Since our pets cannot speak, they can't tell us when they're not feeling well or explain that they've been injured in some way. Add to this the fact that many illnesses and injuries cannot be easily detected on the surface of the skin, and we've got quite the mystery on our hands. In instances such as these, we turn to veterinary diagnostics to help us get the answers we need. These tools provide our experienced doctors with a glimpse at what's happening inside your pet's body so they can quickly and accurately diagnose and treat whatever is ailing them in the most efficient, effective manner.
VCA PineRidge utilizes a broad range of diagnostic services to help manage the well-being of our patients. Our hospital is outfitted with cutting edge diagnostic equipment, and all of our radiographs and ultrasounds are interpreted by a board certified veterinary specialist. Rest assured that whatever may be causing your companion to feel under the weather, we're prepared to do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of it. The sooner we can identify the problem, the more effectively we can address it and have your loved one back on the path to good health again.
Digital radiology (or x-ray imaging) helps our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems with our clear, concise and efficient digital radiology equipment. VCA PineRidge uses a Board Certified Radiologist to interpret all of our radiographs for optimum and timely results.
This non-invasive, state of the art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs. Pregnancy exams are also available. A board certified radiologist interprets all of our ultrasound images.
VCA PineRidge features a convenient in-house diagnostic laboratory, which aids in the fast and accurate retrieval of test results, including blood work, urinalysis and fecal testing. With many injuries and illnesses, a timely diagnosis is critical to achieving a positive outcome. Our doctors are able to get the answers we need - in most instances, while you and your pet are still in the exam room.