On-site laboratory facilities host precise diagnostic equipment used in the preventative care and early detection.
In-House Laboratory Services
Meadow Wood Animal Hospital offers complete in-house diagnostics, including urinalysis, blood analysis, blood pressure monitoring and more. Our veterinary staff can conduct blood tests right in the hospital that allows them to accurately diagnose illness and determine the best course of treatment for your pet.
Common Veterinary Blood Tests
Complete Blood Count (CBC): Examines the cell part of the blood and determines the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, the hemoglobin level and the hematocrit in your pet.
Chemistry Panel: This tests kidney function, liver function, and electrolyte levels.
Veterinary diagnostic imaging creates composites of the internal body used to discover disease or injury. We employ advanced digital imaging technologies operated by skilled veterinary professionals, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.
Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. These popular tests can detect a number of abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease. Radiography remains one of the most popular and accurate non-invasive diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry.
Some specialized x-rays may require anesthesia. Orthopedic radiographs often require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. The duration of sedation is usually short and patient recovery is swift.
An ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems, helping identify the disease, blockages and internal injury.
An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder. Because an ultrasound doesn’t require radiation, it is also used to monitor pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets.
When used in conjunction with other diagnostics tools like radiographs (x-rays), ultrasonography can detect a broad range of abnormalities including cardiovascular disease, skeletal fractures, some forms of cancer, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and organ disease. Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds rank among the most precise diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry.
Contact us today for all your pet’s diagnostic needs.