Are you concerned that your pet may be sick or injured, but you’re not quite sure what’s wrong?
For many illnesses and injuries that can affect our pets, an external exam isn’t always enough to reach a definitive diagnosis. That’s where veterinary diagnostics come into play. Similar to the tools used in human medicine, diagnostics allow our vets to get a glimpse inside your companion’s body. This provides the opportunity to identify, diagnose and address medical issues in a more timely and effective manner.
Patterson Veterinary Hospital offers an extensive list of routine and advanced diagnostic services. We’ll get the answers we need fast, improving the chances of a positive outcome for your pet.
In-House Laboratory Equipment
In order to learn what’s bothering your four-legged friend, we often turn to laboratory testing, such as blood work and urinalysis. Patterson Veterinary Hospital has a convenient in-house lab, which provides for faster turnaround of test results. In many cases, we can have a diagnosis and treatment plan in place before you even leave the exam room. This is especially beneficial for those illnesses and injuries for which time is of the essence.
Advanced Imaging Services
When lab work isn’t enough to uncover the problem, we turn to imaging technology. Patterson Veterinary Hospital offers digital radiology (x-ray) to help identify internal injuries or ailments. We can use x-rays to evaluate the bones and look for fractures, as well as examine and assess organ health. What’s more, because our imaging is digital, it’s much safer for your pet. Results can be analyzed immediately and shared electronically with specialists, if necessary.
If your loved one seems to be a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take any chances. Let the experienced team at Patterson Veterinary Hospital help get him or her on the path to good health once again.