Veterinarians use a variety of tools to diagnose disease, monitor disease progression, their response to therapy, and to screen for the presence of underlying disease in apparently healthy animals. At CVC, our veterinary diagnostic laboratory hosts a wide array of diagnostic tools to quickly assess your pet’s health and determine what therapy, if any, is required.
Blood work is analyzed in the clinic or at an accredited lab with rapid turnaround time. We offer many additional specialized tests, which may also be useful for the diagnosis of specific disease processes.
A urinalysis evaluates the physical and chemical composition of the urine. It can provide important diagnostic information about conditions of the urinary and genital tracts as well as a number of systematic diseases such as, diabetes, liver disease, Cushing’s disease, and a variety of others.
Pets are susceptible to many types of intestinal parasites, such as worms, Giardia and Coccidia. These parasites may infect an animal without causing symptoms and therefore may go undetected for long periods of time. In some cases, these parasites can be transferred to other pets or humans in your family. An annual fecal analysis allows us to accurately screen your pet for the most common intestinal parasites.
Digital Radiography—Pet X-Ray
Our on-site modern digital veterinary X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to rapidly aid in the diagnosis of many disorders.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are one of the most important diagnostic tools available to a veterinary dentist. They allow detailed examination of the internal anatomy of the teeth, tooth roots, and the bone that surrounds the roots. At CVC, we have one of the best worldwide digital dental x-rays.
Pet Ultrasound Examinations
An important, non-invasive diagnostic tool, ultrasound allows us to see a real-time moving picture of your pet’s abdomen, chest, or heart. This is usually performed without the use of sedation or anesthesia. Often more exact and more comprehensive than an X-ray, an ultrasound is extremely useful in diagnosing diseases and health problems quickly and efficiently. We don’t have the equipment but we bring the service for you.
We provide on-site ECG services as well as providing consultations with cardiology specialists (using either telemedicine or a local board-certified cardiologist).
Doppler Blood Pressure
Blood pressure screening is helpful in determining whether your pet is suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension) as well as in general wellness screening. Our blood pressure equipment is also used in anesthetic monitoring and to diagnostically evaluate a patient in shock.
Our in-house microscope allows us to quickly analyze samples such as skin scrapings, ear swabs, and aspirates of skin masses.
Your pet’s health is very important to us. Our modern veterinary laboratory promotes rapid and accurate pet diagnosis, which leads to the best possible treatment outcome for your pet. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.