In order to thoroughly understand your furry friend’s internal conditions, pet diagnostics are necessary procedures. Virgil Animal Hospital offers comprehensive services that allow our veterinarians a thorough analysis of your pet’s overall health. In the event that you have observed concerning behaviour from your pet, contact our clinic to get testing and gain a diagnosis of the condition.
The companion science to diagnostics is internal medicine, where, by going through your pet’s history, completing a physical assessment, and analyzing test results, the experts at our animal hospital can manage even the most complicated and challenging situations. We perform a number of tests, such as:
With both an in-house and an affiliated external laboratory, our animal hospital is able to test for a wide range of issues. Through the use of urine, blood, feces, and tissue analyses, we can gain comprehensive information related to the physiological wellbeing of your pet. Often, these tests will be completed on their own; however, depending on the nature of the situation, your pet will undergo them in conjunction with other tests and assessments. All procedures are completed by our compassionate staff, dedicated to making your pet comfortable and ensuring the procedures are as quick and straightforward as possible.
Radiographs, more commonly known as x-rays, assist our team in understanding your pet’s internal situation. They are routine procedures that can be used to eliminate potential issues, as well as to provide a set of possible causes. Additionally, this set of tests is helpful during wellness examinations in order to identify possible issues before they become problematic.
These tests supply essential information related to the animal’s bones, GI tract (gastrointestinal system), respiratory system (lungs), cardiovascular physiology (heart), and genitourinary system (prostate and bladder). Radiographs can be administered as the primary test, though they are often recommended in conjunction with other testing. To learn more about what to expect during these tests, contact our clinic, and we will be happy to address your concerns.
Both non-invasive and incredibly safe, this test uses high-frequency sound waves to generate images of inner systems. Using a transducer, echoes of these waves bounce off of internal structures and are converted into a computer-generated image. The process creates a precise image of your pet’s internal system at the time of testing. It is frequently used to provide pictures of organs, as well as to ensure the accurate delivery of therapies for abdominal concerns, tendon pain, heart disease, and many other issues.