When people get sick or hurt, they visit their doctor, describe their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, things aren’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t let us know when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics help us identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the likelihood of a positive outcome.
The on-site diagnostic laboratory at Stone Cottage Veterinary Hospital makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have the results we need in just minutes. This means we can establish a treatment plan before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and lab work aren’t sufficient in reaching a diagnosis, we rely on advanced imaging tools, including x-rays and ultrasound. This innovative technology lets us evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity.
Images can be analyzed by our team in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if deemed necessary.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give Stone Cottage Veterinary Hospital a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.
The knowledge gained from dental radiographs not only improves pet care but also increases client compliance with treatment recommendations. Most important, the information gained via these radiographs speeds dental procedures and decreases complications.
Computed tomography (CT) imaging can provide valuable information that cannot be obtained with ultrasound and radiography, as it scans thin slices of the body with a narrow x-ray beam that rotates around the body. Also, CT can differentiate between tissues of similar density because of the narrow x-ray beam and the use of “windowing”. The value of windowing is that the raw data from a single scan can be displayed in different ways to give useful images of a wide range of tissues.
Veterinary laser therapy is an innovative treatment that has gained popularity in recent years as veterinarians discover its benefits for pets. Used similarly to acupuncture, massage therapy, and other alternative therapies, laser treatment can be used in conjunction with or in place of medication to manage pets’ pain, inflammation, and wound healing.
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