Pet Diagnostics & Internal Medicine

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 Health Problems We Work With

Our team helps in treating and managing a wide variety of health conditions in pets, including:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Cushing’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Hyperthyroid and hypothyroid
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
Vets in our diagnostics lab: Pet Diagnostics in Waynesboro

What is Internal Medicine?

Internal medicine is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases (like those listed above) in the body. Pets are not much different from people in this way—they are just as prone to diseases as we are.

At our animal hospital, we can provide complete diagnostic workups and develop effective treatments for many medical cases. For more complicated cases, we may refer patients to an internal medicine specialist.

How We Apply Our Diagnostic Tools

Vet examining a dog: Pet Diagnostics in Waynesboro

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
  • Urinalysis
  • 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.

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I love Animal Hospital of Waynesboro and would recommend them to anyone who needs a doctor for their four legged babies. I truly don't think there's a better veterinary practice in the Shenandoah Valley. - JULIE B.

Great service. The doctors are gentle and really care for Jenny. - BRIAN & DAWN R.

They are the best and they have such compassion for their patients. - Susie B.

You have always treated my animal family with love and care and kindness that way I tell everyone about you guys. - ALICE H.

Everyone here is wonderful! They genuinely care for my dog and take great care of him. They really go the extra mile to make you feel like your part of their family. - Amy M.

We are loving the new facility and we have always loved the care shown to our pup. Thank you for what you do! - KALA/THOMAS D.

Love this animal hospital. Would only go here for all my animals and even told friends and family to go here because of the doc. And vet tech are awesome.- BARBARA & H. LEE D.

We always have a great experience at Animal Hospital. They truly care and take an interest in our pets.- HANNAH & JOSEPH W.

They are always very attentive to the patient and always explains everything so we easily understand.- VIRGIL & SUSAN P.

Hunter is very wary of people due to his being a rescue dog that was abused. The staff at Waynesboro animal Hospital won him over, and took excellent care of him.- STEVE & GINNY D.

Being a visitor and this not being my regular veterinarian, I can't say enough good things about Dr. Lorenz and Kim! The knowledge, care, compassion, and time was outstanding. This sets a new standard to the way veterinarian medicine should be practiced! Thank you so much!
- JILL V.

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