When people are sick, they simply visit their physician, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate treatment. Diagnosing a health problem in a companion animal isn't always as easy.

Because pets cannot speak to tell us what's bothering them or show us where it hurts, determining the cause of an animal's symptoms can be compared to solving a mystery. In many cases, even a thorough physical exam isn't enough to uncover the cause of your pet's symptoms. When this happens, we turn to veterinary diagnostics to help us get the answers we need.

Sudbury Animal Hospital offers a full spectrum of diagnostic services, from routine blood work and urinalysis to more advanced techniques such as digital x-ray and ultrasound imaging. These invaluable tools allow our experienced doctors to get a glimpse below the surface of the skin so that we can quickly and accurately diagnose and treat whatever may be ailing your pet.

Our hospital is equipped with an in-house diagnostic laboratory, which aids in the fast and accurate retrieval of test results. For many illnesses and injuries, time is of the essence and every moment counts. When we are able to run these important diagnostic tests right in our own clinic, we are able to get answers quickly - often before you and your pet even leave the exam room. The sooner we get to the bottom of the problem, the better the chances of a positive outcome.

We currently work with two board certified veterinary cardiologists, Dr. Paul Kaplan and Dr. Josh Gidlewski, who visit our practice each week to perform our ultrasounds and echocardiograms. They use their skills to gather critical diagnostic information and provide expert advice for proposed treatment plans and recommended follow-up care.

If your pet isn't feeling well and you're not sure what's wrong, we can help. We're well equipped and fully prepared to get to the bottom of whatever is causing your companion's symptoms so we can get them back on the path to good health again as soon as possible.

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