Diagnostics

Has your pet been acting a little out of sorts lately and you’re concerned that he or she may be sick or injured?

The problem with managing the health of companion animals is that they cannot speak to tell us when they’re not feeling well. Couple this with the fact that many pets are good at hiding signs and symptoms, and we’ve got quite the mystery on our hands. This is when we turn to veterinary diagnostics, which allow us to examine your pet from the inside. Rest assured that when there’s something bothering your loved one, we’ll get to the bottom of it, improving the chances of a positive outcome.

In-House Diagnostic Lab Testing

Many ailments that affect pets cannot be easily detected on the surface of the skin. In these cases, we must delve deeper to uncover the problem at hand. Armitage Animal Clinic features a convenient in-house diagnostic laboratory which allows for fast and accurate test results. Whether it’s routine blood work, urinalysis, fecal testing or something else, we’ve got you covered. What’s more, because we can run lab work on-site, your pet will receive more timely and effective care. This is especially advantageous for emergency cases and those conditions that require prompt and aggressive treatment. The sooner we can gather the answers we need, the sooner we can get to work developing and implementing the best treatment strategy.

Imaging Services

For those conditions that require even more detailed analysis, we offer advanced imaging technology. Our hospital is equipped with radiology machines, which allow our health care team to evaluate the bones and internal organs. Ultrasound imaging is also available as a tool for examining and assessing organ function, particularly the heart. X-ray and ultrasound images provide for real-time diagnosis as well as the ability to share with and obtain the opinion of veterinary specialists, as needed.

Finally, although perhaps the most important diagnostic tool we offer at Armitage Animal Clinic is the art of listening. Nobody knows your pet better than you, so it only makes sense that we include you as an important part of the team. When we take the time to understand your companion’s specific needs, we’ll be better able to steer down the right diagnostic path.

If you suspect your loved one may be sick or hurt, don’t wait another moment. Contact us today and let’s get that special little critter back on his or her feet once again.

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