DIAGNOSTIC VET SERVICES FOR ALLISTON AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
We at the Boyne Veterinary Clinic understand and value the strong bond between you and your pet. Just like any other loved one, when they are sick or injured, you want them to get better as quickly as possible. In order to determine the underlying cause for your pet’s illness, we may need to perform some diagnostic tests. We offer a variety of diagnostic services at the Boyne Veterinary Clinic. This allows us to obtain faster results, which may lead to a faster diagnosis and therefore, starting the necessary treatment earlier. If you have a concern regarding your pet’s health, please do not hesitate to call us and schedule an appointment.
Annual testing is recommended every spring for dogs. This is to ensure your dog was not infected the previous summer, prior to starting their prevention for the upcoming summer. It requires a very small sample of your dog’s blood, and the test is performed in our clinic. It only takes 10 minutes for the test result; therefore, we can give you the results during your appointment.
Like an x-ray, an ultrasound is an imaging technique used to get a better assessment of changes occurring inside the body. An ultrasound uses sound waves and frequencies to generate a 2-dimensional image in real-time. It is primarily used to visualize internal organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, bladder, and pancreas to assess their size and structure and to assess for any abnormal lesions. Ultrasonography requires great skill and experience to capture and interpret images, therefore we will frequently bring in an ultrasound technician to perform the ultrasound and submit the images to a board certified radiologist for interpretation. The pet must remain completely still during the ultrasound, therefore they typically require sedation for this procedure.
These diagnostic procedures can be completed at the Boyne Veterinary Clinic. Although we will be able to perform the majority of your pet’s diagnostic testing at our clinic, in some circumstances we may need to refer your pet to a specialist. Occasionally, they may need a specialized test, such as an MRI or CT scan that is not available in our clinics. If you have a concern regarding your pet’s health, please do not hesitate to call us and schedule an appointment.