Diagnostics

Has your pet been acting unusual?  Are you concerned that an illness or injury may be to blame?

When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness for long periods of time. All the while, the condition is able to develop and worsen.

In cases such as these, Creature Comforts Animal Hospital relies on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pet’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your companion.

 

In-House Laboratory

Our hospital features an on-site diagnostic laboratory, which makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results within just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your loved one even leave the exam room. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis and other tests in-house is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence. Laboratory work is also available for routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care.

 

Advanced Imaging

In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced imaging services. These tools, such as x-rays and ultrasound/echocardiogram, allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s ailing him or her. We can use imaging to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity. Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.

 

If your furry, feathered or scaly family member has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get your best friend back on the path to good health again.

 

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    • Linda McdonaldLinda Mcdonald

      Great Staff, wonderful place to take your pets. My son Michael Sheaffer and I will be taking all the rest if our fur Babies there from now on!

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    • Melany Kimbler FarrMelany Kimbler Farr

      Huckleberry loves going to Creature Comforts! He gets excited as soon as we pull in the parking lot. He loves Uncle Mike, Dr. Paul, and everyone! He's a handful and they always take such good care of him and are patient with him even when he a spastic bundle of energy. We have boarded him here several times when out of town and it's always great. We love Creature Comforts!

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    • Mandy YorkMandy York

      They were wonderful in taking care of my ferret Smokey. Unfortunately my cat Lil Bit had to be put down there a few days ago. They were so great in doing what they could for her and then letting me know when it was time to say goodbye instead of running up vet costs. They made saying goodbye easy possible. I will continue to use them for my pet care!

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    • Chuck CokerChuck Coker

      They handle the most sensitive and painful issues we face with our pets in a caring and kind manner.

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    • Margaret GoodmanMargaret Goodman

      Thank you to Dr. Paul & Natalie. Your care & compassion amazing.

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    • Lori NitzschkeLori Nitzschke

      They took awesome care of my cat Splash and answered all my questions. Everyone was super nice and Dr. Boland was great! Thank you!

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    • Arthur AndMartha BrannonArthur AndMartha Brannon

      Creature Comfort is the best place for some
      TLC given to our four legged members of our family.

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