Veterinarians use various diagnostic tests and procedures to gather information that helps identify a disease or characteristic in a sick animal. This information enables the doctor to identify the disease or disorder and recommend an appropriate treatment to the pet owner. Walnut Grove Animal Clinic has a full array of diagnostic capabilities including X-rays, ultrasound, microscopy, and laboratory analysis of most blood, fecal, and urine tests.
Most of our diagnostic equipment is in-house and available for immediate use. However, we commonly send samples or findings out to various labs that specialize in specific areas. We also consult with specialists such as veterinary oncologists and heart specialists when we determine that their input would help the patient.