When people become sick or get hurt, they visit the doctor, describe their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions are unable to speak, they can’t always let us know when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to mask 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 team at Animal Hospital of Mt. Pocono relies on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your companion’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a more 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 dramatically improve the chances of a positive outcome for your loved one.
Our hospital features a convenient, on-site diagnostic laboratory, which makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. 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. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis and other tests in-house is especially beneficial for critical cases for which time is of the essence. Lab work is also available for routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care.
When a physical exam and lab work aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition, we also offer advanced imaging services. These tools, such as x-rays and ultrasound, allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s causing the problem. For instance, we can use imaging to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity. Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your animal family member has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give the team at Animal Hospital of Mt. Pocono a call or text us right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health once again. (570-839-8116)
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