A thorough physical examination is a critical part of any veterinary visit; however, there may be occasions where we need to look a bit deeper to better understand why your pet isn’t feeling well. Our diagnostic tools include digital X-ray, blood and body fluid analysis, skin and ear cytology, ultrasound, and more.
Digital X-rays eliminate film processing errors, which reduces the need for retakes and thus protects your animal from unnecessary exposure to radiation. In addition, the near-spontaneous results are easily manipulated and magnified for the best view on our high-resolution computer monitor. They can be quickly emailed to another practice for a referral or a second opinion.
Diagnostic Ultrasound and Echocardiography
Ultrasound can be a valuable tool in obtaining an accurate and thorough diagnosis of your pet’s illness. We have partnered with specialists at New England Veterinary Services to be able to offer our clients both abdominal ultrasounds and chest echocardiograms on a weekly basis. Though your pet may have to be shaved for the procedure to allow for optimal viewing, the ultrasound is non-invasive and pain-free.
From an ear infection to urinary tract disease to pancreatitis, our in-house laboratory allows us to get to the bottom of your pet’s illness faster, which means getting your family member on the road to recovery that very same day.