At Big Bend Animal Hospital, we care deeply about every one of our pet patients and offer extensive services to ensure we are as thorough as possible when assessing and diagnosing any problems they may be experiencing. Our diagnostic services include everything from digital x-rays to ultrasounds to laboratory testing. We offer years of experience and treat each of our patients as we would want our own pets to be treated.
X-Ray Services for Pets
Our radiology department has an in-house x-ray machine that allows us to quickly diagnose problems not found by physical examination or blood testing.
X-rays can be used to diagnose a wide range of illnesses and injuries such as:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Intestinal issues
- Heart disease
If your pet is exhibiting any unusual behavior or troublesome symptoms, we encourage you to discuss the matter with our veterinary radiologists in Riverview. We can assess your pet’s condition and administer an x-ray if necessary to help us diagnose the issue.
Ultrasound is an important, non-invasive, diagnostic test used for identifying abdominal problems. Big Bend Animal Hospital is equipped with the latest veterinary ultrasound technology to help diagnose problems quickly and efficiently.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of your pet’s internal organs. Abdominal ultrasound is useful for examining the liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys as well as detecting reproductive abnormalities.
Sometimes a physical exam is not enough to identify the exact cause of an illness. Big Bend Animal Hospital is equipped with a state-of-the-art, in-house laboratory capable of measuring nearly one hundred laboratory values. Our trained and experienced veterinarian will interpret your pet’s laboratory results and work with you on an appropriate treatment plan.
The most commonly performed tests in our laboratory include:
- Complete blood counts
- Blood chemistry profiles
- Fecal exams
- Heartworm tests
We have invested heavily in the most up-to-date laboratory instruments in order to provide the best possible care for your pet.