Testing and Diagnostic Services

Disease Screening

Properly identify problems and treat patients. Diagnostic screening is also used to evaluate the overall health of senior patients or patients about to undergo anesthesia.
 

Blood Tests

A small amount of blood from your pet can provide invaluable information about its overall health.
CBC
The CBC (complete blood cell count) is a blood test that tells the veterinarian about the number and condition of your pet’s red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells are important in carrying oxygen to all of the tissues of the body. When there is an abnormally low number of these cells the pet is said to be anemic. Too many white blood cells can indicate infection. Too few platelets can indicate that the animal might have problems with blood clotting. If your pet needs a CBC your veterinarian can thoroughly explain the results to you.
 

Blood Chemistry Panel

A blood chemistry panel provides information to the veterinarian about the patient’s internal organs and metabolic health.
 

Urine Analysis

A urine analysis is a useful diagnostic screening test for diseases in dogs and cats.
 

X-Rays (Radiography)

Radiography Radiographs or “x-rays” allow a veterinarian to capture images of the bones and internal organs of your pet. 
 

Ultrasound

Internal Image Capturing
Other, more specialized, imaging techniques may be used to help diagnose or treat your animal. Ultrasound is commonly used to evaluate the chest and abdominal organs. This is most often performed with the animal awake and is painless and non-invasive.
 

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a significant health concern for cats and dogs. There are many underlying causes of hypertension including specific disease conditions, certain medications, and age. Blood pressure screening is routinely recommended for senior pets as well.

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