Diagnostics Laboratory and Imaging
Prevention is the key to good health
Laboratory testing is “a window into your pet’s body,” helping us see the health of the organ systems. Sometimes, a pet that appears healthy can often be hiding symptoms of disease. A physical exam may not be enough to diagnose your pet and additional diagnostic tests may be required.
Creature Comforts Veterinary Hospital is equipped with a diagnostic laboratory with results often available the same day of the appointment. Complete blood counts, blood chemistry panels, electrolytes, urinalysis, fecal examinations, heartworm testing, ear cytology, and digital eye pressure tests are some of the many laboratory tests that we can perform at the hospital.
Whether performing bloodwork before a surgical procedure or on a yearly basis for maintaining good health, laboratory testing is one of the best ways to catch and treat problems before they become major and life-threatening.
At Creature Comforts Veterinary Hospital we have digital radiology equipment. This system does not use traditional film, making it faster, easier and safer to take high quality radiographs. X-rays can be taken and processed within minutes, helping us reach a diagnosis in far less time. We can email radiographs to referring specialists and radiologists for consultation when needed.
An ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive technique that we use to better diagnose medical conditions or obtain samples that may aid in diagnosis. While this procedure does not require sedation, mild sedation may be necessary when a pet is unwilling to lie quietly for a scan. Preparation for an ultrasound may have other requirements, depending on your pet’s needs. We will inform you of these at the time of your procedure.