Advanced Diagnostics for Rapid Treatment

Whether your pet is healthy or sick, there is always more than meets the eye. A standard physical exam is limited in how much it uncovers about your pet's internal health. Therefore, diagnostics are necessary for a complete evaluation. With blood and urine testing and digital X-ray, we can examine your pet inside and out and detect problems that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Furthermore, if your pet has an emergency, we can obtain quick results using cutting-edge laboratory equipment.

We're pleased to offer advanced technology and testing for your pet. Like you, we want to know if they're having a problem, and what the cause is. We use every capability to find answers and put together the most practical treatment plan for your loved one.

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In-House Lab Testing

Our hospital uses the most up-to-date and reliable testing equipment so we can treat pets efficiently and effectively. For time-sensitive cases we can use our in-house lab equipment to run various blood tests, and get results in about 15 minutes. If we need to check your pet's urine, we can perform a urinalysis in just five minutes.

Additional tests we can run in-house include:

  • Blood chemistry
  • Complete blood cell count
  • Heartworm*
  • Testing for tick-borne diseases
  • FeLV/FIV
  • Skin cytology
  • Fine Needle Aspirates (FNA)
  • Ear cytology
  • Fungal testing

Prevalent parasites like giardia are very difficult to detect in pets, so we send all fecal samples out for further analysis. Our veterinarians are happy to work with outside specialists to ensure the best possible diagnosis.

*Healthy dogs should be tested for heartworm disease once a year. If your dog tests positive for heartworm, they will need to be treated immediately. For optimal protection against heartworm disease, your dog should remain on heartworm prevention throughout the year.

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Digital X-ray

Our veterinarians are skilled in operating our digital X-ray machine, which produces sharper images in far less time than film X-ray equipment. Along with allowing us to examine your pet's bones for fractures, arthritis or signs of deformity, we can also spot tumors and detect foreign bodies. Since our X-ray procedures are non-invasive and take less time than traditional X-rays, we generally do not need to sedate our patients for this procedure.

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