Our clinic is equipped with diagnostic and analysing equipment to assist our vets with their evaluation of your pet's condition if needed. Furthermore, we also have access to external specialist investigating if required. Our veterinarians will discuss your pet's case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires further testing.
These tests could include:
- X-rays - Radiographs are a very important tool to help us diagnose diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen
- Ultrasound - An ultrasound scan is a very important tool to help us diagnose some conditions in animals, particularly for conditions involving soft tissues. Ultrasound scans are most useful for looking at soft or fluid-filled organs; like the liver, kidney, bladder and heart. It is less effective for examining bones or air-filled organs, like the lungs
- Pathology - Clinical pathology involves the laboratory evaluation of blood, fluids or body tissues in order to identify existing disease. Common laboratory tests include blood chemistries, complete blood counts, blood clotting times, urinalysis, faecal tests, biopsy examination, cultures and infectious disease testing
- DNA testing - The mixed breed identification DNA test is designed to determine the breed or breeds of your dog. It can also provide us with crucial information on genetic heritable diseases. The laboratory performs a comprehensive DNA analysis of your pet's blood and compares over 120 genetic markers in over 35 diseases. Diseases such as cataracts, heart and kidney disease and even sensitivity to certain medications
- Specialist referrals - When an animal develops an unusual illness or injury, there is often a need for specialised care. If your pet has a problem that requires this level of expertise we can refer you to a specialist that has earned our trust and confidence in order to give your pet the optimal chance of recovery.