Wouldn’t it be great if our pets could tell us when they weren’t feeling well, show us where it hurts or explain their symptoms? Imagine how much easier it would be to manage their ongoing health. Unfortunately, our animal friends cannot speak so it’s up to us to recognize the signs of a potential health concern, and take the appropriate measures to identify and treat the problem in a timely manner. That’s where veterinary diagnostics come into play. These tools allow our veterinarians to learn what’s going on inside your pet’s body so that they can achieve a timely and accurate diagnosis. The sooner we can get to the bottom of what’s bothering your companion, the better the chances of a positive outcome.
At Cambie Animal Hospital, we employ the use of a broad spectrum of diagnostic tools, from routine to advanced, to help keep on top of the health of our patients. If your pet isn’t feeling well, or you suspect he or she has been injured in some way, we’ll start with a thorough physical exam. Then, our doctors will turn to technology and diagnostic tools to further evaluate the situation so that a definitive diagnosis can be reached and the appropriate course of treatment can be rendered.
We offer the following diagnostic services to better care for our animal companions:
- Blood Work
- Fecal Testing
- Parasite Testing
- Digital Radiology (X-Ray)
- Ultrasound Imaging
With certain illnesses and injuries, time is of the essence and a fast and accurate diagnosis is critical in achieving a positive outcome. Our modern in-house laboratory allows us to run a variety of tests right at our clinic, providing for fast results. In many cases, we can have answers for you before you and your pet even leave our clinic. For those situations in which more advanced diagnostic testing or specialized consultation is deemed necessary, we have a solid working relationship with several commercial veterinary laboratories who we trust to provide speedy and accurate results.
Whatever may be ailing your animal companion, rest assured that we are well-equipped and fully prepared to get to the bottom of the problem quickly and efficiently so we can focus on getting your pet back on his or her feet again as soon as possible.