For everything a physical exam can’t detect. Our advanced in-house diagnostics equipment and lab partners tell us how healthy your pet is on the inside.
Our doctors run diagnostics to improve outcomes for our patients. Although we learn a lot from a physical examination, many signs of disease and sicknesses can only be discovered with basic and advanced diagnostic testing. To be able to care for our patients in an efficient and effective manner, it’s necessary to understand what’s going on with them inside and out.
Our suite of diagnostic technologies and services is an integral component of wellness and preventative care and of the urgent and emergency medicine practiced by our veterinarians.
Dental radiography aids immensely in identifying the following issues:
A valuable technology for identifying foreign objects in the stomach or abdomen and pinpointing the cause of intestinal obstruction, bladder stones, bone fractures, orthopedic issues and more.
Sonography used to create an image of internal body structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels and internal organs.
Blood samples tell us a lot about organ function, electrolyte balance, hydration status, and cell counts.
A urine sample can tip us off to infection, kidney disease, diabetes and blood pressure issues.
The microscopic examination of cells, fluids, and tissues is valuable in leading to a diagnosis.
Often sent to our reference laboratory partner, we check your pet’s stool twice a year for signs of intestinal disease and parasites. We will examine the stool for outward signs of disease such as blood, mucus and abnormal consistency or color. We also perform a fecal flotation procedure and inspect with a microscope, which is the best way of detecting the most common internal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms and whipworms.
Yielding a positive or negative result, SNAP 4DX is a blood test that checks to see if your dog possesses an antigen to heartworm disease or antibodies to one of six vector-borne diseases.
We often send samples of feces, blood, urine and other bodily fluids to our laboratory partner to screen for and monitor disease.