Diagnostic Services for Cats and Dogs
At Emerald Hills Veterinary Clinic, we work hard to accurately diagnose each pet. We use a wide range of diagnostic tools to gain a complete picture of your pet’s health, including:
- Fecal testing
- Digital x-rays
- Referrals for advanced diagnostic testing
Diagnostic lab work is helpful in monitoring your pet’s health and identifying changes over time. Because lab work provides a more complete picture of overall wellness, it is often recommended during routine wellness exams, as well as before surgery or dental procedures.
We offer several forms of lab testing right at our clinic. For cats and dogs, we provide the following:
Complete blood counts
To assess, among other things, the numbers and health of various types of blood cells.
To assess, among other things, kidney and liver health.
To assess, among other things, kidney and bladder health.
To look for evidence of internal parasites.
Our clinic also partners with reputable outside labs for specialized testing. These labs process tests quickly, allowing us to provide your pet with the necessary care in a timely manner.
Otherwise known as radiographs, x-rays are an essential tool for veterinarians. X-ray machines produce images of your pet’s bones and internal organs, such as the heart, lungs, digestive tract and oral cavity. These images not only help monitor the health of your pet’s organs, but also help veterinarians identify illness or disease that may not be visible during a routine check-up. X-rays are often very important for older pets because they help our team identify problems early and provide treatment quickly.
At Emerald Hills Veterinary Clinic, we take pride in offering digital x-ray services. Digital x-rays produce high-resolution images with less radiation exposure. These images can also be shared easily among veterinarians, allowing our team to consult quickly with a specialist if needed.
Sometimes pets require tests that use advanced equipment or techniques. For these types of tests, such as ultrasound or endoscopy, we provide referrals to reputable veterinarians and specialty clinics.