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…

    • Renee Bernardi

      A big thank you to Dr. Paxton for agreeing to be Tessa’s new vet and participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. We moved to Michigan from Indiana just over 2 years ago and have been struggling to find a vet willing to participate which meant driving 3 1/2 hours each way once a year to our former vet. Dr. Paxton and his staff are wonderful. So glad I can finally say I have a vet I can trust my fur babies with.

    • Rebecca Murphy

      Such a caring staff and doctors. They genuinely love animals and are so compassionate. After my dear cat Jade died at age 19, they sent me a condolence package - her paw prints in plaster & a little keepsake bottle with a lock of her hair. It came as a complete surprise about a week after she passed. Warmed my ♥️ more than I can express.

    • 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.

    • Shawn Bennett

      Wonderful staff. Nola could not possibly have been in better hands.

    • 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.

    • Jacklyn Osgood

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

    • Laura Piacentini

      I can’t thank the staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington enough. We brought our boy Henrik to you while camping at the state park and you got us in right away and were so great with him. He is usually terrified at the vet and has a lot of anxiety but he LOVED the staff there and was very calm the whole time. Thank you for making us out of towners feel right at home.