When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, discuss their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, things aren’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they are unable to tell us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are capable of hiding the signs of illness, meanwhile allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics enable us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Dixie Road Pet Clinic’s on-site diagnostic laboratory makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results in just a few minutes. This means we can establish a treatment plan before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and lab work aren’t enough to achieve a definitive diagnosis, we may turn to advanced imaging technology, including x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Digital images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take any chances. Give Dixie Road Pet Clinic a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.