Tonometry & Opthalmic Screening
Ocular Tonometry is a fast, painless method of accurately assessing the pressure within the eyeball. The Tonometer is the device we use to determine the pressure in the eye by measuring the tone and firmness of its surface. This diagnostic tool allows Dr. Groves to diagnose glaucoma and eye infections
that, if not treated, could lead to blindness.
Blood Pressure Test (petMap)
The petMap is a doppler blood pressure monitor which allows our medical staff to easily measure your pet's blood pressure. You will commonly see our petMap used during annual and semi-annual examinations, especially with our senior patients. High blood pressure (hypertension) and low blood
pressure (hypotension) can lead to illness that often require medical attention. Blood pressure measurements are commonly used to diagnose and monitor hypertension, detect hypotension and evaluate a patients circulatory status during surgery or the treatment of the critically ill. Our method of measuring blood pressure is similar to that in human medicine. A cuff is placed around the patients limb and inflated, as air escapes the cuff the petMap determines the systolic and diastolic pressures. The procedure is painless and does not require sedation nor anesthesia.