Could an undiagnosed illness or injury be plaguing your pet?
When people get sick or become injured, they visit the doctor, explain their symptoms, and receive the appropriate medical care. With pets, things aren’t always this straightforward. Because animals can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them.
What’s more, many animals are able to hide their symptoms, allowing their illness or injury to develop and worsen undetected.
The veterinary diagnostic services at Montecito Animal Clinic enable us to identify and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
Our convenient on-site diagnostic laboratory makes it quick and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have the results we’re after in just minutes. This means we can have a treatment strategy in place before you and your pet even leave the exam room.
When a physical exam and laboratory testing aren’t sufficient to reach a diagnosis, we turn to advanced imaging technology, including x-rays. These innovative tools allow us to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness, and determining its severity.
Images can be reviewed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.
If your pet has been acting a bit under the weather lately, don’t take chances. Give Montecito Animal Clinic a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.