Advanced Diagnostics in Barrington
Understanding Your Pet’s Health
Pets can’t tell us when they’re not feeling well. This can be both stressful and frustrating for pet parents. The Animal Hospital of Barrington is here to help you understand your pet’s health on a deeper level. Diagnostic testing is one of the tools that our Barrington veterinary team uses to help us determine a treatment plan for your pet.
We use advanced diagnostic testing in a variety of situations, including both when your pet is feeling unwell and when they’re coming in to see us for a regular checkup. Regular diagnostic testing helps us keep tabs on your pet’s health and catch issues earlier before they turn into serious health problems.
Diagnostic Testing at the Animal Hospital of Barrington
The Animal Hospital of Barrington is pleased to offer a wide variety of diagnostic testing options for your pet. These tools will be used throughout your pet’s life - nearly every time you bring your pet to see our Barrington veterinarians, we will use some form of diagnostic testing to get the full picture of your pet’s health.
Laboratory testing can tell us a lot about your pet’s condition. Our in-house laboratory helps us receive your pet’s results quickly, which helps us treat your pet and put them back on the road to good health faster.
Laboratory tests can include:
- Complete blood count
- Chemistry panel
- Fecal exam
- Heartworm test
Each of these tests can tell us a lot about your pet’s health. We will often perform these tests, and others not included on the list above when you bring your pet in for a regular wellness exam. This helps us establish a medical history and catch any warning signs of developing diseases.
In addition to our laboratory capabilities, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostics in the form of radiology. With either X-rays or ultrasounds, our Barrington veterinarians will be able to see beyond your pet’s fur at their internal systems, including bones, muscles, and internal organs. We will often use radiological imaging in conjunction with laboratory testing to diagnose more precisely what might be ailing your pet.
Radiological imaging can show us:
- Detailed images of your pet’s bones, joints, and muscles
- A close look at dental structures
- Internal organs in real time
- Heart and blood flow functions
Each of the above items above are things that our Barrington veterinary team can’t see with the naked eye, which makes radiological testing important for accurate and fast diagnoses.
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