Animals are surprisingly good at disguising the signs of illness or injury. In fact, your pet could appear to be completely healthy on the outside while harboring a dangerous medical secret on the inside. Couple this with the fact that pets can’t talk, and we’re often faced with more questions than answers when it comes to their health care.
Veterinary diagnostics are invaluable tools that our doctors use to help give a voice to our animal companions. Through in-depth testing, we are able to uncover health problems so they can be treated promptly. The sooner we can determine what may be affecting your pet, the sooner we can work toward a full and speedy recovery. Central Marin & Exotic Hospital offers both routine and advanced diagnostic services for our patients.
The following tools and technologies are available to help manage your loved one’s wellbeing:
- Blood Chemistries
- Blood Gases
- Fecal Checks
- Heartworm Combo Tests
All of these diagnostic tests can be conducted on-site, as needed for fast results. This includes preoperative blood tests to ensure that your pet is well enough to be placed under anesthesia.
When it comes to looking inside your pet’s body, endoscopic fiber optics is often the best approach. We also have access to specialists with flexible scopes if needed.
- Blood Pressure
- Respiratory Monitor
- Pulse Oximeter
- And More…
Ultrasound imaging uses safe sound waves to let us see inside your pet’s body. This allows us to evaluate the internal organ function and identify any areas of potential concern that need to be addressed. Ultrasound is completely painless and non-invasive, which is great news for your pet!
For situations that we feel warrant the opinion of an expert, we work closely with a number of specialists. This ensures that your pet always receives the highest standard of care.
If your suspect that your animal friend is experiencing a health problem, we want to get to the bottom of it right away. Call for a diagnostic evaluation today.