When a pet becomes ill or has been injured in some way, it is not always easy to determine what is wrong by simply looking at them. In many cases, even a thorough external exam by our doctors is not enough to reach a definitive and timely diagnosis. And since our pets can’t speak, they cannot tell us what is bothering them, explain their symptoms or show us where it hurts.
In these instances we turn to veterinary diagnostics to help us get the answers we need. These invaluable tools allow our experienced veterinarians to gather a clear and accurate picture of what is happening inside your pet’s body. When we have this information, we can then diagnose and treat the problem at hand in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
At Smyrna Animal Hospital, we have access to a number of quality diagnostic tools, both routine and advanced, which help us to stay on top of the ongoing health of our patients. These tools include but are not limited to:
- CBC and Chemistry Profile (Blood Work) Urinalysis
- Fecal Testing
- Ultrasound Imaging
- Radiology (X-ray)
All of our diagnostic equipment is located in-house, making it much easier and more efficient for us to manage your pet’s health. Our hospital also features a convenient on-site diagnostic laboratory, which facilitates fast and accurate test results. For many ailments, time is of the essence. The ability to gather the appropriate answers as quickly as possible can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your pet.
If your four-legged friend seems to be feeling under the weather but you are not quite sure what’s wrong, we can help. The sooner we can get to the bottom of whatever is ailing your animal companion, the sooner we can get them back on the path to good health again.