When people get sick or hurt, they visit the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it isn’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t alert us when something’s wrong.
What’s more, many animals are able to mask the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics enable the Small Animal Hospital team to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Our convenient on-site lab facilitates fast and efficient diagnostic testing. In many cases, we can have results in mere minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and laboratory work aren’t sufficient, we turn to advanced imaging technology, such as x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity. We have an Ultrasound Specialist who is available by appointment only.
Images can be studied by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your animal friend has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your pet back on the path to good health again.