Understanding Pets Better with Veterinary Diagnostics in Mishawaka, IN

Understanding Pets Better with Veterinary Diagnostics in Mishawaka, IN

The difficult thing about veterinary medicine is that pets cannot speak for themselves. They can’t tell us where they hurt or how they feel. A physical examination alone is sometimes not enough to fully assess your pet’s health. At Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic in Mishawaka, Indiana, we use advanced veterinary diagnostics to give pets a voice and gain a better understanding of their health.

Pet X-Rays

Our digital X-ray machines produce detailed images of your pet’s skeleton and internal structures.

With X-ray, we’re able to:

  • Evaluate for dental disease
  • Locate ingested foreign objects
  • Assess fractures
  • Identify organ disease
  • And so much more

Since we use digital radiography rather than traditional film X-rays, your pet benefits from reduced exposure to radiation, a faster X-ray experience, and highly detailed digital images that we can easily email to you or to specialists for an expert opinion.

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Ultrasound for Dogs and Cats

Ultrasound uses sound waves to create a live, 2D picture on a screen. The image helps us see your pet’s organs in action so we can more readily identify functionality problems. Additionally, we can obtain biopsy samples using ultrasound which we can then test for abnormalities (such as cancer).

Ultrasound helps us evaluate:

  • Organ health
  • Abnormal masses
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Pregnancies
  • And more

In-House Veterinary Laboratory

Having an in-house lab allows us to perform diagnostic work-ups quickly so we can start developing a treatment plan. We use our lab frequently for age-appropriate blood work during wellness exams.

Tests we run include:

  • Complete blood counts (CBCs)
  • Blood chemistry panels
  • Fecal exams
  • Urinalysis
  • Skin scrapings
  • Biopsies
  • And more

Veterinary diagnostics help us catch disease earlier and get your pet on a path to recovery sooner. Routine wellness exams are essential to facilitate routine diagnostic work-ups. Schedule your pet’s wellness exam today on our website or by giving us a call at (574) 256-1871.

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