Veterinary Diagnostic Services in Westbrook

westbrook maine vetsStoneledge Animal Hospital is outfitted with current diagnostic equipment, which allows us to obtain more accurate and timely results in order to treat and diagnose your pet as effectively as possible.

Digital X-rays

The staff at Stoneledge believe that all animals deserve the best care possible, and because of that we offer our clients full digital radiographic services. We use the latest in advanced computerized radiology equipment as part of your pet's diagnostic care.

Digital radiographs (X-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. X-rays are useful in examining your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. A digital x-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect tumors, help with the diagnosis of heartworm disease or locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet's intestine or stomach. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures like ultrasound, digital x-rays can accurately diagnose problems, making treatment faster and easier for your pet and your veterinarian.

Digital radiographs can also easily be sent to a board certified radiologist for timely second opinions. In addition, our digital radiography system allows us to transfer your pet's radiographs to a CD, making it easy for you to take them to a specialist if necessary, or to email them to you for your home records. They are also safer for the environment and greatly reduce the time needed to take the images of your pet.

In-House Laboratory

Performing preventive medicine, as well as diagnosing emergent internal health issues, requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces, and biopsied tissue. With timely access to precise laboratory testing –blood testing, biopsies, microscopic examinations, bacterial culture sensitivity, and more–it is easier to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health.

Stoneledge Animal Hospital has a complete in-house laboratory. In many cases, our sophisticated instruments and diagnostic capabilities allow us to receive results within minutes.

For example, diagnostic testing can detect heartworm disease, Lyme disease, infections, feline leukemia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections, and many additional diseases and conditions that can go unnoticed in their early stages. Early blood testing can show evidence of disease such as diabetes, changes in liver or kidney function, or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic testing is also included in pre-anesthetic screenings prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia. Annual wellness blood and urine tests, along with other diagnostics, assist us in the early detection of diseases and health conditions.

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