Diagnostics

Could your pet be harboring an unknown illness or injury?

When people get sick or hurt, they visit their doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, things aren’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t let us know when something is bothering them. 

What’s more, many animals are capable of covering up the signs of illness, allowing it to develop and worsen undetected.

Veterinary diagnostics enable us to identify and treat health concerns in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the odds of a positive outcome.

Laboratory

Westside Animal Hospital works directly with a trusted diagnostic laboratory. This makes it easy and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In most cases, we can have results back as early as the following day. This enables us to establish treatment strategies quickly, improving the chances of a full and speedy recovery for your pet.

Imaging

When a physical exam and lab work aren’t enough to reach a diagnosis, we rely on advanced imaging technology, such as x-rays and ultrasound. These tools allow us to assess the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity. 

Images can be evaluated by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.

If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Contact Westside Animal Hospital right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.