Diagnostics

Imagine if our animal family members could let us know whenever they weren’t feeling well. How easy it would be if they could just explain their symptoms or show us where it hurt. Unfortunately, our pets cannot communicate with us in this manner, which makes managing their health care a bit challenging at times. Especially when the illness or injury they’re experiencing cannot be easily detected on the surface of the skin.

In these instances, we turn to veterinary diagnostics to help us stay on top of the ongoing health of our patients. When we are able to examine your pet from the inside, we are able to more quickly and accurately diagnose the problem so that it can be treated in the most timely and effective manner possible. Blue Ridge Animal Hospital offers a broad range of diagnostic services, both routine and advanced.

Our hospital is outfitted with cutting edge diagnostic equipment, allowing us to handle even the most time-sensitive cases with swiftness and accuracy. Our on-site digital x-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. Because the images produced are digital, evaluation is much faster. We can even send them instantly via email, should the opinion of a specialist be necessary. Additionally, our in-house laboratory facilities provide for the timely retrieval of a wide variety of diagnostic tests, including serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing.

Our trained staff combined with state of the art equipment yields comprehensive, real-time results that help us provide the highest standard of care for your cherished animal companion. The sooner we can get the answers we need, the better the chances of a positive outcome for your pet – which is something we all want to achieve. When necessary, we also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Whether it’s a simple lab test or advanced imaging, we’ll get to the bottom of whatever may be ailing your pet so we can get them back on the path to good health again as soon as possible.