Thermal Imaging - It's Here

Digital thermal imaging has arrived at Empire Veterinary Clinic.  We are partnering with Crystal's Imaging, by Crystal Sundburg M.S. and Digatherm to bring this technique to you. 

What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal Imaging takes an image of naturally emitted energy from your pet to help further diagnostics and detect potential problem areas in your companion.  It specifically measures infrared radiation coming from your pet to help assess the neurological, circulatory, and musculoskeletal systems of your companion. It is a safe, FDA-approved, noninvasive tool the veterinarian can use to determine the next step in diagnostics without stressing your companion.

Thermal imaging can shows areas of inflammation, neurological irritation, and potential tissue injury.  It can be used for early detection of problem areas or secondary locations in the body that are going through added stress due to an injury. Thermal imaging can be used as a physiological review for an annual exam or for geriatric patients.  It can provide  a more in-depth evaluation, or  monitor the progress of therapeutic protocols your companion is going through.  Thermal imaging is included in the therapy laser packages we provide, to keep track of your companion's progress.

What do I need to do to prepare my companion and when is it available?

The digital thermal imaging service is provided through Crystal's Imaging that comes into our clinic various days during the week.  If you are interested in having thermal images taken of your companion, please call us at (209) 521-7305 to make an appointment.  Thermal images will be taken in a short session and the veterinarian will analyze the images.  You will then be provided with a report to show the areas that we are concerned with.

To get the most accurate images possible, we want your companion to be acclimated to the environment in which the thermal images are taken.  We will have your companion rest in the room at least 10 minutes to acclimate to the room.  It is best if your companion is clean, handled with care, and relaxed.  Please do not bath or blow dry  your companion before the appointment, as wet or hot  fur can affect the images we get. Please try not to touch or pet your companion too much right before the session.  You also emit radiant energy and can either trap their energy by holding them or transfer some of your own energy to the animal. If your companion has a bandage on, please remove at least 20 minutes before the session. These are all little things you can do to help us provide the most accurate analysis of your companion. 

Exclusive Offer

Sign up now

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 AM

6:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:00 AM

6:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:00 AM

6:00 PM

Thursday:

7:00 AM

6:00 PM

Friday:

7:00 AM

6:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Amazing staff. They made a scary sad situation, comfortable. They will be my go to veterinary hospital from now on. Also, reasonable prices."
    Jennifer L. / Empire, CA

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More
  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

    Read More
  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

    Read More
  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

    Read More
  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

    Read More
  • Obesity and Diabetes in Pets

    Think diabetes only affect people? Overweight pets may be at risk too. ...

    Read More
  • Does Your Cat Have a Grooming Problem?

    Noticed a sudden change in your cat's grooming habits? Over- or under-grooming can be a sign of trouble. ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup