Accurate Diagnosis Means Quicker, Targeted Treatment
It’s a frightening time when your pet is ill—and frustrating when the problem is not easy to diagnose. Community Pet Hospital’s in-house veterinary laboratory and advanced diagnostic technology give us rapid results and more immediate response time in treating sick or injured pets.
We offer the following diagnostic tools on site:
Digital X-rays are faster and easier to read than traditional radiographs. We use digital X-ray to check for broken bones, foreign objects, heart and lung issues, gastrointestinal concerns, and to diagnose tumors or masses. Digital X-rays also afford us the unique ability to capture a picture of the area of concern and include it in your pet’s file or send it on to a specialist for a second opinion.
Ultrasound is a useful diagnostic tool for checking your pet’s organs for abnormalities, closer examination of tumors and masses, and for monitoring pregnancy.
It’s vitally important to get lab results as quickly as possible since faster results mean faster treatment for your pet. Our in-house laboratory enables us to get same-day test results, many times before you even leave the office.
Tests we can perform in our laboratory include:
- Blood chemistry
- Thyroid, T4
- Fecal smears and parasitology
- Ear cytology
Accurately diagnosing pet health problems allows us to begin treatment quickly, which offers you confidence and a greater peace of mind knowing we’re doing everything possible to treat your special pet.