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…

    • 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.

    • Greg Mary Vukovich

      We would like to thank Dr. Steve and Dr. Leslie for being there for CB with excellent care.. Dr. Steve was there from the beginning and he made CB's transition at the end very peaceful and easy for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we are forever gratelful!!!!

    • 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.

    • Jill Lyn

      Just want to say The Vet did an amazing job. She was Awesome. She answered all our questions and was wonderful. They vet tech was amazing too. Thank you for taking care of my baby..

    • Jen Ely

      We've been taking our dogs here for the least 10+ years and they are compassionate and caring with our pets and very informative when special care is needed. Truly grateful they are our vet.

    • Tina Rommell

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

    • Jacklyn Osgood

      Dr.'s Paxton and all the employees are professionals. Your furry friends will be getting excellent care. Totally recommend.