Radiographs (x-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing medical and surgical problems. If your veterinarian feels a lump or growth in your pet’s abdomen, a radiograph may help determine where the mass is located. If your pet is experiencing a medical problem, radiographs can often pinpoint the organ where the problem is occurring. Tumors and foreign bodies (lodged in the stomach or intestine) can be seen in an x-ray. Heart and lung disease, gastrointestinal problems and bladder stones can often be seen in these as well.
Our modern digital x-ray equipment provides excellent diagnostic quality radiographs. In addition we perform many advanced procedures, including gastrointestinal series and urinary bladder contrast studies. These special procedures are necessary for identifying difficult or chronic problems.
Diagnostic Laboratory Testing
Our extensive laboratory provides fast and accurate information that is critical to a sick or injured pet. With our modern, in-house laboratory diagnostic equipment, animals receive appropriate treatment immediately after arriving at the hospital.
Our hospital is equipped to perform complete blood counts, chemistry profiles, urinalysis, and parasitology screening on site. Our facility is also equipped to perform pre-anesthetic blood testing. This important procedure can greatly reduce the risks associated with anesthesia and surgery. A well known professional laboratory is used to perform additional testing when needed.