Diagnostic

Medical Imaging

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When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.

X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.

We offer digital radiology (x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film). This technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.

To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.

If you have any questions about our radiology service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Laboratory Services

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Our full state-of-the-art in-house lab enables us to perform a variety of diagnostic procedures without delay. The availability of fast, accurate results helps your veterinarian make informed decisions regarding the health and treatment plan for your pet. The ability to run blood work, urinalysis and other tests in-house is especially beneficial for critical cases when time is of the essence.

Laboratory testing also supports routine health screenings as part of your pet’s wellness care, same day pre-anesthetic testing, and metabolic monitoring for chronic drug therapy,

For cases that need more advanced or specialized testing or specialist interpretation, we work with off-site reference laboratories and specialists.