Diagnostics

When our animal family members aren’t feeling well or have suffered an injury, it can be difficult to determine what’s wrong. Because animals can’t speak to tell us what’s bothering them or explain where it hurts, it’s up to us to become their voice and get to the bottom of whatever is ailing them as quickly as possible to improve the chances of a positive outcome. We achieve this goal through the use of veterinary diagnostics. These tools allow our veterinarians to get a glimpse inside your pet’s body so they can quickly identify, diagnose and treat the problem in a timely manner.

Our veterinarians use a broad range of diagnostic tools, from blood work to urinalysis to digital radiographs, to help manage our patients’ ongoing health. Beyond a thorough physical exam, we use modern techniques and cutting edge technology to further determine the cause of your companion’s clinical signs. With many medical conditions, time is of the essence. We’ll do what it takes to swiftly and accurately achieve a diagnosis so we can work toward developing an appropriate treatment plan as efficiently and effectively as possible.

If your pet is sick or you suspect he or she has been injured in some way, don’t hesitate to bring them in for a diagnostic workup. We’ll work hard to get to the bottom of the problem so we can get your companion back on the path to good health again as soon as possible.

  • What our clients have to say…

    • Brad Pinkerton

      Thank you to the staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington and especially Dr Paxton. We had no choice but to put our beloved Jasmine to sleep due to her condition. It was amongst the worst day of our lives. Dr Paxton and his wonderful staff treated us with the ultimate compassion and patience. The office even followed up within a few days later with a signed condolence card, a cast of her paw prints and a bottle with a bit of her fur. Janni and I are forever indebted to the kindness they showed to us. I HIGHLY recommend this office to anyone needing vet care for their pets.

    • Tina Rommell

      We love you all. Thank you for taking such great care of my dog.

    • Karlene Hintz Boeve

      ‘Five Stars’ for Dr Paxton as he is a caring, knowledgeable, experienced professional! I had an in-depth conversation around the benefits of Cytopoint injections for my Westie with seasonal dermatitis. Success! Cytopoint was the solution to measurable relief.
      Also I want to share my thoughts on Euthanasia for an aggressive, violent dog. If your veterinarian recommends euthanasia, you should give it serious consideration. Some dogs are not wired correctly. The safety of children, family, & community should be the priority over an aggressive dog. Don’t wait for a disaster to transpire. My family has suffered do to non action of our neighbors aggressive dog.

    • Heather Lange

      They took great care of my dogs my 1 1/2 yr old mix got fixed and I was nervous they didn’t mind me keep calling to ask questions and was great with our German Shepard will always use them and they are affordable

    • Venisa Peterson

      they took wonderful care with my puppy and explained everything

    • Kathy Ann

      We are very happy with all of the staff. They are all friendly, knowledgeable and answer questions.

    • Rebecca Makowski

      I’ve experienced nothing but excellent care from Dr. Deines and Dr. Paxton and staff. From emergency visits to routine care and end of life decisions, they’ve been compassionate and trustworthy at every step. Any questions I’ve had, they discuss with me and make sure I understand. I highly recommend choosing their team to trust with your loved ones.