Pet Diagnostic Services

At Attleboro Veterinary Clinic in Attleboro, MA, our pet diagnostic services accurately diagnose and address health issues promptly, enabling us to provide the best possible care for your furry companions.

Pet Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a pain-free, non-invasive procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time moving image of your pet’s internal organs. Ultrasound is painless and does not require anesthesia or sedation in most cases. This exam is typically performed after blood tests, X-rays, and a physical examination indicates an underlying problem.

Ultrasound allows our Attleboro veterinarians to see things that cannot be visualized with radiographs, including additional detail in the organs and even specific lesions or masses. This ensures we have a thorough picture of your pet’s health and can accurately identify their exact health issues. Ultrasounds are typically not stressful for your pet and take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to perform. We offer cardiac, thoracic, and abdominal ultrasounds for your pet.

Rabbit Having Ultrasound

Pet Radiology

Radiographs (X-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions in your pet. X-rays help assess your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity, and other areas of the body. If a lump or growth is found on your pet during an examination, X-rays can often determine the size, shape, and location of the mass. An X-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect bladder stones, help diagnose heartworm disease, or locate an obstruction or foreign body (a bone, toy, or piece of clothing) in your pet’s intestine or stomach. X-rays are also helpful in diagnosing heart and lung problems and can be used to evaluate hip and elbow dysplasia in dogs.

Attleboro Veterinary Clinic’s x-ray machine produces high-quality radiographs, allowing our veterinarians to diagnose your pet’s medical condition quickly and accurately. In some cases, if we deem it necessary, we will send your pet’s X-rays out to a specialist for further analysis.

When Diagnostic Services Are Needed

Diagnostic services are essential when your pet shows signs of illness or distress. Symptoms such as changes in appetite, lethargy, unexplained weight loss, or unusual behavior warrant immediate diagnostic testing. Diagnostic tests also benefit regular check-ups by detecting underlying conditions that may not be apparent during a physical exam.

Benefits of Timely Diagnostics

Timely diagnostic services can make a significant difference in the treatment and recovery of your pet. Early detection of health issues allows for prompt and effective treatment, often preventing minor issues from becoming severe. Our pet diagnostic services in Attleboro, MA, ensure that your pet receives the care they need without delay, leading to better health outcomes and peace of mind for you.