knee. Now it was even worse with the Pandemic in full swing, money really tight, time tighter, it felt so huge and totally overwhelming. Did Dr. Haroush come to the rescue? He certainly did. Again, she is healing nicely, we are healing along with her and I would never send her to another vet as long as she lives. Dr. Haroush and team are spectacular in their wisdom and care. Along with treating Fanny it was like he was treating me for all the insanity we are all feeling right now. Everyday and beyond the care was present. And most of all Fanny feels loved and taken care of. What more could you ask for. I wish it was all this simple.
The Imaging & Radiology Center and In-House Laboratory at the Animal Health Center at the Veterinary Village utilizes the most advanced non-invasive diagnostic tools to provide the clearest and most useful results in order to aid the diagnostic process. We are also the first privately owned veterinary hospital in the greater New York City area to have continual, on-premise access to MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). This is the most advanced, non-invasive diagnostic tool available worldwide and uses technology that is considered the golden standard in human medicine.
To better care for your loved one, our on-site tools and equipment include:
- MRI: This superior imaging modality uses a 1.5T to provide high resolution images that can be manipulated real-time for enhanced viewing. An MRI scan penetrates organs and tissue with high accuracy and superior contrast resolution and is most effectively used to evaluate the Central Nervous System, soft tissue, and any enclosed structures. It's diagnostic superiority and non-invasive nature make it ideal for pre-surgical planning.
- Full Idexx VetLab Suite: Our animal care center offers an in-house laboratory for quick results on anything from hematology reports to urinalysis and everything in-between.
- CT Scan: CT Scans produce radiographic images of your pet, and can prove to be very useful when looking at parts of the body like the brain or spine. Ideal animal candidates for a CT scan are typically those with neurological disorders (i.e., seizures, sudden behavioral changes, or trouble walking). Generally, the animal is given anesthesia during the procedure, since he or she must remain very still. The number of images taken depends on the location and size of the suspected issue. If a mass or tumor is found, the CT scan can pinpoint its size and location. This is necessary for the veterinary surgeon to know, so a proper treatment plan can be developed. Occasionally, soft tissue masses cannot be seen through a CT scan and an MRI may be recommended at that point.
- Ultrasound: An ultrasound exam is a way of looking inside your pet’s body without need for a surgical procedure. An ultrasound machine sends sound waves into the body of an animal and listens for echoes. The machine uses these echoes to develop an image of the insides of your pet. Ultrasounds produce no harmful effects as a diagnostic tool, and they are totally painless to perform. Our ultrasound equipment is used to find and identify the source of health trouble your pet may be having, ultimately leading to a plan for recovery.
- Full Body Digital Radiology: Our team of experts offer digital radiology for full body and dentistry. Digital radiology greatly reduces the amount of radiation exposure to your pet. Each radiograph is digitally downloaded, therefore eliminating the use of toxic chemicals that can contaminate our environment and reduce exposure to our staff and your pet.
- Oral Digital Radiology: Similar to radiology of the body, oral digital radiology allows us to take radiographs of your pets’ teeth quickly and painlessly while reducing the time it takes to develop them to mere seconds. A perk is that your pet will spend less time under anesthesia which reduces your worry and is less stressful for your pet.
- Stand-up X-Rays: Stand-up X-Rays allow for veterinary specialists like us to take an image of the bones and tissue in your pet, while avoiding anesthesia. In some cases, anesthesia may be required, however, we do our best to avoid unnecessary sedation.
- C-Arm: Intra-operative image intensification allows surgeons to view a live, moving image of the area of interest, while using X-rays during surgery. This usually involves the use of a C-arm fluoroscope to receive images while operating. C-Arms are most commonly used in fracture repair, as a C-Arm fluoroscope can be used to place pins in areas of the body that must be done with precision. This special care can help to minimize recovery time and optimize function of affected limbs and body locations. Using a C-Arm allows our professionals to operate on many structures through tiny incisions or without any incisions at all.
At the Animal Health Center at the Veterinary Village we are dedicated to providing the fastest, most advanced, and least invasive methods to detect, diagnose and resolve. The technology and imaging modalities we employ are effectively used to detect abnormalities not palpable during a physical exam and are therefore integral tools in early diagnosis and disease prevention.
The Animal Health Center will provide routine and elective care during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and extended hours on an emergency basis. Please call for availability.