Veterinary Diagnostics and Lab Testing

Unfortunately, pets have no way to tell us what symptoms or health changes they are experiencing. As a result, it is up to pet owners and veterinarians to observe their pets’ behavior and evaluate their physical condition to determine the appropriate diagnostic tests needed in order to reach a diagnosis. Diagnostic testing provides our veterinarian with a clear picture of your pet’s internal health – without the need for exploratory surgery. Old Orchard Animal Clinic’s in-house diagnostic capabilities allows our veterinarian to make a quick diagnosis and begin treatments right away.

Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing for Fast Answers and Effective Treatment

Our in-house diagnostic lab and additional diagnostic testing allows our veterinarian to diagnose pets quickly and accurately. As a result, pet owners receive answers right away and can also promptly discuss treatment options with our veterinarian. Fast diagnosis means quick treatment, expediting relief and comfort for your pet.

Blood Work Lab Testing

Blood work can sometimes be a regular part of a pet’s wellness exams. Blood work helps us establish a baseline for your pet’s health and identify signs of medical problems such as diabetes, kidney and liver disease.

X-Rays

X-rays are a type of diagnostic imaging, used to take a picture of your pet’s insides. X-rays help our veterinarian diagnose musculoskeletal problems, chest problems and to find foreign objects which have been accidentally ingested. X-rays are non-invasive and painless, but pets must remain still when they are taken. As a result, sedation is sometimes necessary to obtain clear x-ray images.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses sound waves to image your pet’s internal structures in real-time. Ultrasound allows our veterinarian to view organs from different angles, view lumps and to evaluate proper circulation.

Echocardiograms

Like an ultrasound, an echocardiograph uses sound waves to produce images of the heart. An echocardiogram enables our veterinarian to see and evaluate the function of your pet’s heart, its chambers, valves and rhythm.

Electrocardiograms

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) measures the electrical activity of a pet’s heart and records the readings. Our veterinarian uses electrocardiogram readings to evaluate the function and rhythm of a pet’s heart.

Endoscopy

During an endoscopy, our veterinarian uses an endoscope (a lighted camera attached to a flexible tube) to view a pet’s upper digestive tract in order to diagnose and treat conditions which affect this part of your pet’s body.

From Diagnosis to Recovery, Comprehensive Care for Your Furry Family Members

Without a proper diagnosis, no veterinarian can provide your pet with the right treatment to address your pet’s specific medical needs. At Old Orchard Animal Clinic in Lewisville, Texas, we use our comprehensive diagnostic capabilities to get to the root of your pet’s medical problem. This allows us to address medical conditions at their source, rather than simply treating the symptoms alone. For more information about our in-house diagnostic capabilities or to schedule an appointment for your pet, contact our office today.