In addition to a physical examination, our veterinarians at Total Care Veterinary Hospital & Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital use blood tests and other laboratory work to better assess your pet’s health. These blood tests give us a "baseline" of what is normal for your pet.
Blood tests are very valuable in the early detection of diseases in pets. Studies have shown that 25% of dogs and cats over the age of 10 have a treatable disease that is not causing symptoms.
Subtle changes in these tests over time may signal the presence of underlying disease. We recommend that dogs and cats have blood and other laboratory testing done every year during their wellness exam.
At Total Care Veterinary Hospital & Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital, our radiology department has an in-house x-ray which allows us to quickly diagnose problems not found by physical examination or blood testing.
Issues we can look for include, but are not limited to:
We can also take radiographs of the skeletal system, spine, heart, lungs, abdomen, and skull.
Once testing is complete, our veterinary team will review the results and make a diagnosis. In some cases, anesthesia is used so we can make sure we get the best and most clear view of the problem area. If your pet requires more, we also offer surgical and ultrasound services.
Veterinary ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging tool that uses sound waves to create images of the inside of an animal's body. This noninvasive procedure is used to detect and diagnose a variety of conditions, including pregnancy, organ diseases, and cancer.
Ultrasounds are safe and effective tools used to diagnose many medical conditions in animals. They are a versatile and relatively inexpensive procedure and often used in combination with other diagnostic tools for more accurate results.
Benefits of Ultrasound Diagnostics
There are a variety of chronic and inflammatory skin conditions that can affect dogs and cats, but some are more common than others. Just like humans, pets can suffer from painful and irritating skin conditions, usually falling into one of three categories: allergies, infections, and parasites.
Our veterinarians have the experience and diagnostic tools to differentiate between the various conditions associated with pet skin conditions. This allows for a more accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment.
1578 Skeet Club Road
High Point, NC 27265
633 McDonald Court
High Point, NC 27260