When pet owners call us, they usually describe a symptom their cat or dog is experiencing, such as not eating, diarrhea, and vomiting. When they bring their pet in, the job of the veterinarian is to determine what is causing the symptom so that it can be stopped and the pet can feel better and heal. The proper diagnosis is crucial for the speedy and healthy recovery of your cat and dog. Our pets cannot tell us what is wrong with them. This is why we at Countryside have invested in the latest technology in order to help our vets in the diagnostic process. These non-invasive technologies allow us to produce quick and accurate diagnoses, which can make all the difference when your pet is critically ill or injured. Countryside’s comprehensive range of diagnostics includes:
A veterinary video otoscope is a small video camera that is used to examine the inner parts of the ear canal. This fiberoptic scope gives our veterinarians the highest level of visualization of the ear canal and eardrum. It magnifies the images so that our veterinarians can have a better view of what is happening inside the ear to see if there are any:
If your pet is prone to or is having an issue with their ears, Countryside Veterinary Services is here to help identify and properly treat the problem.
It's truly amazing how an animal's blood cells can tell us a lot about what is happening inside its body. Here at Countryside Veterinary Services, we have an in-house laboratory so that we can test your dog or cat's blood and have the results back quickly. This speeds up the diagnosis process and gives the veterinarians a good idea of what is causing your pet's symptoms. There are different types of blood tests that can be performed that are designed to diagnose different conditions. For example, a urinalysis can help reveal your dog or cat's hydration status, infections, kidney or bladder disease, diabetes, and more. Blood work can also be run to determine any surgical risk for your aging cat or dog.
Our in-house laboratory can quickly develop test results, enabling us to begin treatment for your pet right away. Some of the in-house diagnostic testing available at Countryside includes:
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