Our in-house laboratory is a key in providing our patients with top-quality care. By obtaining the test results we need to accurately diagnose and treat your pet in a timely manner. When critical care is needed, our in-house laboratory can produce test results in 30 minutes or less, enabling our veterinarians to begin treatment right away.
We also maintain good relationships with outside laboratories which process our preoperative blood screens and specialized blood tests.
Heartworm and fecal tests are an important part of your pet’s overall wellness care. They enable our veterinarians to eradicate any parasites present and suggest appropriate prevention measures going forward.
Our team is trained in examining and evaluating cells from the body under the microscope , referred to as a cytology. This helpful diagnostic is often used to quickly diagnose skin and ear cells. It is also used to evaluate aspirates (samples) from growths.
Radiology, or x-ray, is an important diagnostic tool which allows our veterinarians to evaluate musculoskeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems. Our digital imagining system produces clear images within seconds thereby reducing your pet’s stress and exposure to x-rays. Our digital system gives us the capability of emailing your pet’s x-rays to specialists or burning the images onto a disc for you to take home.
This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs and to collect biopsies. Ultrasound is often used to examine the liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines. In emergency evaluations, it is used to look for fluid or bleeding in the abdomen.