Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing

When it comes to your furry friend’s well-being, early and accurate diagnosis is pivotal. Sarver Animal Hospital stands ready to be your ally in understanding and addressing your pet’s health. Our comprehensive diagnostic testing services epitomize precision and promptness, assuring that your pet receives the best care without delay.

Efficiency with On-Site Laboratory Testing

Efficiency with On-Site Laboratory Testing

Off-Site Laboratory Referrals

Sometimes, a broader scope of diagnostics is necessary. That’s where our partnership with an off-site reference laboratory comes into play. Specialized tests unveil hidden conditions and provide a more comprehensive picture of your pet’s health. Our lightning-fast coordination ensures off-site tests are no longer a waiting game.

Visualize the Issue with Digital Radiography

Spotting ailments isn’t always straightforward. Our in-house digital radiography service lets us peer inside with superior clarity. Uncovering issues like fractures, tumors, and digestive problems enable us to recommend a tailored treatment plan that works for your pet.

Heart of the Matter

Heart health is paramount and our services set the pace in diagnosing heart conditions. Alongside irregular heartbeat scrutiny, our oscillometric or doppler blood pressure monitoring aids in evaluating cardiac and systemic health, detecting issues that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Compassionate Care with Comprehensive Diagnosis

We are dedicated to providing diagnostics in a stress-free environment. Our caring staff understands the anxiety that can often come with your pet’s testing. That’s why we combine cutting-edge technology with a compassionate touch designed to minimize distress.

When your pet’s health is in question, Sarver Animal Hospital is here for you and your pet.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic tools help in identifying your pet’s health issues early on, ensuring timely and effective treatment. Here are common questions that we receive about diagnostic testing.

Why is diagnostic testing crucial for my pet’s health?

Diagnostic testing plays a vital role in preventive pet health care. It allows for early detection of diseases and conditions, often before your pet shows any symptoms. By identifying issues at an early stage, we can initiate treatment more effectively, which can lead to a better prognosis and a longer, healthier life for your pet.

What types of diagnostic tests are available for pets?

There are a variety of diagnostic tests available for pets, ranging from standard bloodwork and urinalysis to more advanced imaging such as digital radiography and ultrasonography. Each type of test gives insight into different aspects of your pet’s health and can help in diagnosing conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, heart problems, and more.

How often should my pet undergo diagnostic testing?

The frequency of diagnostic testing can depend on several factors including your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, and health history. Generally, yearly wellness exams include some basic tests, but your veterinarian may recommend more frequent or specialized testing based on your pet’s individual needs.

If your pet is experiencing  specific symptoms or has a known health condition, your veterinarian may recommend additional testing to monitor their progress and adjust treatment plans accordingly.

Is there anything I should do to prepare my pet for diagnostic testing?

Your veterinarian will provide specific instructions if there are any preparations needed for the tests that your pet will undergo. For some blood tests, for instance, your pet may need to fast for several hours beforehand. Always follow the guidance of your veterinary professional to ensure accurate results.

Can diagnostic testing be done during a regular vet visit?

Yes, many diagnostic tests can be performed during a regular visit to the vet. Our on-site laboratory provides prompt results for many common tests. If specialized testing is required, we coordinate swiftly with off-site labs to ensure you receive results as soon as possible.

Is diagnostic testing safe for my pet?

Diagnostic tests are generally safe for pets. Non-invasive tests such as bloodwork or digital radiography carry minimal risks. In cases where sedation is required, our trained team ensures your pet’s safety and comfort throughout the procedure.

Should you have more questions or require further clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarver Animal Hospital. Your pet’s health is our priority, and we are here to provide the comprehensive care they deserve.