Dr. Evelyn Sagastume, DVM in Pasadena, California is a veterinary doctor who assists families with the care and attention of their pets. She understands the importance of quality diagnostic services when it comes to addressing problems or concerns. She has a wide range of technologies available to assess animals and determine their needs. This includes:
- Laboratory testing
Most laboratory tests are done on-site and families can get results in as little as 20 minutes. Lab work that needs to be sent out for more specialized testing are usually returned within a day or two. This allows our team to know the problem at hand and then develop an appropriate treatment plan based on the needs of the pet.
X-rays are important for diagnosing issues of the skeletal system. They allow us to see the bone structure and address fractures and foreign objects. The x-ray also shows the lungs, heart, bladder, and other organs to look for other suspected issues. At our practice, we use digital x-ray imaging, which is faster and uses less radiation than traditional x-rays. The images are also more precise and clearer, helping in providing effective diagnostics.
Another technology used is ultrasound equipment. Ultrasounds can allow us to look at the organs such as the kidneys and bladder. They provide clear images that can be analyzed and evaluated by our team of veterinary professionals.
Once diagnostics are complete, we speak with the families about the potential treatment options. This may include surgical procedures, changes in diet, or prescription medications. We discuss potential complications and reactions between medications and what to look for in terms of allergic reactions or contraindications.
If you believe your pet needs diagnostic work, we encourage you to book an appointment with Dr. Evelyn Sagastume, DVM today. Her office can be reached by calling (626) 441-1137. we have the state-of-the-art equipment necessary for optimum results and care. We encourage families to schedule visits with our team to learn about everything we offer in our practice.