As humans, when we are not feeling well, we simply visit the doctor, explain our symptoms and receive the appropriate treatment. When animals become ill or suffer an injury, however, it’s not quite as simple. Our pets can’t communicate to tell us what’s wrong or show us where it hurts, and it’s not always easy tell just by looking at them. Oftentimes, even a physical exam isn’t enough to truly diagnose a medical problem.
That’s why veterinary diagnostics are so important. These tools allow our team to take a look below the surface of the skin and learn what’s happening inside the body so that we can more effectively diagnose and treat whatever may be ailing your pet in a timely manner. Bridge Street Veterinary Hospital utilizes a broad spectrum of diagnostic tools to help us uncover health issues and manage the ongoing wellness of our patients.
With many illnesses and injuries, time is of the essence. A fast and accurate diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death in some cases. Because we are able to conduct a wide range of diagnostic testing right onsite, in our hospital, we are able to quickly identify whatever is affecting our patients and develop the most efficient and effective course of treatment in a timely manner.
Our diagnostic services include radiology (x-ray), cardiology, endocrinology, and more. Our hospital is also fully equipped with an in-house laboratory, where we are able to run a broad range of routine diagnostic tests, such as blood work, urinalysis, and parasite testing, all of which can typically done in mere moments, while you and your pet wait. In many cases, we can have answers for you before you even leave the exam room, and a treatment plan in place just as promptly.
If your pet seems to be feeling a little under the weather, give us a call. A thorough exam followed by detailed diagnostic evaluation should help us get to the bottom of whatever may be ailing your cherished companion so we can have them on the path to good health again as soon as possible.