On-Site Lab and Diagnostic Testing at veterinary hospital

On-Site Lab & Diagnostic Testing

Our veterinarians can provide immediate diagnostic services on-site. Our hospital medical and surgical equipment is considered the best in its class.

Digital Radiology – (x-rays) allows for easy dissemination of diagnostic information and reduced radiation exposure to patients.

Ultrasound – In humans, we think about an ultrasound for pregnancy. But, in veterinary medicine, ultrasound is a safe, repeatable way for our veterinarians to peek inside your pet’s body without having to make an incision.

Ultrasound exams are performed for many reasons and are a useful tool for many other situations, such as:

  • Abnormal bloodwork
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that has lasted for a long time
  • Weight loss with no change in eating habits
  • Chronic infections
  • Change in urinary habits
  • Baseline ultrasound for future examination (geriatric patients)
  • Recheck on previous problem
  • Cancer staging
  • Fluid in chest or abdomen
  • Pregnancy
  • Pre-surgical exam
  • Biopsies

ECG – An electrocardiogram is a non-invasive procedure that allows a veterinarian to check how your pet’s heart is performing. Since hearts of both dogs and cats have the same problems as human hearts, it is important to monitor and test them for signs of heart issues, especially during the senior years. An ECG measures the rate and regularity of heartbeats and size and position of the heart chambers. By revealing signs of any existing heart damage early, your pet has an increased opportunity for treatment of the heart condition to be successful.

Blood Pressure monitoring – This is a recommended service, especially for our senior pets. Some illnesses can be detected early because of high blood pressure, including chronic renal failure, Cushing’s disease, certain adrenal tumors and heart disease.