Pet Diagnostics in Alpena, MI: A Deeper Understanding of Health
With so many advancements in the last few decades in veterinary medicine, we are now able to understand much more of your pet’s health than we ever could before. Pet diagnostic technology, especially, has allowed us to better evaluate and therefore better treat illness and injury. At Sunrise Veterinary Services, we use the latest laboratory and x-ray technology for advanced veterinary care.
Why Might Your Pet Need Advanced Diagnostic Work?
Veterinarians use pet diagnostics to confirm the diagnosis of certain illnesses, get a better idea of how severe an injury might be, and examine the skeletal structure, among other things. One of the more regular uses we find for lab work includes pre-anesthetic bloodwork. Before every surgery, we strongly recommend bloodwork to confirm that your pet hasn’t had any changes to their health that could affect anesthesia. At Sunrise Veterinary Services, we frequently use both laboratory work as well as digital x-ray technology for a variety of situations.
We frequently use lab work for:
- Testing for parasites with fecal exams
- Assessing kidney and organ health with urinalysis
- Examining skin cells for abnormalities with cytology
- Diagnosing diseases with blood chemistry panels
- And much more!
Our digital x-ray technology allows us to get detailed images of your dog and cat’s internal structures including bone and even organs. We use x-rays for:
- Examining broken bones or fractures
- Analyzing organs for disease
- Locating an ingested foreign object
- Checking for kidney or bladder stones
- And more!
- Checking for pregnancy,
- Monitoring bladder wall thickness,
- Finding bladder stones,
- Finding masses on internal organs,
- Checking for fluid in the chest or abdomen
We brought our cat Maizey in for a wellness check and immunizations this morning. The office staff were so nice! Dr. LaCross and Ruth were so gentle with Maizey and were so sweet to her. The services were very affordable. You need to stop by just to say hello to their "Greeter Cats"
Professional and friendly. They treat my fur babies like their own. Very thorough and willing to speak to you about everything.
I came here with my cat and am so happy that I did! They all care so much and are very affordable.
I always get 5 star service. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
The staff is the absolute best!!!
I would rate five stars in all aspects of the visit very pleased with the great service and prices! Thank you
We love Dr. Heidi! Her enthusiasm is infectious; her love of all living things very apparent. She is gentle and kind with my kitty boys, encouraging and respectful to me. It is very much appreciated!
Staff is always friendly, compassionate and helpful. The doctors are gentle, thorough and knowledgeable. We always leave knowing our pets have been well cared for and we are so grateful for the manner in which they not only care for our fur babies but also the manner in which they care for us.
The staff was AMAZING. They went above and beyond. I would highly recommend this veterinarian practice to anybody looking for a good place to take your pet.
It's the feeling of being with family (the ones you like), safe & trusting. I wouldn't consider taking our two boys anywhere else! Thank you to the doctors and professional staff at Sunrise Vet.
I have never met more compassionate or caring staff in a veterinary office until I went to Sunrise. They really care about the animals they treat as well as their owners! Kudos to you all!