Evans East Animal Hospital Offers
Bloodwork and Diagnostics
Veterinarians must rely on their training and experience to get information about an animal’s health condition. Technology has offered a variety of methods to help them detect problems, using blood analysis, urinalysis, x-rays and ultrasound.
At Evans East Animal Hospital in Denver, CO, we offer state-of-the-art bloodwork and diagnostics to help maintain the health of our patients.
What Blood Tests Can Tell About Your Pet’s Health
During your dog exam or cat exam, your vet may ask to take blood from your pet for a variety of reasons. These tests measure levels of chemicals in the animal’s blood, which can provide a wealth of information about how internal organs are functioning. These tests can measure levels of enzymes produced in the heart or liver. They can detect infection in the body or determine if the animal is anemic.
The blood tests can determine how much oxygen is getting to tissues in the body. Urinalysis also can provide information about infection in the body, high blood sugar levels and kidney problems. Combined, these tests provide a detailed picture of what is going on in your pet's body.
Other Diagnostics We Use To Find Health Problems
X-rays have been used for many decades in veterinary medicine. This technology allows vets to view images of the hard structures inside the body, such as the bones, joints, skull and spine. From careful analysis of the images, the vet can detect any abnormalities that indicate an injury or disease condition. Based on x-rays and other testing the veterinarian can then provide appropriate treatment.
Ultrasound is another technology that has become a valuable tool for vets in their diagnosis of illness and injury in patients. Ultrasound uses sound waves, which bounce off soft tissues inside the body and create echoes, which are then translated into a digital image seen on a computer screen. Veterinarians can carefully analyze these images to detect changes in shape and size that may indicate a problem.
Make Evans East Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in Denver
The veterinarians and team at Evans East Animal Hospital use their training and experience to help their patients in Denver, CO and surrounding areas maintain good health throughout life. We offer a broad range of services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, spay and neuter surgery, dental care, pharmacy services, urgent care and home visits.
Call Evans East Animal Hospital today at (303) 757-7881 for an appointment to learn about the many diagnostic measures we use to help us keep patients healthy and active.