When people get sick or become injured, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, the solution isn’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, animals are often able to hide the signs of illness, allowing it time to develop and worsen.
Diagnostic testing enables us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can greatly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Wildwood Animal Hospital’s on-site diagnostic laboratory makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results in just minutes. This means we can have a treatment recommendation before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and diagnostic lab work aren’t enough, we turn to advanced digital x-ray technology. This tool allows us to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Images can be reviewed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your pet has been acting a little 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 furry friend back on the path to good health again.