When it comes to diagnosing a sick pet, one of the greatest challenges veterinarians face is that our patients cannot talk. They cannot tell us how they feel or what hurts where, and furthermore, many animals instinctively hide pain. Veterinarians overcome this obstacle by employing an array of diagnostic tools to identify issues quickly and accurately. At White Oak Veterinary Clinic, we have invested in state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure that your pet is diagnosed properly and receives appropriate treatment as soon as possible.
If you ever notice any concerning changes in your pet's behavior or health, we encourage you to call our offices to schedule an appointment. The sooner your pet is diagnosed, the sooner we can start a treatment plan and get your back to his or her old self.
Our clinic houses an in-house laboratory with the capabilities to perform bloodwork, fecal exams, urinalysis, and other lab work. These tests give your veterinarian a window into your pet's health that helps them detect common ailments, such as heartworm, diabetes, and kidney disease. By performing tests at our clinic, rather than shipping samples off to a regional laboratory for testing, we have access to your pet's results immediately. In the case that the results uncover a concern, we can make a diagnosis and get started on an appropriate treatment plan quickly.
White Oak Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer this modern advancement in veterinary care. There are many advantages to employing digital radiology over traditional film radiology. First, the digital format eliminates the processing and development time needed for film x-rays, delivering faster results. Digital radiology also gives our doctors the ability to manipulate images for a clearer view and to easily send an image to a specialist for a second opinion. X-rays help us identify a variety of medical problems, including bone fractures and breaks, bladder stones, and tumors.
Just like in human medicine, electrocardiogram (ECG) is used in veterinary medicine to measure electrical impulses of the heart. This information helps your veterinarian diagnose heart conditions. We also use ECG to monitor your pet's heart rate during surgeries that require general anesthesia.