When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the necessary care. With pets, things aren’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is wrong.
What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness, enabling it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics allow us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the chances of a positive outcome.
The on-site diagnostic laboratory at Sweetbriar Veterinary Clinic makes it quick and easy to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results in just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your loved one even leave the exam room.
When a checkup and lab work aren’t enough to reach a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, such as x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Diagnostic images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared with specialists electronically if necessary.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give the caring crew at Sweetbriar Veterinary Clinic 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.