Wouldn’t it be great if our pets could simply tell us whenever they weren’t feeling well, or point to where it hurt whenever they’d become injured in some way? Unfortunately, because animals cannot communicate in this manner, managing their health can be a challenge. That’s why veterinary diagnostics are so important.
These invaluable tools allow our experienced doctors to take a glimpse inside your pet’s body so they can diagnose and treat whatever is ailing them in the most timely and efficient manner. The sooner we are able to get to the bottom of your pet’s health concerns, the better the chances of a positive outcome.
Milford Veterinary Hospital utilizes a broad range of diagnostics to help us stay on top of the ongoing health of our patients.
Radiographs (x-rays) are extremely helpful in diagnosing and monitoring many medical conditions in our animal friends. X-rays allow our doctors to examine your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen and other areas of the body, looking for any injuries or abnormalities that may need to be addressed. For example, an x-ray can spot a fractured bone, help detect cancerous tumors, diagnose arthritis or locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet’s stomach or intestines.
At Milford Veterinary Hospital, we have a new, state-of-the-art digital radiology machine. The quality of digital radiographs is much higher than that of traditional x-rays. The time spent taking your pet’s x-rays is also significantly shortened with digital x-ray, and fewer x-rays are needed to achieve diagnostic-quality results. If your pet’s radiographs need to be sent to a radiology specialist, digitally produced x-rays can be sent via email for fast and accurate evaluation.