While the results of a physical exam help our doctors determine your pet’s health from the outside, diagnostics help us examine your pet internally. This allows our veterinarians to more effectively determine your pet’s condition and treat it accordingly.
- EKG (electrocardiogram): recording of electrical impulses that are generated when heart is beating.
- Abdominal and Cardiac Ultrasound: imaging test that uses sound waves to examine abdominal organs.
- Cytology: microscopic examination of cells that have been collected from body tissues.
- Endoscopy: procedure that involves examining the body internally using an endoscope (small camera) that’s inserted through small incisions in the body.
- Digital radiography (X-rays): imaging test used to examine a pet’s internal structures to detect fractures, foreign bodies, and other conditions.
- Lab work (in-house): used to test blood and urine.
- Dermatology/allergy testing: can include skin scraping or blood test to determine the source of a pet’s allergy and/or skin condition.