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Scopes, Scopes, and more Scopes

Microscopes, Otoscopes, Ophthalmoscopes, and Stethoscopes What They Are and Why We Use Them

Scopes, scopes, scopes, galore. We have many uses for several different types of scopes here at Hazel Dell Animal Hospital. A basic definition of a scope is a device that is used for looking or scanning. They are all used to assist our Veterinarians and our staff. If you happen to see a few of these around the hospital, you will now understand more of what they are being used for. Feel free to ask us questions about any of them.




      Microscopes are probably the easiest to identify here in the hospital and we use these to look at stool, urine, blood, or other various samples. Ear Cytology, for example could tell you if your pet has yeast, bacteria, or ear wax in their ears. These findings can help tell Dr. McDaniel or Dr. Bassett whether or not it is necessary to treat your pet’s ears.  Examining a fecal sample for intestinal parasites is a very helpful tool as there are some parasites that hum…