When an animal becomes ill or suffers an injury, it's not always easy to detect the problem on the surface of the skin. What's more, since our four-legged companions can't speak to tell us what's wrong, explain their symptoms or show us where it hurts, effectively managing their health can be challenging. Veterinary diagnostics are tools that provide our doctors with the ability to go beyond the physical, external exam and look below the surface of the skin. When we have the ability to learn what's happening inside your pet's body, we are better able to achieve a fast and accurate diagnosis and get to treating the problem in a timely manner.
Henry County Animal Hospital employs the use of a broad range of diagnostic tools to manage the ongoing health of our patients. We'll start with a thorough physical exam, and then shift to technology to help us dig deeper. We may run a blood test or urinalysis to detect the presence of infection or disease, or we may turn to radiology (x-ray) to check for any abnormalities or inconsistencies with the skeletal system or internal organs. With all of our diagnostics, our focus is always on achieving a fast and accurate diagnosis in the most efficient and effective way possible.
With many illnesses and injuries, time is of the essence and the faster we can identify, diagnose and treat the problem, the better the chances of a positive outcome. Our hospital features a state of the art in-house laboratory, which allows us to run a wide variety of diagnostic tests right within our clinic. Having a lab on-site enhances the speed with which we can gather results, which allows us to work more quickly and efficiently. In many cases, we are able to retrieve and interpret test results while you and your pet are still in our office.
If your companion is sick, has been injured or just hasn't been acting like themselves lately, we'd be happy to conduct a thorough diagnostic analysis. Rest assured that we are well-equipped and fully prepared to get to the bottom of whatever is bothering your pet so that we can get them on the path to good health again as soon as possible.
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