Brunswick Veterinary Clinic offers pet diagnostic services. Read below to learn more.
Since animals are unable to tell us how they feel or where they are hurting, on-site diagnostic services are of particular value. For this reason, the Brunswick Veterinary Clinic has state-of-the-art diagnostic testing equipment available in our clinic. The ability to quickly attain diagnostic results is extremely important because the faster the results are obtained, the sooner your pet will be headed down the road to recovery.
Pet Diagnostic Services
The diagnostic services we offer on-site include blood testing, urine tests, ultrasounds, and pet x-rays. With the use of these advanced pet diagnostics, our veterinarians are able to view a complete picture of your pet’s health.
Radiology: Pet x-rays help our veterinarians diagnose a variety of potential health issues. Among other things, an x-ray can help our veterinarians diagnose that can include injuries and fractures, as well as issues related to the heart, lungs, bladder, abdomen, kidneys, and oral cavity.
Ultrasound: The clinic can perform in-house cardiac and abdominal ultrasounds, a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that utilizes high-frequency sound waves as a means to create an image of the internal organs. Using an ultrasound device, we can detect many diseases that are undiscoverable with just an external exam.
Laboratory: Using our in-house diagnostic laboratory, we can detect conditions and diseases through the use of blood, and urine. We frequently use these specimens to detect urinary tract infections, intestinal parasites, Lyme disease, heartworms and feline leukemia. Having an in-house laboratory allows us to diagnose and then treat sick pets in a timely manner.
Diagnostic Testing Turing Pet Exams
It is not uncommon for pet exams to include some type of diagnostic testing. For example, a blood test may be required to ensure that a dog does not have heartworms prior to beginning a heartworm treatment regimen, or a stool test may be necessary to check for intestinal parasites. By performing routine blood tests annually, we are more likely to detect the early signs of diseases like diabetes. We also can use these diagnostic tests to detect changes in kidney or liver function or to screen healthy pets prior to surgical or dental procedures that require the use of anesthesia.
Depending on the situation, our veterinarian team will use outside laboratories for diagnostics (blood, urine, fecal, biopsy, cytology, etc). We work closely with IDEXX laboratories for our outside diagnostics.