Delivering Better Care with Veterinary Diagnostics in Oregon, WI
Treating your pet and keeping them healthy requires more than just wellness exams and vaccinations. We employ a variety of veterinary diagnostic tools here in Oregon, WI to provide a higher level of care to our patients. Without these tools, we would be left with lots of questions about your pet’s condition, especially if an illness is suspected. Technology we use for making diagnoses and gaining essential information about your pet include digital X-ray, ultrasound, and an in-house laboratory.
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How We Utilize Our In-House Lab
Determining a baseline of health for your pet is critical to understanding their needs and providing them with the appropriate care each time they visit. With our in-house lab, we can establish a baseline with comprehensive blood work and check subtle abnormalities. Furthermore, our laboratory makes it easier for us to detect underlying conditions in pets at an earlier and more subtle stage. The earlier we can catch a potential health problem, the sooner and more successfully we can treat it.
Some of the tests we perform in-house include:
- Complete blood counts (CBC)
- Blood chemistry panels
- Heartworm testing
- Fecal testing
- Cytology (skin testing)
- Tick-borne disease testing
Why We Offer Digital X-Ray
Radiography (X-ray) is the best way to obtain a clear visual of your pet’s bones and joints. It can also be used to check for abnormalities of the heart and lungs. If we are concerned your pet may have a broken bone, arthritis, or a foreign body in their gastrointestinal tract, we will likely recommend X-rays to obtain more information or make a definitive diagnosis.
The Importance of Ultrasound
Ultrasound provides us with a visual of the major abdominal organs so we can evaluate organ function, blood flow, and pregnancies. Ultrasound also helps with diagnosing tumors, cysts, and fluid buildup in the abdomen. Radiography cannot pick up on these issues in the way that ultrasound can, which is why having this technology available is both convenient and potentially life-saving for your pet.