State-of-the-Art Pet Diagnostics
We’re proud to serve our patients in Duluth and all surrounding areas with state-of-the-art pet diagnostic capabilities. Our in-house laboratory, digital X-rays, and ultrasound machine help us diagnose and further treat a wide array of medical conditions. When a physical exam uncovers possible illness or disease, we’re lucky to have such helpful tools at our disposal. Our skilled and knowledgeable doctors are prepared to study your pet’s internal body and laboratory results to diagnose complex conditions as well as test for common ones.
High-Tech Care with Digital X-Rays and Ultrasonography
The range of veterinary conditions and illnesses digital radiography (X-rays) and ultrasonography helps diagnose is lengthy. These tools are indispensable at our hospital. Digital X-rays process at a nearly instantaneous rate, so we can promptly figure out what’s ailing your pet. All our radiographs are sent out to be read by a board-certified radiologist. Our ultrasound machine shows us three-dimensional images to give us real-time results about what’s going on inside your pet’s abdomen. Some conditions digital X-rays and ultrasonography help us diagnose:
- We’re able to analyze the size, shape, and place of organs to diagnose liver, kidney, and heart disease.
- We can observe tooth decay and any bone loss from periodontal disease.
- Bladder or kidney stones are apparent.
- Pancreatitis is accurately diagnosed.
- Assess orthopedic problems such as arthritis, fractures, and soft tissue injury.
- Perform barium studies to check for gastrointestinal obstruction.
- Accurately estimate litter sizes.
Testing for Concerns with Laboratory Analysis
With the help of our full in-house laboratory, we’re able to check for many types of disease and infection. We’ll run bloodwork and take a urine sample to check organ function and thyroid levels for seniors and pets with underlying concerns. Through urinalysis, our doctors can tell if your pet is experiencing a urinary tract infection (UTI), diabetes, or liver disease. For more information about our in-house diagnostics and how we use them to keep your pet happy and healthy, please contact us.