Medical Assessment

A complete medical assessment begins with a thorough physical examination whereby your pet’s eyes, ears, teeth, skin, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and skeletal system are examined for any abnormalities. Based on our findings during the physical examination, diagnostic tests such as bloodwork and urinalysis may be performed as necessary in order to assess the how your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas and endocrine system are functioning. Depending on your pet’s condition and the current medical problem, we may recommend further diagnostic tests such as radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (an internal ‘camera’ that allows us to visualize the gastrointestinal and respiratory pathways), ultrasound or surgery. All of these diagnostic tests may be performed within our hospital.