When people get sick or suffer an injury, they visit the doctor, explain their situation and receive the appropriate care. With pets, things aren’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many pets are able to hide the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics enable us to identify and treat health concerns in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the odds of a positive outcome.
Our in-house diagnostic laboratory makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results in just a few minutes. This means we can develop a treatment plan before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and lab work aren’t sufficient for reaching a diagnosis, we rely on advanced imaging technology, including x-rays and ultrasound. These tools enable us to examine the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Images can be evaluated by our team in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t risk it. Give the dedicated professionals at Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital 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.