Could a mystery illness or injury be plaguing your pet?
When humans get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal friends can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, pets are often able to hide the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.
Veterinary diagnostics enable us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can dramatically improve the chances of a positive outcome.
The on-site diagnostic laboratory at Richmond Veterinary Clinic makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results in just minutes. This means we can establish an effective treatment plan before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical examination and laboratory work aren’t enough to reach a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, such as x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us 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 veterinary specialists if necessary.
If your animal family member has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Call the experienced professionals at Richmond Veterinary Clinic right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your pet back on the path to good health again.