Pet DiagnosticsChico Creek Animal Hospital Veterinary Services
Learn more about our pet diagnostic services below.
Wouldn’t it be great if our pets could simply tell us when they weren’t feeling well? That way they could explain their symptoms, show us where it hurts and answer the questions necessary to help us diagnose and treat the problem in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Therefore, it’s up to us, as pet parents and veterinary professionals, to become the voice for our animal companions. We achieve this through veterinary diagnostics. These tools allow our experienced doctors to get a glimpse inside your pet’s body so that we can quickly and accurately diagnose the problem and develop the most effective treatment plan.
At Chico Creek Animal Hospital, we utilize a broad spectrum of in-house diagnostic tools to help us manage the ongoing health of our patients. Whether it’s a simple blood or urine test, or advanced imaging through digital x-ray, we’re well equipped and fully prepared to get to the bottom of what may be ailing your loved one.
Because our pets aren’t able to tell us what’s bothering them, veterinary diagnostics can become their voice. If your loved one hasn’t been acting quite like him or herself lately and you’re not sure quite what’s wrong, give us a call to schedule a professional diagnostic evaluation. We’ll have them on the path to good health again before you know it!
Our hospital also features an in-house laboratory, which allows us to run tests and get the answers we need right away – often before you and your pet even leave the exam room. This is especially important for those illnesses and injuries for which a timely and accurate diagnosis is critical to a positive outcome. The sooner we get answers, the better the chances of a full and speedy recovery for your four-legged friend.
With the advances in digital x-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images that we take of a pet to see what is wrong. This has allowed us to detect things like hairline fractures and orthopedic conditions that were previously not visible. We share these digital images with specialists who consult with us on difficult cases.
Radiology (x-rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem, or rule out possible problems.
Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Chico Creek Animal Hospital. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.