Veterinary Diagnostic Testing
Results in More Effective Treatment
Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital can do many tests to diagnose your pets health conditions and get the results for you with a short wait. Because our pets cannot speak to us in words when they have an illness or injury, being able to perform accurate diagnostic tests means that appropriate treatment for your pet can be started much more quickly. Early diagnosis and treatment can make an enormous difference in how your pet responds to treatment and contribute to his or her longevity and quality of life.
Laboratory Tests Benefit Your Pet
Blood tests are a major part of finding out what is wrong with your pet. They are especially valuable for pre-anesthetic testing if your pet is about to undergo surgery, as well as for evaluating your pet if there is an emergency. These tests provide you with peace of mind and give us important physiological information about your pet.
Performed at regular intervals during wellness exams, some of these tests will establish a baseline for your pet so that we can easily see if something is unusual during a later examination. Others will help us to know that a treatment should be initiated or if other tests need to be done.
Noninvasive Pet Diagnostic Tests
Digital technology now produces X-ray images that can be displayed quickly on a computer screen, allowing us to zoom in on a particular area. We can modify and enhance the image so that very fine details can be seen. These high-quality images are made with far lower levels of X-ray radiation than what is needed for film, and digital images may be stored and retrieved easily.
Ultrasound allows us to visually examine anomalies in soft tissue such as the liver, kidneys, muscles, or ligaments. It may also be used during pregnancy. Ultrasound is a painless way for us to see inside of your pet using sound waves instead of radiation. An echocardiogram is an ultrasound examination of the heart that enables us to evaluate heart function and look for other cardiac abnormalities. The ultrasound exam gives us valuable visual information to help make an accurate diagnosis.