Diagnostics

Has your pet been acting unusual?  Are you concerned that an illness or injury may be to blame?

When people get sick or hurt, they go to the doctor, explain their symptoms and receive the appropriate care. With pets, it’s not always this straightforward. Because our animal companions can’t speak, they can’t tell us when something is bothering them. What’s more, many animals are able to hide the signs of illness for long periods of time. All the while, the condition is able to develop and worsen.

In cases such as these, we rely on veterinary diagnostics to get the answers we need. These tools and technologies allow us to conduct an in-depth evaluation of your loved one’s health, both externally and internally. By gathering a complete picture of your pet’s condition, we’re better able to diagnose and treat health problems in a timely manner. Faster diagnosis of illness and injury can vastly improve the chances of a positive outcome for your companion. Live Oak Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer a wide array of diagnostic services to better manage the ongoing health of our patients.

 

In-House Laboratory

Our hospital features an on-site diagnostic laboratory, which makes it fast and efficient to run a wide variety of tests. In many cases, we can have results within just minutes. This means we can have a treatment plan in place before you and your companion even leave the exam room. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis and other tests in-house is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence. Laboratory work is also available for routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care.

 

Advanced Imaging

In some instances, a physical exam and lab work simply aren’t enough to effectively assess your pet’s condition. That’s why we also offer advanced imaging services. These tools, such as x-rays, allow us to look inside your pet’s body and learn precisely what’s ailing him or her. We can use imaging to evaluate the bones and internal organs, identifying injuries, diagnosing illness and determining its severity. Images can be analyzed by our doctors in real-time or shared electronically with specialists if necessary.

If your animal family member has been acting a bit out of sorts lately, don’t take chances. Give us a call right away. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and get that guy or gal back on the path to good health again.

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    • Lottie LouiseLottie Louise

      Thank you so much to LOVH, you were so wonderful. My parents were traveling by boat from Florida to Morehead City, when their Chesapeake Retriever developed a bladder infection. The Vet got him in within 6hours, saw us the second we walked into the clinic. She was lovely, Blue is a nervous dog and he didn’t stop wagging his tail! The Vet gave us all the paperwork form his tests to give to their local vet when they returned home. Can’t recommend them enough! Thank you!

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    • Catie DoddCatie Dodd

      Love the whole staff. Our dog actually has fun and looks forward to going! Super easy and quick about scheduling appointments. Love that they call to check in after major appointments.

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    • Robin Russell HeldRobin Russell Held

      Doc Susan Loyd & her staff have provided 18 yrs of great care for all 3 of our pups. They follow up with a call to check on us all. Dog "Bandit" actually enjoys going for his Doctor visits!

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    • Jimmy WoodallJimmy Woodall

      These folks are nice to deal with and do a good job in my opinion.

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    • Leighann F. CordellLeighann F. Cordell

      I went there today to take my dog, they are very nice and caring. They were great with my dog who is very hard to handle since she bounces off the wall. We will be going back from now on.

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    • Angela DorriesAngela Dorries

      Cholia the chihuahua was attacked by two unmonitored Mastiffs and Dr. Susan saved her leg! Cho was rushed to Beaufort immediately and Susan dropped what she was doing to assist in a time of need. The hospital is a clean and updated facility, which I would highly recommend her services!

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    • Trudy RiceTrudy Rice

      Many thanks to Dr. Lloyd and her staff for the special care that they gave to our precious cat, Louis when he was so sick . We will never forget their care and compassion. Thank you so much for being there for Louis.

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