Has your pet been acting unusual? Are you concerned that an illness or injury may be to blame?

When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, on the other hand, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness for long periods of time. All the while, the condition is able to develop and worsen.

In cases such as these, we rely on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in depth evaluation of your pet’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your companion. Animal Hospital of Richmond offers a full array of routine and advanced diagnostic services.

Laboratory Services

Our hospital has a close working relationship with Antech Diagnostic Laboratories, a trusted, reliable and reputable provider of diagnostic testing services. They provide dedicated courier service twice daily to pick up lab samples and deliver timely results. In many instances, we can have the answers we need within just a few hours.

The benefit of working with this world-class laboratory is two-fold – unsurpassed quality control and access to hundreds of veterinary specialists. Our doctors are able to consult with these specialists as needed, ensuring optimal patient care with every test. Additionally, our clients are allowed to seek a second opinion from any of the renowned Antech specialists free of charge, provided they perform the lab work. This is something our doctors take full advantage of.

Advanced Imaging

In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced digital imaging services. These tools, such as x rays and ultrasound, allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s ailing him or her. Better quality images mean more accurate diagnoses and improved patient outcomes. Additionally, images can be analyzed by our doctors in real time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.

If your pet has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give the experienced team at Animal Hospital of Richmond a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.