In-house Laboratory

Whether your pet needs basic annual testing, pre-surgical blood work, or emergency internal values -- our clinic is fully prepared to handle the majority of necessary diagnostics in-house. The combination of having high quality technology and a well trained veterinary team allows use to provide reliable results quickly and efficiently. Receiving lab results in a timely manner can not only provide you with instant stress-relief, but can sometimes even mean saving your pet's life. 

Some examples of our in-house testing include...
 

  • Complete Blood Counts (CBC)

  • Blood Chemistry Panels (to evaluate organ function)

  • Electrolyte Evaluation

  • Parvovirus Testing

  • Heartworm and Tick Borne Disease Detection

  • Feline Leukemia & Immunodeficiency Virus Testing

  • Urinalysis

  • Fecal Exams & Intestinal Parasite Testing

  • Cytology of Skin & Ear Samples

  • Coggins Testing

 

     **We also now offer the new Stablelab

       SAA Testing for our equine patients!

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Digital Radiology (X-rays)

Digital radiology images feature high resolution and contrast, and the software allows us to manipulate them for additional diagnostic value. Digital radiology also requires far less radiation than traditional x-rays do, making it safer for your pet.

With our two separate x-ray machines (one standing and one portable), we are able to scan any animal, in any location. Our veterinary team will take one or several x-rays of your pet in order to take a look inside their body and reveal information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate bones as well as almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs.

Ultrasound

Ultrasonography is a diagnostic technique used to view internal images of the patient’s body. This image is created using harmless high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography does not use radiation and it is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases. Your pet will experience no pain or discomfort.

The machine is connected to a small probe that is held gently against the skin. The probe sends out ultrasound waves that bounce off internal structures in your pet’s body and return to a sensor inside the ultrasound machine. The machine then collects these reflected “echoes” and uses them to generate images that are viewable on a screen. Ultrasound waves can generate excellent images of abdominal organs, including the liver, spleen, gallbladder, and kidneys.

 

It is a useful tool in assessing fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals. Our machine has different probes for different parts of the body and can be used on anything from checking fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals, to tendon assessments and other soft tissue injuries, to heart health and blood flow evaluations. It can also help us diagnose and determine the severity of some forms of cancer. Catching these injuries and diseases early on can help us stay ahead and provide you and your pet with the best outcome possible.

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding our technological capabilities for your pet's specific problem, feel free to call us during normal business hours.

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