Diagnostic Services

The medical team at our hospital has a variety of diagnostic tools that can be used to help detect diseases and monitor ongoing medical conditions.

 

Laboratory

  • Send-Out Testing: Based on your pet’s needs, there are literally hundreds of test options we can utilize through off-site laboratory facilities. Results are typically back to us in 24 to 48 hours.

  • In-House Laboratory​

    • Blood Chemistry: Our on-site lab can evaluate the kidneys, liver, blood sugar, electrolytes, pancreas, thyroid, and many other parameters.

    • Complete Blood Count (CBC): This allows us to check for anemia, infection, blood parasites, platelet disorders, and many other problems.

    • Urine Analysis: In only minutes, we are able to do a complete urine analysis. This allows us to assess kidney health, the presence of Diabetes, check for urinary tract infections, and other conditions

    • Rapid Tests: The rapid testing technology allows for quick results when checking for heartworm disease, Feline Leukemia, FIV, Giardia, pancreatitis and Parvovirus.

    • Fecal Testing: We are able to diagnose and treat many intestinal parasite conditions.

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Digital Radiography: Our in-house x-ray machine utilizes advanced digital technology that allows us to see an image within seconds of taking the x-ray. The digital technology means less radiation is needed and the images are very detailed.

  • Abdomen Ultrasound: This imaging method is useful in being able to see inside certain organs such as the bladder, kidneys, liver, and several others. 

Other Diagnostic Tests

  • Tonometry: This is a small pen-like device that is used to measure the pressure of the eyes. This is most often used when a patient is suspected of having Glaucoma, elevated eye pressure. This is a quick, convenient, painless test, and results are instantaneous.

  • Electrocardiogram: Also known as an ECG, this testing device measures the electrical activity of the heart, and is a useful diagnostic tool that provides fast results.

  • Cytology: Samples taken for skin infections, ear infections, and some growths can be evaluated in-house

  • Schirmer Tear Test: This is an in-house test used to check for a condition known as Dry Eye.