Diagnostic tests help the Doctor to find out if a pet-patient has a specific health condition. In case of a diagnosed disease, the clinical course would be to implement appropriate treatment. For some conditions however, it is essential for the Doctor to know the status of the disease:
Further, diagnostic tests reveal whether the chosen treatment is effective in stopping the progression of the malady.
At, Quinte Animal Hospital, the state-of-the-art equipment allows our Doctors to generate high quality radiographs and accurate laboratory diagnostics.
On one hand, digital radiology enables us to provide you with a timely and comprehensive diagnosis for your pet. It captures details on pet’s bladder, bones, colon, heart, intestines, lungs, prostate, stomach among others.
On the other hand, laboratory diagnostic helps us with tests on: Cushings and/or Addisons Testing, Cytology, Diabetes, Fecal Parasite, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline Leukemia, General Blood Panels, Heartworm, Histopathology (Biopsy), Lyme, Parvovirus, and Urinalysis (Urine Test).
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Quinte Animal Hospital provides diverse anesthesia services for your pet. Through anesthesia, we block sensation…More
Ear-related conditions can be both uncomfortable and painful for your pet. Common signs that will tell you…More
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At Quinte Animal Hospital, we provide our clients access to a modern diagnostic laboratory. Thanks to our…More
Dogs and cats age faster than human beings. As your pet approaches the ‘golden age’ you need to…More
Pets function better at home. Nonetheless, life is unpredictable and your pet might need…More
Routine laboratory tests can uncover underlying medical conditions. This gives your pet’s Doctor invaluable…More
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A pain-free pet is a happy pet. Thus keeping your pet pain-free is an important step towards…More
At Quinte Animal Hospital, we offer routine radiology services. Through these services, our Doctors are able to…More
Spays and Neuters
Many dog and cat owners prefer to spay (removal of the uterus and ovaries) or neuter (removal of the testicles)…More
Dogs and cats’ nutritional needs change as they enter different phases of life. Unquestioningly, obesity is a…More
Urinalysis is an invaluable test in both healthy and sick animals and should be included in routine…More
Like other animals, dogs and cats are susceptible to variety of diseases. Small animals can be protected from…More
Like other animals, dogs and cats are susceptible to variety of diseases. Small animals can be protected from many of these illnesses by known vaccinations.
At Quinte Animal Hospital, our Doctors will be happy to discuss with you about the risks of that your pet might encounter in its life. Further, they will provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
Key vaccines for dogs
Urinalysis is an invaluable test in both healthy and sick animals and should be included in routine comprehensive evaluations. The examination reports the state of the kidneys and urinary system as well as other body systems. Consequently, urinalysis is performed to:
Thanks to our well-equipped Laboratory, our Doctors are able to catch changes in your pet’s renal parameters at early stages. They are able to detect:
Dogs and cats’ nutritional needs change as they enter different phases of life. Unquestioningly, obesity is a common challenge with many pets. Like in humans, being overweight in small animals can have far-reaching consequences as they age. Luckily, with good diet and regular exercises, all pets can live within a healthy weight range.
At Quinte Animal Hospital, we ensure that your pet’s feeding regime is in tune with its lifestyle.
Many dog and cat owners prefer to spay (removal of the uterus and ovaries) or neuter (removal of the testicles) their pets so as to prevent unwanted sexual behaviors and pregnancies as well as to decrease or eliminate the possibility of certain medical conditions at later age. These surgeries are performed after the age of six months.
Equipped with state-of-the-art surgical tools, our hospital performs spays and neuters on regular bases. Like other surgical interventions, these procedures are performed under general anesthesia. Importantly, pain management protocols are observed to guarantee your pet's comfort.
At Quinte Animal Hospital, we offer routine radiology services. Through these services, our Doctors are able to detect signs of impending maladies and/or existing sicknesses.
Such medical conditions are:
A pain-free pet is a happy pet. Thus keeping your pet pain-free is an important step towards maintaining its quality of life.
At Quite Animal Hospital, our Doctors use a multi-modal approach to pain management. Thus, they use anti-inflammatories, local anesthetics, and general anesthetics in order to effectively deal with pain. Throughout, our goal is to prevent acute pain from becoming chronic pain. Consequently, pain-management protocols are important ingredients of all invasive procedures like surgeries.
Our Doctors design a personalized pain management plan depending on your pet's needs and medical conditions.
Pets go missing daily. The tragedy of unknowing where your pet has gone can be very stressful.
Thanks to modern technology, our Doctors are able to alleviate this challenge. They do so by implanting a microchip underneath your pet’s skin. The chip carries your pet’s vital information and can be scanned by any veterinary clinic, humane society and animal control office to access the animal’s database. Thus, microchipping is an effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval in case it gets lost.
Routine laboratory tests can uncover underlying medical conditions. This gives our Doctors invaluable insights on the overall health of your pet. Illnesses can thus be caught early enough.
Quinte Animal Hospital is equipped with modern in-house Laboratory that enables us undertake timely and comprehensive diagnostic tests on all body fluids (ear swabs, blood, urine) and other samples (feces). These kinds of analyses are crucial with pets in need of immediate and/or emergency treatment.
Pets function better at home. Nonetheless, life is unpredictable and your pet might need hospitalization in order to be treated. At Quinte Animal Hospital, each in-patient is offered an individual kennel within the facility. The pet-patient is closely monitored by technicians and Doctors throughout their stay. As a matter of policy, we encourage frequent visits by the family to provide comfort to the hospitalized pet. We also use these visitations to update you of the status of your pet.
Once your pet’s health is stabilized and the patient is ready to go home, your Doctor will give you both verbal and written follow-up instructions. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled before you leave the hospital.
Cats and dogs age faster than human beings. As your pet approaches the ‘golden age’ you need to watch-out for potential old-age health problems. At this age, your pet requires special care so as to identify any potential health issues early enough. The earlier you identify these issues, the easier it gets to deal with them.
Through our Senior Service Plan, we are better placed to offer your seniour pet the most appropriate geriatric medicine. From a general viewpoint, our Doctors recommend certain screening tests. These tests enable them to provide a timely diagnosis of the common diseases that affect older pets.
At Quinte Animal Hospital, we provide our clients access to a modern diagnostic laboratory. Thanks to our advanced equipment, we perform blood cell counts, chemistry panels (liver, kidney, and pancreatic enzyme function tests), glucose, and electrolytes.
At one stage in life, you might need to make the hard, - but humane -, choice to put your aging or ill pet to sleep. Deciding to euthanize a beloved pet and companion is one of the most difficult decisions a pet owner has to make. You may have questions:
These questions require a consultation with a Doctor.
At Quinte Animal Hospital, we use a combination of methods when determining whether your pet is suffering. Then, we review all possibilities available that can improve the quality of your pet's life. Throughout, we endeavour to give you the best information and services to enable you make the best decision about your beloved friend. We furnish you with medical facts that help you and your family feel more at peace with what's going to happen. Where necessary and appropriate, we make time for the family to say goodbye. During the procedure, our Doctors ensure a peaceful and pain-free release of your pet-friend from suffering.
Ear-related conditions can be both uncomfortable and painful for your pet. Common signs that will tell you that you pet is due for an ear check-up include:
Our hospital offers thorough ear examinations to ensure your pet enjoys a healthy life. We do this by examining the entire ear canal and the ear drum. We also test samples to check for inflammation and the presence of mites, bacteria and yeast. This enables us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis about your pet.
Quinte Animal Hospital provides diverse anesthesia services for your pet. Through anesthesia, we block sensation, before performing medical procedures that require your pet to be unconscious. While under anesthesia, our pet-patients are constantly monitored by visually assessing reflexes and listening to the heart and lungs.
State-of-the-art equipment is used to track body temperature, blood pressure, level of blood oxygen and heart rhythm. Throughout, our well trained technicians work in collaboration with your pet Doctor to ensure a stress-free operation.
Just like human beings, dogs and cats can have allergies to common environmental factors. They can also have allergic reactions to some ingredients in their food. Here are some signs that your pet may be suffering from an allergy:
At Quinte Animal Hospital, we offer services to address all dog and cat allergies. If you suspect that your pet could be having an allergic reaction, please contact us to schedule for a consultation and examination. After testing, we will be able to advice you on the appropriate medication and/or diet to restore your pet’s healthy life.