Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital
Pet Diagnostics in Ham Lake
At Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital, we use the most up-to-date technology to provide your pet with the best quality veterinary care possible. It’s difficult to watch your pet in agony and not know what’s wrong. Our staff at Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital is properly educated to obtain the test results we need to diagnose and treat your pet’s condition as soon as possible.
We use state-of-the-art equipment for a fast, accurate diagnosis.
We Diagnose Pets With A State-Of-The-Art In-House Laboratory
It’s impossible to observe your pet in agony and not know what’s wrong. We employ cutting-edge in-house diagnosis technology to assist us in figuring out what’s wrong and providing a precise diagnosis. A faster diagnosis results in more rapid treatment!
Our facility is outfitted with a digital radiology unit (digital x-ray machine). We can rapidly generate very detailed images and employ over-the-internet radiology experts to evaluate x-rays when required. In the hospital, we can perform ultrasounds. Ultrasounds are painless and don’t usually require any medication.
What Is Radiography?
A radiograph (or x-ray) is a form of a picture that looks inside the body and shows information that would otherwise be hidden from view. Radiography may be used to check your pet’s internal organs, including the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and bones. Radiology can be an essential tool in our diagnostic arsenal to diagnose your pet accurately. Many advancements in digital x-ray technology have been made; we now can modify digital pictures taken. This enables us to detect problems that might not appear on a regular x-ray image.
Complete Blood Chemistry (CBC)
Analyzing blood chemistry can give us indications of the functioning of the internal organs. The CBC can indicate the presence of an infection, anemia, possible bone marrow issues, malignancies, or blood clotting issues.
When your pet’s urine is tested in our laboratory, it can help us to detect any abnormal presence in the urine – such as sugar, protein, blood, or white blood cells. The concentration or dilution of your pet’s urine can also help us to determine an illness. Diabetes, kidney problems, urinary tract infection, dehydration, and other medical conditions can all be diagnosed through urinalysis.