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.
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.
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.