The Latest Diagnostics at Our Animal Hospital in Charlotte, NC
Finding the cause of an animal’s illness or injury is not always easy or apparent. Veterinarians must rely on their experience, knowledge, and skills as well as their diagnostic equipment to detect where the source of the problem lies and determine how severe it is. At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital in Charlotte, NC, we have state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that finds underlying problems when they are not noticeably visible.
Radiography has been used for many years in veterinary medicine, providing a view of hard structures within an animal’s body that may be diseased or injured. This technology is a valuable diagnostic tool for veterinarians in their daily practice.
Ultrasonography has become an essential tool for viewing soft tissue abnormalities inside an animal’s body. It can be used to detect a wide range of problems, from reproductive issues to cancer, and can help veterinarians see how many puppies or kittens are growing the womb.
MRI tests are non-invasive and provide critical information about the internal structures of the body. It can be used to diagnose complex problems, such as brain trauma, developmental abnormalities, stroke, and infections.
Just like humans, heart problems can occur in animals. Electrocardiograms (EKG) is a safe device that provides essential information on heart functions. A cardiologist views a pet’s heart for signs of abnormalities, like valve disease, muscle complications, unusual heart rate, and heart enlargements.
In-house Laboratory Testing
Blood tests help veterinarians check organ function, electrolyte status, and hormone levels. Urinalysis help diagnose infections in the urinary system, disorders of the kidneys, and metabolic problems like diabetes. Fecal tests can detect parasites in the gastrointestinal system and cancer.
Hickory Grove Animal Hospital is Here to Help Your Pet
Our veterinarian, Dr. Sherry Husky, at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital uses her many years of experience with animals and veterinary medicine to provide quality care for her pet patients in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of services, such as wellness exams, preventative care, surgery, diagnostics, and other veterinary medicine options, to help your pet live a longer, healthier, and happier life. Call Hickory Grove Animal Hospital today at 704-563-5858 to schedule an appointment or to learn about the many diagnostics methods we use to help make a proper and accurate diagnosis.