Greenfield Veterinary Clinic: Offers new thermographic camera for detecting pet injuries and inflammation

GREENFIELD, Wis., June 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The staff at Greenfield Veterinary Clinic is pleased with the diagnostic results from using their new thermographic camera. The camera allows veterinarians to detect areas of pain, inflammation, and blood flow blockages in pets. Veterinary staff can better treat pets with the additional insights and details available using the thermographic camera. The new technology allows veterinarians to gather more insights on a target area and allows for faster diagnosis. Pets receive treatment earlier and do not have to undergo additional stress during diagnosis. The thermographic camera affords pet owners the ability to find the underlying cause of unusual symptoms and begin treatment earlier for improved outcomes.

A pet owner is often the first person to see changes in behavior and symptoms requiring veterinary attention. A thermographic camera is an invaluable tool for diagnosing areas of inflammation or a lack of circulation. It can be used to complement other diagnostic procedures in identifying serious conditions in a pet. Use of digital thermal imaging helps with developing more accurate treatment plans with providing a visual physiological map of the area. This can lead to quicker and more accurate diagnoses. Areas of potential musculoskeletal stress can receive treatment to prevent more serious injury. The thermographic camera measures radiant energy within tissue and the process is non-invasive and does not harm the health of a pet.

Greenfield Veterinary Clinic offers this advanced diagnostic tool to better serve the needs of pets and their owners. Images can show “hot spots” in areas such as a left knee which may indicate a torn ACL ligament. This form of imaging assists in diagnoses and produces no side effects. Earlier detection and faster diagnosis of serious injuries and health conditions can make all the difference in treating acute and life-threatening conditions. The device can assist injured animals or those who may be suffering from lameness, referred pain, or physiological changes prior to tumor growth. Standard structural tests such as X-rays, ultrasound, or MRI are not able to pick up on signs of such functional problems.

“The new thermographic camera provides pet owners with more information on physiological changes or areas of injury and inflammation in a pet,” said Dr. James Work, DVM. “They help us to provide faster and more accurate diagnosis and develop a more informed treatment plan for optimal results.”

Dr. James P. Work, DVM, and owner of Greenfield Veterinary Clinic serves pets and their owners in Greenfield, Greendale, Oak Creek, Hales Corners, Franklin, Cudahy, Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Racine, Caledonia, West Allis, Saint Francis, Muskego, New Berlin, and Fox Point. This full-service hospital offers services including in-house lab work, laser surgery, and ultrasound.

Call (414) 282-5230 to learn about the new thermographic camera or visit for more information.

Greenfield Veterinary Clinic
5981 S 27th Street
Greenfield, WI 53221
(414) 282-5230