When people get sick or hurt, they visit their doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it isn’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something’s wrong.
What’s more, many pets are able to hide the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics allow us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Quicker diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
The on-site diagnostic laboratory at Brookville Veterinary Hospital makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have answers in just minutes. This means we can develop a treatment plan before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and lab work aren’t sufficient for reaching a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, such as x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Diagnostic images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your best friend has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us a call right away. The experienced team at Brookville Veterinary Hospital will get to the bottom of the problem and get your companion back on the path to good health again.