Feline Diagnostics:
Count on Our Extensive Knowledge About Cats

Veterinary Diagnostics

Angel working with patient Climber in our diagnostic and treatment area

Our Expertise

We understand the unique health needs of cats. Since we are a “cat-only” practice, the veterinarian is able to focus exclusively on feline medicine when she attends veterinary conferences, participates in webinars, and reads professional journals. This combined with a 25+ year focus on feline-only medicine has enabled her to stay on top of the constantly changing advances in feline medicine and diagnostics.

Our Process

Diagnostics start with a good history, so we listen carefully to our “cat parent” clients as they relay to us what they’ve observed about their cat, and then ask questions that help them fine-tune their observations. This information is then combined with a physical exam and possibly more questions to determine with which diagnostic tools we should start, such as:

  • Blood work
  • Parasite checks
  • Fungal cultures
  • Needle aspirates for fluid analysis or cytology
  • X-rays
  • Surgical biopsy, and more

Per these results, we recommend a treatment plan or occasional referral to one of the many specialists who service Exclusively Cats Veterinary Hospital.

Our Response Is Catered to You and Your Cat’s Needs

If this seems overwhelming to you, don’t worry! We understand that each cat has only so many “kitty minutes” to give to his doctor and we understand that sick cats are often fragile cats (perhaps even grumpy cats). We work quickly and gently with each patient, prioritizing the order in which diagnostic tools are used so we can get a timely diagnosis without putting undue stress on your ailing cat! We also understand that the extent of diagnostic work should always depend on both you and your cat’s feelings on the matter, so we listen and try to help you find the best path to take to ensure your cat has a good quality of life.

Cats are special not only in their great personalities, but also in their special handling needs, in the way that they show that they are ill, in the diseases that they get, and in the way that these problems are treated. Here at Exclusively Cats Veterinary Hospital, we think “cat only,” so we are committed to doing our best to help our patients live long, happy lives with those whom they chose to live—us!

What Our Clients Are Saying...

“ Our cats and I make more than a half-hour one-way drive to see her. She is worth every mile and then some. ”— Margaret M.

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