Pet Diagnostics and Internal Medicine in Waynesboro
Your pet can’t tell you when they're not feeling well. Thus, our veterinarians have a responsibility to identify and diagnose illness in pets. Due to the biological instincts of their wild ancestors, dogs and cats will try to hide signs of pain and sickness. At Animal Hospital of Waynesboro, we use digital X-ray, ultrasound, in-house testing, external laboratories, and on-site EKG services to uncover the mysteries of your pet’s health and diagnose (and treat) their problems sooner.
Types of Pet Health Problems We Work With
Our team helps in treating and managing a wide variety of health conditions in pets, including:
- Cushing’s Disease
- Hyperthyroid and hypothyroid
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
How We Apply Our Pet Diagnostic Tools
With our in-house diagnostic lab, we can run many different tests to detect diseases early and better understand your pet’s condition. Blood tests can show evidence of infection and other values indicating a change in your pet’s baseline. Additionally, we can test urine samples to evaluate urinary tract health and other problems. For more specialized workups, we turn to commercial laboratories.
- Serum chemistry
- Blood chemistry
- CBC (complete blood count)
- Parasite testing (roundworm, heartworm disease, Lyme disease, etc.)
Digital X-ray uses less radiation than film X-ray and allows us to take high-quality X-ray images quickly. With X-ray, we can do an internal exam of the bones, joints, heart, and lungs. An X-ray can alert us to a foreign body in your pet’s stomach or intestines, broken bones, tumors, and other issues.
Ultrasound uses sound waves instead of radiation to create an image of your pet’s internal systems. We can evaluate the soft tissue organs in better detail and while they are in motion, so we can check their function as well.
EKG stands for “electrocardiogram.” It involves placing electrodes on the skin to monitor the heart’s electrical activity and measure how fast the heart beats.
Great visit, as always! Super efficient front desk staff, always so friendly…one of the reasons I love this animal hospital! Dr. Ward was excellent, I really enjoyed her thorough explanation of what was going on with my dog and her bedside manner. I left feeling calm and prepared!
AHW is wonderful. The vets and staff are friendly and professional. The care our dogs receive is the best we've ever had. We wouldn't take them anywhere else. Thank you to everyone at AHW for all that you do!
Best service and the most friendly people! Our doctor was awesome and our boy is happy and healthy!
This was the pups first visit to the clinic. They came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint! The Dr was great and the tech took the two under her wing and showed them off to staff and others and even gave them a complimentary nail trim! I am really looking forward to becoming a long term client! Excellent!
Everyone at AHW is helpful and knowledgeable. I always feel my fur baby is getting the best care possible!
Dr. Weeks has been absolutely amazing with our dog. The care she gave him went way beyond what I expected. I was surprised at the fact that she was the one to call and keep us informed about everything going on. I've never experienced that at any other vet. I have to say the cost of everything was very fair in my opinion. We would like to thank Dr. Weeks and the Animal Hospital of Waynesboro for everything.
We have been a client for over 20 years and would not trust another veterinarian to take care of our pets. The team is the very best!
Your team is great! So glad we have you in town.
AHW is wonderful. The vets and staff are friendly and professional. The care our dogs receive is the best
we've ever had. We wouldn't take them anywhere else. Thank you to everyone at AHW for all that you
Everything is so well coordinated from appointment reminders to check-in, to efficient and welcoming vet tech interaction, to expert and friendly vet consult, to bloodwork, to check out. Seamless. Just incredible considering relentless pandemic issues and weather. The folks at AHW really put their whole hearts into genuinely caring for pets and working as a highly coordinated team. Wow!
Everyone from the front desk to the vet technicians to the doctor were amazing! We love this practice and appreciate Dr. Lorenz and all the care he has given all our animals, past and present!!
Great job as always! Dr. Lorenz, the receptionists, and the technicians are very helpful, caring, and friendly. Our senior pup, Abby, had some health issues this year, and she received the best care from Dr. Lorenz and his staff. Thank you for your excellent service!
Dr. Fulton and the whole staff are wonderful!
Y’all are just the best! Your whole team is friendly, courteous, and helpful. Pros and cons are explained about possible treatments. Very pleased!
We are continually impressed with the level of care given to our pets. Any issue is addressed, every question is answered and we couldn’t be happier with Dr. Reinhard and the support staff as well.