Solving Your Pet’s Health Problem With Diagnostics
If your pet hasn’t been acting like themselves and their routine exam yielded nothing unusual, we may need to utilize our diagnostic equipment to identify the problem. This allows us to examine your pet’s internal body structure, so we can target the cause of their symptoms and correct it. Diagnostics offer a non-invasive, painless method for seeing what’s going on inside your pet, and can help us spot issues that may otherwise go undetected.
Our Pet Diagnostics Services
There are several different ways our veterinarians can see what’s happening with your pet’s internal systems. Following a thorough examination, our veterinary team can perform:
- Full body X-rays
- Urine testing
- Fecal testing
- Blood testing
For routine diagnostics, we use our in-house laboratory, which can produce results in as little as 20 minutes. For more complex cases, we send samples out to the Aspirus, Riverview Hospital, or Marshfield Veterinary laboratories for their pathologists to review more extensively. Results typically take about 24 hours.
Signs Your Pet May Need Diagnostic Testing
If your pet hasn’t been acting like themselves, they may be exhibiting certain symptoms that will require more in-depth investigation. Diagnostics testing is generally a key component in senior pet care, but we don’t recommend it for young pets unless they display one or more of the following:
- Diarrhea/chronic loose stool
- Disorientation/tilting of the head
Using diagnostics, our veterinarians can discover the presence of parasites, neurological issues, tumors, and fractures, to name a few. It’s our mission to keep your pet as healthy as possible, and we will do whatever we can to make an accurate diagnosis. Once we’ve discovered the problem, we can proceed to build a treatment plan for your animal companion that will get them back on the road to wellness.
Let’s Work Together To Solve the Problem
When it comes to treating your pet, we work with you as a team. That means we’re always available to answer your questions or talk you through a difficult decision. Our committed staff members will go above and beyond to give your pet the exceptional care they deserve as a member of our Woodland family. If you suspect your pet may need our diagnostic services and would like to make an appointment, give us a call at (715) 421-4200. We look forward to seeing you and your four-legged friend.