Veterinary Diagnostics in Frederick
Your Pet’s Health Up Close & Personal
Pets can be really good about hiding illnesses and injuries. They can’t tell us what’s wrong like humans can. If you suspect that your pet is suffering, bring them to West Frederick Veterinary Hospital, where we use the latest in diagnostic technologies to find out what’s ailing their health. Our Frederick veterinarians use all of the tools at their disposal to figure out your pet’s condition and get them to treatment quickly.
At West Frederick Veterinary Hospital, diagnostic tools are also used as a means of keeping track of your pet’s normal health. When we understand what looks normal for your pet, we can use deviations from their norms to pinpoint issues when your pet isn’t feeling their best.
Diagnostic Testing at West Frederick Veterinary Hospital
As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital, West Frederick Veterinary Hospital uses the latest equipment and technologies to get a full picture of your pet’s health.
We offer the following diagnostic services:
- Digital x-rays
- Laboratory testing
We may use any combination of the above services to help us understand what’s ailing your pet. All of our diagnostics are performed by a trusted and highly-trained member of our veterinary team, so you can be sure that your pet is receiving the highest quality care.
Radiology: X-Rays & Ultrasounds
Radiological imaging is an important tool in diagnostics. Both x-rays and ultrasounds are pain-free and non-invasive, so you don’t have to worry about your pet experiencing any discomfort while they are undergoing their radiological imaging.
X-rays are used to image the solid or dense parts of your pet’s body, like bones and muscles. X-rays use electromagnetic radiation to create still images, either on film or on a computer screen. These images can be highly detailed but in order to get a clear image, we may need to sedate your pet so that they don’t move during the process.
Ultrasounds are used to image the soft tissues of your pet’s body. Because they use soundwaves to create their images, ultrasounds are safe for use on delicate tissues and pregnant animals. Ultrasounds produce real-time, moving images that we view on a computer screen and can also be printed as still images. Unless your pet is particularly anxious, we won’t need to sedate them to conduct an ultrasound.
Both methods of radiological imaging can be extremely useful for our diagnostic testing. Our Frederick veterinarians will do everything they can to figure out what’s wrong with your pet and get them back on all fours as soon as possible.
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