Diagnostic & Surgical Procedures – A Modern Veterinary Hospital

We use the only the latest , state-of-the-art procedures to both diagnose and treat your pet. Our veterinarians attend 50 hours of continuing education each year to ensure that they are well informed of the newest and most up to date procedures. We have sought and, we believe, achieved the goal of being the premiere animal hospital in southwest Fort Worth. It’s our pleasure to bring the latest veterinary technology to a hospital near you.

Digital Radiography

Digital Radiography allows our veterinarians and staff to more quickly diagnose, manipulate, send and receive x-rays to a specialist if needed. The speed of this system allows more comfort for our pet patients and their owners. Digital radiology allows us to consult with boarded radiologists on every case, ensuring that you receive an accurate diagnosis and that we develop the best treatment plan for your pet’s condition.

In House Lab Testing

In house lab testing allows for the onsite emergency testing necessary for quick, accurate results. We are able to screen for blood-borne parasites, check kidney and liver function, do a complete blood count, even positively identify some viral infections through antigen testing… all within 7 – 15 minutes. We have a full suite of diagnostics available to us because we value your pet’s health and your peace of mind.

Laser Surgery and Therapy

We perform both traditional and laser enhanced surgery options daily. Surgery for our patients is performed with utmost comfort and safety.  When performing surgery, we use only the highest quality anesthetics available to provide that extra margin of safety. All anesthetized patients are monitored by a Veterinary Technician from the moment of induction until they are fully recovered. We also monitor each surgery patient’s heart and respiratory rates, EKG (heart rhythm), body temperature and arterial oxygen levels (using pulse oximeters).

We are also pleased to offer Cold Laser Therapy, a therapeutic process that reduces inflammation, manages pain and assists the healing process in soft tissue. Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and helps accelerate the healing process. It can be used on our pet patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.


Chronic ear infections are one of the most commonly seen problems in dogs. Ear infection can also be seen in cats, but  less frequently.

Animal Hospital Southwest is one of very few veterinary hospitals equipped with the most advanced tools and training to diagnose and treat pet ear infections.  One of these advanced tools is  video-otoscopy, which enables us to look inside the ear and closely examine the inner ear canal.

If your pet is shaking his head or scratching his ear, chances are he has an ear infection.   Head shaking can also lead to a hematoma, which can only be remedied by a surgical procedure.  In short, keep your pet ear infection-free as these can lead to more serious and painful conditions.

Orthopedic Surgery

We offer the latest orthopedic surgical techniques and procedures to get your pet back on all fours. From repairing an anterior cruciate ligament tear to repairing broken bones, our hospital can help with any orthopedic surgery need.


We offer the latest in Ultrasound technology at Animal Hospital Southwest. Our doctors have the ability to examine every pet with ultrasonography to help diagnose and identify any internal organ issues and recommend treatments for your pet.