Whether assisting your pet’s veterinarian in identifying an accurate diagnosis, monitoring your pet’s progress during a surgical procedure, or simply establishing an essential baseline for future use, diagnostic tests and procedures are important components of your pet’s comprehensive veterinary health record. Summeridge Animal Clinic combines in-house equipment with trusted contracted services to provide our patients with convenient modern diagnostic tools.
Radiographs, or X-rays, are black and white images of bones and internal organs. They are performed when an external examination does not provide enough information for an accurate diagnosis. This painless and non-invasive procedure can assist your pet’s veterinarian in identifying broken bones, tumors, or swallowed foreign objects. X-rays can also identify soft tissue problems with organs such as intestines, stomach, gallbladder, and kidneys.
Dental X-rays are an essential part of your pet’s dental visit. They allow the veterinarian to see below your pet’s gum line, identifying any broken, loose, or infected teeth. Digital X-rays allow your pet’s veterinarian to receive a clear picture during your visit, as well as easily send it on if a referral is necessary.
Laboratory tests, such as blood draws, urine analysis, skin scrapes, and cytology, assist your pet’s veterinarian in caring for your four-legged family members. When such tests are required, our technicians are able to collect these tests in house and then send them to one of our trusted laboratories for fast and accurate results.
Dr. Bouchard will examine your pet during his or her annual wellness exams, for any abnormalities that may suggest a skin condition. If you have any concerns that something may be wrong, this is a perfect time to talk with your veterinarian. If further information is needed, she may perform one of the following:
If you have been petting your furry loved one and came across an unusual lump under the skin, you are not alone. Most pets will develop a lump or two in their lifetimes, and especially as they move into their senior years. These tumors or masses can be understandably concerning, but many turn out to […]Read More
There’s no question about it: pets need toys in order to remain mentally and physically fit. They are absolutely necessary for animals with extra energy, but the best toys also provide pets with problem-solving opportunities. The problem is that many toys designed for and offered to pets actually aren’t that safe. Taking into consideration your […]Read More
For pets and people alike, it’s often easier to keep the weight off than to lose it. Even a few extra pounds can lead to disastrous consequences to a pet’s health and longevity. Weight loss diets can be difficult to maintain, and indoor cats have the added challenge of perhaps not being as active as […]Read More