Diagnostics

Many illnesses and diseases that plague our animal companions simply cannot be seen on the surface of the skin.  For this reason, quality diagnostics are needed, which help us to delve below the surface and pinpoint the root cause of your pet’s condition.  Diagnostic testing, such as blood and urine analysis, can help us to identify a number of health concerns like cancer, diabetes, kidney and liver disease and a number of other possible infections.

In addition to standard blood and urinalysis testing, Big Bay Animal Hospital also offers radiology services for our patients.  Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.  Our  new Digital in-house radiology equipment allows us to take and obtain instant images on-site.  This enables us to quickly diagnose any injuries or malformations that may be affecting your pet and to promptly begin the appropriate course of therapy.

With many health conditions, time is of the essence.  A prompt and accurate diagnosis of serious health conditions is critical so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed and implemented.  The extensive diagnostic services offered at Big Bay Animal Hospital help us to do just that, and our on-site laboratory allows us to gather and analyze results quickly and efficiently.  The sooner we can determine if a problem exists and establish a proper diagnosis, the sooner we can work toward getting your pet back to feeling well again.

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