On-Site Veterinary Diagnostics for Accurate, Immediate Results
At Androscoggin Animal Hospital, our expert diagnostic capabilities start with our highly trained staff of veterinarians who have a wealth of experience treating animal patients with a wide range of medical conditions.
An important part of our ability to accurately diagnose problems is our state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and technology, which help us to determine the best course of treatment in a quick and efficient manner so that you get the answers you need right away. Some of the many veterinary diagnostic tools we use include:
Digital x-rays, the new standard in radiography technology, provide extremely high quality images of your pet right away. Our in-house digital radiographs (x-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing medical and surgical problems.
If your veterinarian feels a lump or growth in your pet’s abdomen, an x-ray can determine where the mass is located. If your pet is experiencing a medical problem, an x-ray can often pinpoint the organ where the problem is occurring. Tumors and foreign bodies (lodged in the stomach or the intestine) can be seen in an x-ray.
By providing an inside snapshot of your pet’s body and organs, digital pet x-rays can aid in the diagnosis of orthopedic problems, such as fractures and hip dysplasia, as well as arthritic changes in bones and joints. Heart and lung disease, gastrointestinal problems, and bladder stones can often be diagnosed quickly and efficiently using x-rays.
Veterinary ultrasound is an important, non-invasive diagnostic device that gives us a real-time view of what is happening inside your pet’s body. Used primarily for abdominal and cardiac problems, ultrasound is often crucial to the comprehensive diagnosis of diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys, gallbladder, spleen, and other internal organs.
We provide complete blood work and blood panel services, including blood chemistry, hematology, cytology, urinalysis, urine culture, fecal exams, and electrolyte analysis. For more complex medical testing, we work with a trusted outside laboratory that provides fast, expert results.
Our sophisticated diagnostic capabilities are an important ingredient in the care and treatment of your pet. Results of any testing done are shared immediately with our pet owner clients. If digital x-rays are taken, clients are given a CD of images to take with them so that they can view at home.