The ability to evaluate and test the performance of your pet’s internal processes is integral in any preventative wellness program. Are your pet’s major organs performing their vital functions? Is your pet suffering from internal parasites? Is the lump on your pet’s skin harmless?
Laboratory testing provides us with the answers to all of these questions and more, by non-invasively giving us an overall assessment of your pet’s systems. For this reason, our clinical team recommends testing when a potential health concern is identified and annually. This gives us the opportunity to detect and solve health issues sooner, which prevents pain and disease progression in your pet. Our doctors also perform testing prior to all procedures that require anesthesia. Your pet’s health is our priority, so we take every precaution to prevent any potentially adverse reactions.
Our lab is equipped to perform urinalysis, parasite testing, fungal cultures, blood chemistry testing, and more. Oftentimes, we can share results with you in minutes.
Another major tool we use in diagnostics is ultrasound. This form of imagery allows us to view your pet’s internal organs, chest cavity, and abdomen without the strenuous process of sedation and surgery. For the majority of the time, this process takes less than an hour, and your pet will be able to go home with you the very same day.
Radiographs are a powerful asset in veterinary medicine. Our doctors now have the ability to capture clear images of your pet’s bones and internal organs and display them digitally on a screen. This allows us to manipulate these images and diagnose a variety of conditions more accurately and more efficiently than ever before.
If your pet is suffering from allergies or dermatological issues, our medical team is trained to provide relief. Conditions of the skin, hair, ears, and nails can cause your pet extreme discomfort and irritation, so it’s best to seek treatment right away. At Highland Animal Hospital, we are experienced in the treatment of allergies, dermatitis, skin infections, parasitic infections, hormonal disorders, tumors, and skin cancer.
If you observe any of the following symptoms in your pet, please give us a call:
In some cases, we can make a diagnosis by visual examination alone. However, further testing may be required to make an accurate diagnosis. Our in-house lab is equipped to test blood samples, skin scrapings, biopsies, and cultures. Once we diagnose your pet’s condition, we can begin a treatment plan.