Pet Diagnostics in Arnold
A physical exam is a great preventive measure, but it isn’t always enough to determine a pet’s health condition. We use advanced diagnostic tools to get an “inside look” of your cat’s or dog’s body, allowing us to see what the physical exam can’t show. Our pet diagnostic services here at Arnold Veterinary Hospital have aided in the quick detection and treatment of illnesses, making them a critical component of veterinary medicine.
Some of the most common diagnostic technologies we use include digital radiology, laboratory testing, and ultrasound—all of which are available in-house. All diagnostic exams are safe and painless for your pet, and his comfort comes first. You can be assured that we take great measures to provide a calm environment while your companion is in our care.
Digital Radiology (X-Rays) for Pets
Digital radiology (x-rays) is one of the most commonly used pet diagnostic tools at Arnold Veterinary Hospital. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology, which allows us to interpret most x-rays immediately.
It also allows us to examine your pet’s:
- Oral cavity
An x-ray can detect fractures, tumors, foreign bodies, and other conditions. It’s completely safe for your furry companion, and just as with other services we offer, we make your pet’s health and safety the top priority.
In-house Laboratory Testing
A key component of veterinary diagnostics is the ability to perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces. We have our own complete in-house laboratory, allowing for immediate results. The benefit of our in-house lab services is that we can detect diseases such as infections, Lyme disease, feline leukemia, and others. For healthy pets, lab work serves as a baseline for future wellness visits.
While x-rays are a great tool for examining your pet’s body, it can’t always show internal structures such as the heart, liver, and kidneys, but an ultrasound can. Ultrasound is a form of diagnostic imaging technology that’s used to evaluate internal organs using sounds waves. It can determine the shape and size of organs and can be used to detect several conditions including masses, tumors, heart conditions, and pregnancy.
If you’re looking for a place where your cat or dog can receive preventive veterinary care, blood work, and/or other diagnostic tests, contact Arnold Veterinary Hospital at (410) 757-7645.