Diagnostics

Just as with humans, animals can suffer from a number of medical conditions that cannot be seen on the surface of the skin. Veterinary diagnostics provide us with invaluable tools to help identify, diagnose and treat these conditions in a timely manner. At Cottage Lake Veterinary Hospital, we offer our patients a wide range of veterinary diagnostic services to aid in the early detection and treatment of a wide variety of illnesses and conditions.

Our in-house capability to perform blood chemistries allows us to provide quick diagnosis, appropriate treatment and safer anesthesia for your pet. We also have the ability to perform complete urinalysis while you wait and send your pet home with any medication that may be necessary. We perform fecal float examinations that allow us to determine if your pet has any internal parasites. Finally, we perform animal radiology (x-ray), including OFA films and dental radiographs and are able to arrange for ultrasound examinations should the need arise.

For more complex testing we use a local laboratory that specializes in animal diagnostics and provides us with a 24-hour turnaround. Our goal is to uncover whatever it is that may be ailing your pet, and address it in a timely and accurate manner so that he or she can return to their normal, healthy lifestyle as soon as possible.

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