Taking A Closer Look with Pet Diagnostics
Whether your pet is sick, injured or just needs routine or pre-surgical testing, the first step in making a diagnosis involves a physical exam. There are several ways we can proceed to find the answers we’re looking to find. Our animal hospital in Marinette is well-equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment and knowledgeable staff to carry out all necessary procedures to make the quickest, most accurate diagnosis possible. Pet diagnostics also help us detect underlying problems that would otherwise go unnoticed and possibly escalate into more serious issues.
Diagnostic Services We Offer
Our array of pet diagnostics services allow us to perform a variety of tests and produce clear images of your pet’s internal systems. These services include:
- In-house laboratory testing
- Serum chemistry
- Parasite testing
- Digital X-ray
- Electrocardiography (ECG)
“Stopped in with a last minute lab request. Town & Country Clinic was able to perform the testing and had me out the door with the needed prescription very quickly. Always great service at this clinic.”
– Josh M.
In-House Laboratory Testing
With our in-house laboratory testing equipment, we can run tests of the blood, serum and urine to help us detect signs of infection, disease and parasite infestation. We recommend blood and fecal tests once a year for healthy adult pets, and bi-annual diagnostic testing for senior pets.
Our advanced X-ray capabilities allow us to produce clear and detailed images of your pet’s bones to look for fractures, spurs, signs of arthritis, foreign bodies and lung problems. Digital X-ray creates images more quickly and clearly than film X-ray, and these images can be shared via email with outside specialists. While we prefer to perform this procedure without sedation, we may recommend it for our more nervous patients to allow for better positioning.
Ultrasound produces images of your pet’s organs and other internal structures in real-time, using sound wave echoes to create these images. As with X-ray, ultrasound is completely non-invasive and painless. With ultrasound we can detect pregnancies, tumors and abnormalities in the shape, texture and structure of internal organs.
We can study the electrical activity of your pet’s heart with our electrocardiography (ECG) equipment, which measures rhythm and electrical impulses. If your pet has a history of heart problems, they could benefit from routine ECG exams.
A Better Diagnosis, a Better Treatment
The best way to know what’s going on inside your pet is to look inside—via X-ray, ultrasound or blood testing. With the help of our pet diagnostic services in Marinette, we can develop better treatments for our patients and get them back on the road to good health. Call us at (715) 735-9511 to schedule a diagnostic exam for your pet.