When people get sick or hurt, they visit the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because companion animals can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are able to disguise the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Diagnostics enable us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Our in-house diagnostic laboratory makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results in just minutes. This means we can have a treatment protocol in place before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and laboratory work aren’t enough to reach a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, including ultrasound and x-rays. These tools allow us to examine the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Images can be evaluated by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Contact Animal Care Center of Carters Creek right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your animal family member back on the path to good health again.