Here at Asquith Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer microscopy for our patients.
Veterinary medicine is constantly changing and growing. New diagnostic tools are making it easier to figure out what is wrong with our patients. Even with all of the changes, microscopes are still very important to help diagnose patients.
Microscopes have many uses in veterinary medicine. When we do a fecal exam, we use them to look for eggs of intestinal parasites. They are helpful for diagnosing ear problems. By looking at a slide, we can check for ear mites, bacterial infections, and yeast infections.
Using a microscope can be quite useful for diagnosing skin infections. By looking at a slide, we can rule out different forms of mites such as scabies and demodex. We can also see if a patient has a bacterial or yeast infection.
When your pet has a lump, we may perform a fine needle aspiration. We will use a needle to pull cells out of the lump to identify them. We can diagnose fatty lumps just by looking at the cells under the microscope, though we may send more complicated samples to the laboratory.
Once your pet is properly diagnosed, we can treat him or her with the right medications, allowing him or her to feel better quickly.
If you have any questions about microscopy, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (02) 9477 1349.