Diagnostic Equipment at PetVet Animal Health Center
We feature some of the latest and greatest in diagnostic technology that allows us to assess the health of pets brought into our Auburn clinic. The better we understand your pet’s illness or injury, the better we can treat them. Our in-house lab, radiology, and ultrasonography all play key roles in our pet diagnostics process.
Available In-House Diagnostics
What we observe on the surface may not be the end all be all of your pet’s illness. Sometimes the problem is an internal one, requiring an in-depth look at your pet’s inner workings. Our in-house lab is able to analyze all pet diagnostics that makes your pet tick.
Here is what we can do:
- CBC (complete blood count)
- Blood chemistry
- Thyroid function
- Stool examinations
- Cytological exam (an analysis of skin cells)
X-Rays and Ultrasound
Digital radiology and ultrasonography also play a crucial role in pet diagnostics. We can examine broken bones, take dental x-rays, and assess internal organs all with absolutely no invasive procedure. While x-rays produce a still image, ultrasound allows us to observe the internal structure of organs as they are functioning. We utilize each in a variety of situations such as:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Locating ingested foreign objects
- Evaluating sore or painful joints
- Examining the abdominal cavity and organs
- Assessing changes in the heart and lungs
- …and more!
How Diagnostics Help Your Pet
Often, your pet’s laboratory testing, including blood work, urinalysis results, fecal exam results, and cytology, is as important when they’re healthy as when they’re ill. A diagnostic panel performed when your pet is healthy gives us a baseline to compare back to in the event that your pet becomes ill. It is also important in early diagnosis of diseases before they become outwardly apparent. When we have a thorough understanding of your pet both inside and out, we can provide targeted, tailored treatment that enables your pet to recover faster and more fully.