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Diagnostics

Has your pet been acting unusual?  Are you concerned that an illness or injury may be to blame?

When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals can hide the signs of illness for long periods of time, all the while allowing the condition to develop and worsen.

In cases such as these, Acadia Veterinary Clinic & Pet Rehab Centre relies on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pet’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Prompt diagnosis of illness and injury greatly improves prognosis.

In-House Laboratory

Our hospital features an on-site diagnostic laboratory which allows for fast and efficient testing. In many cases, we can have results within just minutes. This means we can get answers and have a treatment plan in place before you and your best friend even leave the exam room. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis, and other in-house tests is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence. Laboratory work is also available for routine health screenings.

Advanced Imaging

In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced imaging services. These tools, such as x-rays and ultrasound, allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s ailing him or her. We can use imaging for evaluating bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, visualizing foreign objects, diagnosing illness and determining their severity. Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if further consultation is needed.

If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give the dedicated professionals at Acadia 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.

Biopsy and Microscopy
Many ailments that affect companion animals can be identified and diagnosed through biopsy and microscopic testing. By examining your pet’s samples, we can pinpoint potential health concerns right away. The sooner we understand what we’re dealing with, the quicker we can implement an effective treatment plan. Some examples of conditions that can be diagnosed on the spot with microscopy techniques include: urinary crystals, ear mites, yeast infections, and bacterial infections.

 

Digital Radiology
Acadia Veterinary Clinic & Pet Rehab Centre is outfitted with modern equipment, including our on-site digital x-ray machine. We use this tool to examine how your pet’s body is working on the inside. X-rays help us to identify injuries, such as broken bones, as well as other internal abnormalities. This type of x-ray is also safer for your pet because it uses less radiation. Images can be instantly evaluated and shared electronically with specialists for second opinions.

 

Ultrasound
Ultrasound uses sound waves to return real-time images of the inside of your pet’s body. This technology is an excellent resource for evaluating the internal organs. It is particularly favorable because it is completely safe and painless for your pet. This means we can achieve a definitive diagnosis without ever placing your loved one in harm’s way. Ultrasound images can be analyzed in-house by our experienced doctors or shared with a specialist.

 

Urology
There are many conditions that can impact a pet’s urinary system, from infections and stones to kidney disease and cancer. Getting a proper diagnosis without delay allows for early, effective treatment which often leads to a quick recovery. At Acadia Veterinary Clinic, we utilize the latest in diagnostic tools and techniques along with our expertise to deliver the best diagnosis, treatment, and care.

#4-3421 8th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
t: (306) 477-1222
f: (306) 477-1223

Clinic Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-3:00pm

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