Mobile Lab Diagnostics
We all do our best to keep our pets healthy with wellness and preventative care. Sometimes, illness and medical problems happen regardless of preventative measures. Unfortunately, our pets don’t have the ability to tell us when they feel sick, experience pain, or suffer from other uncomfortable symptoms. It’s up to us to observe changes in their behavior, like a loss of appetite, unusual vocalization, or decreased energy, and determine the underlying cause of sickness using veterinary diagnostics.
Lab Diagnostic Services with Capital Home Veterinary Care
An ultrasound uses sound waves to record a moving image of the structures inside your pet’s body — kind of like a moving x-ray. Ultrasound allows our veterinarian to observe the function of your pet’s circulatory system and other internal structures in real time. Ultrasounds can also be used to detect and determine the nature of any tumors, growths, or foreign objects which your pet might have ingested.
An EKG reads the electric pulses of your pet’s heart. Veterinarians use EKGs to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias, heart disease, and other cardiac problems or abnormalities.
Doppler Blood Pressure
Our mobile clinic is fully equipped to read your pet’s blood pressure. An abnormal reading could be an indicator of a number of health concerns.
A pulse oximeter quickly reads your pet’s blood-oxygen level and pulse.
We use a highly qualified reference laboratory that is fully equipped to provide full blood chemistry tests and urinalysis to assist in diagnosing and screening our pet patients. Our reference laboratory provides accurate results with a quick turnaround.
Diagnosis and Treatment in the Comfort of Your Own Home
When pets aren’t feeling well (and it’s not an emergency), the last thing they need is the stress of leaving the comfort and safety of a familiar environment to travel to the veterinary hospital. For your convenience and your pet’s, Capital Home Veterinary Care provides diagnostic services on your doorstep. Our mobile clinic and reference laboratory are fully equipped to assist our veterinary professionals with quickly diagnosing sick pets. Once a diagnosis has been reached, we can also prescribe and provide medications to treat your pet’s symptoms and illness from our mobile pharmacy.
If your pet has not been acting like him or herself and you suspect he or she could be sick, we encourage you to schedule a sick pet house call right away.