When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness for long periods of time. All the while, the condition is able to develop and worsen.
In cases such as these, the staff at Clermont Animal Hospital relies on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers needed. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pet’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your companion.
Our hospital features an on-site diagnostic laboratory, which makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests including urinalysis, PCVs, blood glucose, fecal parasite exams, and cytologies. In many cases, we can have results within just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your best friend even leave the exam room.
Blood work is sent to Idexx for same-day or next day results for most tests which is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence. Laboratory work is also available for routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care.
In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced imaging services. At Clermont Hospital, we can do a variety of contrast studies such as cystourethrograms, barium studies, and more. We can also schedule a traveling ultrasonagrapher to come to our practice, but in many cases we refer to our local internal medicine specialist to provide a full evaluation and ultrasound.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Contact the experienced professionals at Clermont Animal Hospital right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your loved one back on the path to good health again.