Sick Visits

Vet assessing a dog in a routine wellness exam

Is your pet vomiting? Having diarrhea? Losing weight? Not eating? Injured?

At Cleveland Road Animal Hospital in Wooster, OH, we know it can be scary when your best friend isn’t feeling well or has an injury.  We are here to help!  With thorough physical exams at every appointment and state-of-the-art in-house laboratory and diagnostic equipment, we can diagnose your dog or cat’s condition and begin appropriate treatments quickly and conveniently.

We have many diagnostics tools at our fingertips, such as the following services:

In-House Antech Laboratory System

When your pet is ill and you want answers, we can deliver quickly. This allows us to diagnose problems while you wait. Not the next day. With our in-house laboratory, we can evaluate Complete Blood Count’s (CBC’s), chemistries, urine, thyroid values, clotting times, and more.

  • X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool to identify heart disease, confirm pregnancies, and to identify tumors, obstructions, bladder stones and joint disease
  • Our digital x-rays are all read by board-certified veterinary radiologists


  • Ultrasound is a non-invasive, safe test used for imaging soft tissue and internal organs. In addition to confirming pregnancies, certain abnormalities, such as tumors, abscesses, cysts, bladder or kidney stones, fluid pockets and obstructions are all easily detected and measured with ultrasound. Ultrasound may also be used to help guide a needle when performing a needle biopsy of tissue.

Does my pet need to be sedated for an ultrasound?

  • Depending on the tissues being analyzed, sedation is usually not required.

How long does an ultrasound take?

  • Your pet’s ultrasound will typically take between 20-40 minutes.

Pulse Oximetry

Pulse Ox is a non-invasive way for us to evaluate your pet’s oxygen saturation which is especially important during surgery and to evalute for respiratory disease.


EKG allows us to monitor your pet’s heart rate and rhythm. At CRAH, all pets under general anesthesia are monitored with our EKG and this allows us to identify and treat abnormal rhythms quickly and effectively. We also will perform an EKG if we suspect that your pet has an abnormal heart rhythm on exam.

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure measurements are essential for safe anesthesia, and, at CRAH, all of our patients have their blood pressure taken throughout general anesthesia. Blood pressure measurements are also recommended in our senior patients as well as patients with chronic disease such as hyperthyroidism or kidney disease.

Reference Laboratory

We have partnered with a number of different Laboratories for additional tests and for a pathologist’s evaluation of abnormal labwork or biopsy samples. This ensures that abnormal samples are read by a specialist in the veterinary field and helps us reach an accurate diagnosis faster.

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.