Expert Veterinary Care at Colonial Manor Animal Hospital
Since Colonial Manor Animal Hospital opened its doors in 1975, our goal has been to serve pets and their human families in the Homer Glen area with thoughtful and detailed care, treating their pets as the valued members of the family that we know they are. Providing the best veterinary care is our priority and our honor, and our animal hospital believes that the highest quality care comes from the most accurate and careful diagnosis. That’s why our full-service care includes an especially comprehensive diagnostics department. We want to be able to give you answers to your concerns about your pet as soon and as thoroughly as possible with an on-site laboratory and state-of-the-art diagnostics tools.
Diagnostic Services Your Homer Glen Veterinarian Offers
An in-house diagnostic laboratory means timely results which do not need to change hands or travel between offices. Our laboratory performs full blood and serum panels, measuring red and white blood cells which indicate the presence of infection, anemia, and signs of organ function. Heartworm tests detect the presence of these dangerous parasites, which are spread via mosquito bites and can eventually cause serious illness and death. The urinalysis panel, which looks closely at urine chemistry, reveals valuable information about the kidneys and bladder and tests for the presence of crystals, which can be deadly. Stool testing puts fecal particles under a microscope, exposing any parasite, dried blood, and signs of problems in the gastrointestinal tract.
Colonial Manor Animal Hospital also offers ultrasound services. An ultrasound machine sends sound waves through your pet’s system, which painlessly and non-invasively gives a clear picture of fluid sacs, soft tissue, and these types of organs which aren’t shown in detail on x-rays. Using ultrasound also allows the veterinarian to see movement within the body in order to watch internal processes as they happen.
Our animal hospital uses digital radiography to get detailed images of bones and internal organs by passing a safe amount of radiation through the body. Seeing the kind of detail provided by these modalities takes the guesswork out of diagnosing an illness or injury. Taking advantage of the most recent developments in technology, images are now retained digitally and can be pulled up right away instead of spending time developing them through old photography methods.
Another test our clients can benefit from is our video endoscopy service, which sends a fiber-optic probe into your pet’s system to retrieve valuable video images showing organ function and bodily processes.
Pet parents in Homer Glen, IL bring their pets to our full-service animal hospital with an all-inclusive diagnostic testing center right here on site. Take advantage of this and other benefits and make an appointment for your pet today!