Coldwater Animal Hospital offers quick and accurate results through different laboratory tests. Having correct lab results will allow us to give your pet a proper diagnosis so that we can provide a proper treatment. Our in-house laboratory services are able to identify any medical issues that your pet has as quickly and as accurately as possible.
Our laboratory tests include:
The experienced lab technicians at our animal hospital are able to process and analyze results fast and with accuracy so that we can help your pet as soon as possible.
Our high quality digital X-Rays give us a clear understanding of what is going on inside your pet. Our radiography allows us to quickly gather information about your animal’s lungs, heart, bones, and other organs. These tools can help us find fractures, tumors, early signs of heart disease, and other important information about your pet. The technology used at Coldwater Animal Hospital permits us to have immediate access to important information and we are able to send over the information to a specialist within seconds if necessary.
Ultrasounds are a great way to examine the structure and movement of your animal's organs without being exposed to radiation. These organs include the heart and other organs in your pet’s abdomen. They can also be used to view the blood flow of your animal. The process is non-invasive and uses sound waves to discern the location and look of internal organs. This is completely painless for your pet. It is also very easy to send over the information gathered from this diagnostic imaging to a specialist if needed.
An echocardiogram, also known as an echo or cardiac ultrasound, is a diagnostic tool for looking closely at the heart as well as inside and around it. An echo uses high frequency sound waves to create live images, allowing veterinarians to get an idea of what the heart looks like and how it is functioning in real time. This provides information about the size, shape, and function of the heart, its four chambers, the heart valves, and surrounding structures, such as the pericardial sac.
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that makes use of a long and flexible tube with an attached camera, inserted into the stomach or colon of your pet while they’re sedated in order to view the inner workings of your pet’s stomach, esophagus, small intestine, and/or colon. Usually, endoscopies are used to look for and identify abnormalities, swelling, scarring, or other issues.
If after an initial exam we determine that an endoscopy may be necessary to get a closer look, we’ll always discuss this with you before proceeding.