Time is money, and in the case of a veterinary emergency, it can be the difference between life and death. At Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care we know that quick action and efficient diagnosis in our emergency care services can mean better outcomes. We are always working to stay abreast of advancements in veterinary medicine and utilizing innovative diagnostic tools to offer the best care for pets possible.
Why Veterinary Diagnostics Matter
Veterinary diagnostics are essential to allowing our expert veterinarians to bring the best care to your pet. In an emergency care situation, this is even more important.
A wide array of veterinary diagnostics allow our team to:
- Diagnose problems quickly: Our patients do better when we can quickly and accurately diagnose the problem rather than guessing. Veterinary diagnostics like blood work allow us to assess organ function and look for systemic disease. A radiograph can help to determine the nature of a bone fracture or assess for an obstruction. Abdominal ultrasound allows us to better look at an organ or accurately obtain a sample for testing.
- Stabilize critical patients faster: When a patient is in critical condition, seconds can count. Advancements in veterinary medicine allow for in-house diagnostics so that we can quickly assess things like electrolyte levels, blood oxygenation, and even screen for internal bleeding quickly and efficiently.
- Assess response: When we have a patient hospitalized in our intensive care unit, frequent assessments help us to know that we are on the right treatment path. Continuous monitoring of blood values, cell counts, heart rhythm, and oxygen levels can help us to be sure that we are providing the best care for our patient.
On the Cutting Edge
In-house veterinary diagnostics and innovative diagnostic tools are key to helping us to heal our patients. They help us to make the best decisions possible by allowing you as the owner and us as the medical team to understand the full picture in real time.
Commonly used veterinary diagnostics include:
- Blood testing (blood chemistry, complete blood count, etc.)
- Blood pressures and central venous pressures
- Electrocardiography (ECG)
- Parasite screening
- Radiographs (X-rays)
If your pet has an emergency or serious illness, our team has the veterinary diagnostics necessary to provide the best care for our patients. Diagnostics means that we don’t need to guess what is going on or how your pet is doing. With our variety of available in-house tools, we can bring the best medicine to our pet patients every time. Contact us if you think your pet might be in trouble, we are ready to help.