Using Diagnostics To Treat Your Pet

The most thorough physical exam may not be enough for us to determine your pet’s health status. Our ability to detect internal problems will be limited unless we use one or more of our diagnostics tools. Therefore, the logical next step following your pet’s examination is to take a more in-depth approach to finding answers. At Belton Small Animal Clinic, our skilled doctors and technicians are experienced in using laboratory and imaging equipment to detect elusive health problems.

Due to our patients’ numerous and varied health needs, we can perform a number of diagnostic tests to address specific issues. Furthermore, we can obtain reliable results over a short period to benefit urgent cases.

Pet Diagnostics in Belton
Pet X-Ray in Belton

Digital & Dental X-ray

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Our digital X-ray equipment combines speed, clarity and greater safety to create less stressful experiences for pets, and better results for our team. X-ray is especially effective in showing us images of your pet’s bones, joints and heart, and can reveal tumors or foreign bodies in the abdominal cavity. Furthermore, we can diagnose orthopedic and cardiac issues, along with pulmonary disease, urinary tract disease and cancer.

Our dental X-ray equipment enables us to study the oral cavity in greater detail, and identify issues below the gum line and in the surrounding bone. 

Pet Ultrasound in Belton

Ultrasound

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Certain cases may require us to recommend an ultrasound exam for your pet. By emitting high-frequency soundwaves, our ultrasound equipment can create a moving, real-time image of the internal organs. Ultrasound is highly beneficial in cases where we suspect heart disease, pregnancy, cancer, gallbladder disease, gastrointestinal problems and liver disease. Like X-ray, this procedure is painless, drug-free and non-invasive, and sedation should not be necessary. 

Each patient is treated with care and kindness while undergoing their diagnostic evaluation, and will be kept comfortable throughout. If you have any questions for us about our diagnostic capabilities here in Belton, please call us at (254) 939-5823.

When I took my very frightened cat to the Belton Small Animal Clinic, they handled her with the utmost care. They talked through everything I had concerns about. I will definitely take GG Sweet-Pea there again for her yearly shots and any other care she may need.- Sarah V.

Thank you for the extra time and attention you gave us yesterday with Ella. Lewis and I were sorry we kept you and your staff late after closing. We appreciate your compassionate care of Ella and her worried owners.- Mr. & Mrs. Lewis H.

Thank you so much for your donation to Texas A&M on behalf of Jack. What a wonderful thing for you to do! We will never be able to thank you enough for your kindness and compassion you showed us during our very difficult time. The compassion you and your staff showed us will never be forgotten. We were very blessed to have found you. Thank you again.- Leah & Gary C.

Thank you so much for the donation to TAMU in memory of my Charlie. I appreciate all you did to help him. You never hesitate to help, no matter the day or time. You’re the best and that’s why we trust our furbabies care with you all these years.- Amy E.

They helped Martini get sooo much better after he was attacked by another dog, thanks so much to all the staff that took such amazing care of him!- Ana P.

Great doctors and staff. I ‘ve been going to them for 9 years, I know that Lester is always in good hands- Christine R.

I love this clinic and the care they give my pets. They are knowledgeable and caring! They treat you and your pet like family, not a number.- Jerry M.

We have used the services of this vet for over 20 years. They truly care about the pets they care for and are very personable. Their staff is always friendly and willing to help with whatever your needs may be. Great place for boarding and grooming.- Pat R.

This is the best clinic in central Texas as far as I'm concerned! They are real veterinarians there that care about you and your pets. Every experience I have had there has been positive. Everyone there is friendly and nice. I love BSAC!!!!- Jerry M.

Belton Small Animal Clinic has been our cats' vet for 7yrs. We love them!- Anne M.

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