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Pet Diagnostics in Watsontown

Caring for Pennsylvania’s Pets Since 1999

At Animal Emergency Center, we care deeply about giving your pet the best care possible. To assist in this mission, we use a variety of advanced veterinary tools to diagnose illnesses, monitor an animal’s disease progression or response to treatment, and screen for the presence of underlying disease in animals that may appear healthy.

Call us at (570) 399-0403 to learn more about our available diagnostic services.

Diagnostic Services You Can Rely On

Our in-house laboratory is equipped with an array of diagnostic tools to efficiently evaluate your pet’s health and determine what kind of treatment or therapy, if any, is required.

We provide the following diagnostics:

  • A complete in-house lab which enables us to perform bloodwork, urinalysis, and cytology.
  • Radiography imaging that allows for internal examination to diagnose fractures, foreign bodies, and other conditions.
  • A CT (computed tomography) Scan, a test that produces multiple images of the inside of the body to view internal organs, soft tissues, blood vessels, and bones.
  • ECG (electrocardiography), a tool that records the electrical and muscular activity of the heart. ECG can be used to check for heart arrhythmias and other abnormalities.
  • Ultrasound, an imaging tool that uses ultrasonic sound waves and echoes to produce an image of a patient’s organs. We use ultrasounds to evaluate soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Fluoroscopy, an imaging technique that uses radiography to obtain images in real-time of the internal structures of a patient, including the skeletal, digestive, and reproductive systems, with an instrument called a fluoroscope.
  • Telemedicine, an option that allows us to send radiographs, ultrasound images, ECG readings, and CT scans to boarded specialists for stat review.

What are the common signs that my pet may need diagnostic testing?

Look out for symptoms such as lethargy, decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and abnormal behavior. If you notice any of these signs, it's essential to seek veterinary care promptly for proper diagnosis and treatment.

How do I prepare my pet for diagnostic procedures?

Depending on the specific test, your veterinarian may provide instructions on fasting or restricting water intake before the procedure. It's crucial to follow these guidelines carefully to ensure accurate results. Additionally, be sure to inform your veterinarian about any medications or supplements your pet is taking.

For a swift, trusted diagnosis and treatment for your pet, contact us today
at (570) 399-0403.

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When An Emergency Happens
  • Here When Your Veterinarian Can't Be

    We are proud to serve our community by being open on nights, weekends, and all major holidays.

  • Two Decades of Caring

    We have been a staple in this community for twenty years, put your loved one's paws in our experienced hands.

  • Handling Emergencies Big and Small

    Whether you have a life-threating emergency on your hands or just don't want until Monday to see your regular vet, we're here to serve you and your pet.

  • Tender Loving Care

    We understand that no one wants to come to an emergency veterinarian, our highly trained staff is here with a compassionate heart to care for you and your pet.

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  • “We talked it out with Dr. Lewis listening to my crying and rationalizing and the final decision was to not let him suffer any longer. We turned around and I will not go into detail about the last moments but they were so compassionate, caring and cognizant”

    - Annette D.
  • “The staff was friendly, professional and very kind and attentive to our sick dog. He was given the proper care and with follow-up from our regular vet recovered from his illness.The staff was friendly, professional and very kind and attentive to our sick d”

    - Jack
  • “We hated having to leave her there for IV medications but they kept me updated throughout the night and took such good care of my baby girl while easing my mind. Thank you all!”

    - Rachel