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Has your pet been acting unusual? Are you concerned that an illness or injury may be to blame?
When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness for long periods of time. All the while, the condition is able to develop and worsen.
In cases such as these, we rely on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pet’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Lainer Animal Hospital offers state-of-the-art diagnostic services.
Our hospital features an on-site laboratory, which makes it easy to run a wide variety of tests quickly. In many cases, we can have results within minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you even leave the exam room. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis, fecal and biopsy reports in-house is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence. Laboratory work is also available for routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care.
In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced imaging services. These tools allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s ailing him or her. We can use imaging to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
X-ray images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with board certified specialists if necessary. Ultrasounds, echocardiograms and endoscopies are performed in-house by a world-renowned, board certified specialist. These procedures are conducted right at our hospital so that you and your pet don’t have to worry about traveling to a different clinic. This greatly reduces stress on the patient and makes it much more convenient for the client.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us 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.