Diagnostics at Riversbend Animal Hospital
Often, visible indicators are only a small part of the real problem with a pet. Luckily at Riversbend Animal Hospital, we have a full pet diagnostics suite that allows us to see beyond the physical symptoms, so we can diagnose and treat the illness at its source.
In-House Testing Means Faster Treatment
With our extensive equipment, we analyze much of your pet’s testing and other pet diagnostics procedures in-house. You and your pet are not left waiting long for answers. The faster the turn-around, the faster we can start treatment. Typically, we do complete blood counts, biochemistry testing, cytology, and urinalysis in-house. For more advanced procedures such as histopathology on biopsies, cultures, and fecal testing, we have a trusted lab to which we send out samples for analysis.
Ultrasonography and Radiography
Our well-trained doctors excel in both ultrasonography and radiography, and we use them frequently. Common reasons for an ultrasound or radiographs (X-ray) include:
- Abdominal issues
- Cardiac problems
- Foreign body location
- Fluid buildup
- Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) for urgent situations
- Dental X-rays
- ...and many other internal issues!
With both in-house and portable equipment, we can diagnose on the go. While we do not require sedation, it may be necessary as complete immobility is the only way to obtain a clear image. Any possible sedation will be discussed with the owner before any action is taken.
Call today to learn more about our diagnostic equipment and what it can do for your pet!
Amazing staff that truly care about the animals they are caring for.
- Amy E.
Thank you so much for getting Duke in on such short notice. Dr Scott was great and so was everyone else. Highly recommend to anyone.
Very professional and very sweet people! Always do everything they can for you and your pet. You can tell they truly care about animals.
Everyone we have interacted with has been so kind and helpful. Thank you for helping us take care of our fur babies!!
The entire staff is very kind and caring. I've been using Riversbend for 15 years and they have helped through all kinds of good, and bad, situations with my animals.