Has your pet been acting unusual? Are you concerned that an illness or injury may be to blame?
When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our furry, feathered or scaly family members can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness for long periods of time. All the while, the condition is able to develop and worsen.
In cases such as these, the team at Veterinary Angels Medical Center relies on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pet’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your loved one.
Our hospital features an on-site diagnostic laboratory, which makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results within just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your best friend even leave the exam room. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis and other tests in-house is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence. Laboratory work is also available for routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care. Lab tests routinely run on-site include, but are not limited to:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Blood Chemistry
- Clotting Panels
- Heartworm Testing
Advanced Imaging (Ultrasound, Digital Radiology)
In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced imaging services. These tools, such as x-rays and ultrasound, allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s ailing him or her. We can use imaging to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Our radiograph package includes:
- “Twilight” sedation (if needed for patient comfort)
- As many images as needed to evaluate body systems
- Submission of radiographic cases to our board-certified radiologists for professional interpretation
If your pet requires more advanced imaging, such as a CT or MRI, we have access to industry- leading specialists in veterinary imaging. Many of these specialists come to us so your pet can stay in the comfort of our facility while undergoing the necessary diagnostic tests.
If your pet 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 best friend back on the path to good health again.