South Coast Veterinary Hospital Offers State-of-the-Art Diagnostics
Today’s technologies offer many benefits for pets with health problems. Blood tests, urinalysis, digital x-rays & ultrasound tests provide critical information for diagnosis. At South Coast Veterinary Hospital in Laguna Niguel, CA, we use the most modern diagnostic equipment and techniques to care for pets.
Blood chemistry tests tell veterinarians a great deal about the function of internal organs. They can determine if infection is present in the body, the levels of oxygen being transferred through the body, if important enzymes are being produced and whether blood glucose levels are within normal ranges. Along with physical exams and other testing, blood chemistry tests help to pinpoint a variety of health problems, so appropriate treatment can be administered in a timely fashion.
A simple urine test can give your vet important clues to what is going on in your pet’s body. The test can indicate high levels of blood sugar that could be a sign of diabetes. It can show problems in the liver and kidneys. It can show signs of infection and inflammation in the body. Along with other testing, urinalysis can help to vets make an accurate diagnosis of several health issues.
X-rays have been an important part of veterinary medicine for many years. Today’s digital technology makes these images of hard structures inside the body even more convenient to manage. X-ray equipment converts the images into digital files that can be easily stored and even transferred to other veterinary professionals when needed.
Ultrasound is a medical technology that uses sound waves that bounce off internal organs to produce echoes, which are then translated into digital images. It has allowed vets to view inside the bodies of their patients without having to do invasive, exploratory surgeries. Ultrasound tests can be used to detect abnormalities in soft tissues of the internal organs, in the joints and can be used to detect reproductive problems in animals. It is a pain-free and cost-effective way to diagnose several pet health problems.
Make South Coast Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian in Laguna Niguel
Dr. Gill and the team at South Coast Veterinary Hospital understand how important your pets are to you and your family. We offer a broad range of veterinary services including vaccinations, preventative care, dental care, exams, surgery, and emergency care. Call South Coast Veterinary Hospital today at (949) 249-7777 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about the new diagnostic technologies that help us care for our patients.