Diagnostics for Sick Pets
Here at East Ridge Animal Hospital, we have our own in-house laboratory, which allows us to easily acquire diagnostic information about your sick pet. From fecal tests to blood work, our lab procedures can check a variety of ailments and usually give you results in under 15 minutes. This means our doctors can immediately begin treating your pet.
Additionally, our reference lab also offers a number of other tests, such as bacteria cultures, histopathology, and endocrine testing, to diagnose more complicated medical issues.
Advanced Digital Radiography
We only use the latest technology in digital radiography (X-rays) to diagnose and treat dental diseases for your pet, such as periodontal disease, fractured teeth, and tooth resorption. Both general and dental radiography can be easily completed right in our office. Digital X-rays allow us to get high-resolution images while decreasing the amount of radiation exposure involved. Dental X-rays are very helpful when it comes to the proper diagnosis of any dental diseases in pets.
Digatherm – Digital Thermal Imaging
Here at East Ridge Animal Hospital, we believe in providing the most efficient care for your pet. We have recently introduced Digatherm to our list of medical equipment. With the Digatherm, we are able to scan and see any pain and inflammation without touching the pet and, importantly, without any radiation being produced. It helps us measure energy radiated from the patients’ tissues which leads to early detection of disease symptoms.