Diagnostics

When an animal is sick or injured, it’s not always easy to tell just by an outward examination what the cause of the problem is. Since our pets can’t speak to tell us what’s wrong or where it hurts, it’s up to us, as caring pet parents and veterinary professionals, to be able to recognize the signs of a possible medical problem and take the appropriate measures to diagnose and treat that problem in a timely manner. That’s where veterinary diagnostics come into play.

At Morningside Animal Hospital, we employ the use of a variety of diagnostic tools to manage the ongoing health of our patients. These tools, from routine blood work and urinalysis to advanced imaging services like x-rays, allow our doctors to look beneath the surface of the skin and learn precisely what’s happening inside your pet’s body. We can then use this information to accurately diagnose and develop an appropriate treatment plan to address the problem.

Digital X-Ray Technology

We now use the latest digital X-ray technology in our Midmark digital dental and Idexx general radiograph suites.

Since our imaging is digital, we have easy access to transmit your pet’s dental or general radiographs to a radiologist for special interpretation. We also have on-site storage and the ability to show you the images immediately on a computer or iPad screen.

The technology has less radiation, no chemicals, and is much safer for the patients and staff than traditional film X-ray units.

We are so pleased to be able to offer you these services in order to make a more effective diagnosis for your pet!

In-House Laboratory

Our facility features a convenient in-house laboratory, in which we are able to conduct a wide range of diagnostic tests, including complete blood count, urinalysis, fecal testing, parasite testing, and much more. Having a lab located right within our clinic provides for much faster results, which is essential in addressing many medical conditions for which a timely treatment is necessary for a positive outcome.

When it comes to keeping your pet healthy and managing any potential or existing medical concerns, you can trust the caring professionals at Morningside Animal Hospital. Rest assured that whatever may be ailing your animal companion, we’re prepared to get to the bottom of it quickly and accurately so we can get them back on the road to good health again as quickly as possible.

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