Examination is the first piece of your pet’s health puzzle. We begin a medical assessment by looking at your pet’s eyes, ears, and skin and checking his or her cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. The next piece is to perform blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, such as radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound and biopsy. Once we have a complete picture of your pet’s overall health, we will make recommendations as to the next steps in his or her care.
If at any time you feel your pet appears or is behaving abnormally, please call for an appointment. We are happy to address your concerns.