Testing & Diagnostics
Early detection using diagnostic testing provides a complete picture of your pet’s health, improving outcomes, and providing baseline results.
As a pet owner, you might recognize when your pet is not feeling well. But it’s difficult to determine why.
Our staff is committed to helping you get a full picture of your pet’s health through laboratory and diagnostic testing.
We provide many of these services, as listed below, and we also utilize several commercial and University-based veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
From preventative screenings to sophisticated diagnostics.
Blood & Lab Tests
Annual blood testing helps us determine a normal baseline for your pet. Trending these results over time allows us to diagnose problems early, increasing the likelihood of timely intervention and recovery. Lab testing can also reveal the presence of certain illnesses or diseases and rule others out.
Using radiography, we are able to produce high-quality diagnostic images of your pet’s tissues, organs, and bones. X-rays help us look for arthritis, broken bones, foreign objects, dental issues, enlarged organs, or respiratory dysfunction.
Using sound waves, ultrasound technology allows us to generate images of your pet’s internal body structures, such as muscles, tendons, joints, internal organs, and blood vessels. Ultrasound images are often ordered alongside x-rays, to get a more complete picture of your pet’s health.
An EKG is a painless test used to diagnose cardiac abnormalities, such as an enlarged heart, heart murmur, congestive heart failure, or irregular heart rhythm. EKGs can also help determine if your pet’s heart is strong enough to undergo anesthesia and is often used as a pre-surgical test.
This non-invasive diagnostic test measures the intraocular pressure inside your pet’s eye and is used to test for glaucoma and uveitis. Increased pressure in your pet’s eye can be dangerous and tonometry is an easy way to check the pressure without having to sedate your pet.
An endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that provides a minimally invasive way to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gastrointestinal lymphoma. Using an endoscope, your pet’s doctor can view pictures of your pet’s mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, intestines, and digestive tract.
A video otoendoscopy allows our doctors to view the area deep within the ear canal, providing a means for safer ear cleaning and flushing. Using the video otoendoscopy also helps with the management of simple and chronic ear infections and allows us to safely view the internal parts of the middle ear and eardrum.