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When your dog or cat isn’t feeling well, he or she can’t speak to tell you what’s wrong or explain where it hurts. What’s more, many companion animals have a high tolerance for pain, so recognizing the signs that something might be wrong can be difficult. That’s where veterinary diagnostics come into play. These invaluable tools allow our doctors to look below the surface of the skin and determine exactly what’s happening within your pet’s body. Herndon Animal Medical Center utilizes a broad range of diagnostic tools and cutting edge technologies to manage the ongoing health of our patients.
If your companion is sick or hurt, you want answers. You want to know what’s wrong, and more importantly, you want to feel confident that whatever the problem is, it will be promptly addressed in the most effective way possible. First, we’ll thoroughly assess your pet’s symptoms through a comprehensive physical exam. Then we’ll take it one step further, using the latest tools and technology at our disposal to reach an accurate and timely diagnosis.
With many medical conditions, time is of the essence and every moment counts. Our cutting edge diagnostic services and in-house laboratory allow us to uncover precisely what is ailing your pet, quickly and efficiently, improving the chances of a positive outcome. These tools include routine laboratory tests, such as blood work, urinalysis and fecal testing, as well as more advanced and in-depth testing, like digital radiology (x-ray) and ultrasound imaging.
Because our pets can’t communicate, it’s up to us to be their voice and to identify, diagnose and address whatever may be ailing them in a timely and efficient manner. Rest assured that whatever is bothering your pet, at Herndon Animal Medical Center, we’re well-equipped and fully prepared to get to the bottom of it, so we can get them back on the path to good health again as soon as possible. Contact us at 703-435-8777.