Has your pet been acting unusual? Are you concerned that an illness or injury may be to blame?
When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness for long periods of time. All the while, the condition is able to develop and worsen.
In cases such as these, Barker Animal Hospital relies on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pet’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your companion.
We are able to help diagnose and care for many of the internal medical conditions found in our pets. When a beloved pet is diagnosed with a disease we strive to lessen the fear and uncertainty you may feel. We can provide you with a reliable source of information and compassionate, quality care:
- Neurological Diseases
- Endocrinopathies (such as diabetes, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Organ Disease or Dysfunction
Our relationships with specialists allows access to the best possible medicine while being able to continue much of your companion’s care with us.
Our hospital features an on-site diagnostic laboratory, which makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results within just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your best friend even leave the exam room. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis and other tests in-house is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence. Laboratory work is also available for routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care.
Digital Radiology (X-Ray)
In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced imaging services. X-rays allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s ailing him or her. We can use radiology to evaluate the bones, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity. Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
Ultrasound technology provides a safe, non-invasive view inside the body. Our ultrasound system gives us the ability to create high quality images which we are able to easily share. This results in fast access to board certified radiologists for consultation. In addition, certain procedures are able to be performed utilizing ultrasound as a guide, eliminating the need for more invasive surgical procedures.
If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Contact the experienced professionals at Barker Animal Hospital right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.