American Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, which we can utilize when a physical exam is insufficient to fully evaluate your pet’s health. Our team is dedicated to understanding and educating you about your pet’s condition, and detecting underlying problems sooner so they can be treated effectively. Veterinary diagnostics we use to provide the most comprehensive care possible include in-house laboratory testing, digital radiography, and ultrasound.
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Why Lab Testing Is Important
Lab testing can provide us with information about a specific issue, but it can also give us a more thorough understanding of your pet’s overall health. We recommend comprehensive testing to see the bigger picture and evaluate the blood and major organ systems, but we can also offer tests to check for specific problems, such as parasites, infections, and diseases. Our in-house laboratory can help us rule out other issues and zero in on a possible treatment solution.
Furthermore, if your pet sees us with an urgent illness, we can run tests in-house with a quick turnaround time so we can proceed with treatment as soon as possible.
Ultrasound imaging gives us the ability to view your pet’s internal organ functioning in real time. With it we can see the shape, size, and texture of the major organs. This non-invasive diagnostic tool is ideal for diagnosing and monitoring tumors, cysts, pregnancies, and other conditions related to the abdominal organs.
Radiographs, or X-rays, give our team a visual of your pet’s musculoskeletal system, and their heart and lungs. Our digital X-ray technology quickly produces crisp, high-contrast images of the bones, joints, heart, and lungs, and helps us more accurately diagnose bone fractures, heart and lung abnormalities, arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other problems.
I use AAH as my traditional vet and they have always been so supportive and caring! Whenever I take my dogs in they take the time to listen to my thoughts/concerns, and I always feel like they give me their best. Dr. Knott is our very favorite, but every vet there has been wonderful to us. Highly recommend this awesome staff! Dr. Knott considerately listens to all concerns with our pets. She has our trust that she has our pets’ best interests at heart. The tech was great as are the front desk staff.