Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Our vets utilize electromagnetic radiation and other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This helps get highly detailed images of your cat or dog's internal structures.
At our Kittrell animal clinic, we use advanced tools to help us accurately diagnose your pet's medical condition. We have many veterinary services available including ECG, blood tests, and digital radiology.
With the diagnostic imaging capabilities we have at our disposal, we can expertly produce accurate diagnostic information about your cat or dog's medical issue(s) and offer you immediate options for treatment.
In-House Lab & Pet Pharmacy in Kittrell
The vets at our pet clinic conduct diagnostic tests and obtain fast results at our in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory. We are able to provide you and your cat or dog with a diagnosis for their symptoms and start treatment as quickly as possible.
Our veterinary pharmacy in Kittrell contains a diverse selection of prescription diets and medications giving us easy access to any medications your cat or dog may require while being treated with us.
Our Diagnostic Services
We are pleased to be able to offer you advanced diagnostic testing with our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, which allows our vets to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your pet's symptoms.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
With a radiograph (digital X-ray), we are able to examine your pet's internal systems to uncover information that might be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is non-invasive, painless, and safe. It only uses very small doses of radiation. As the level of radiation exposure needed for radiography is so low, even pregnant females and very young pets can have this procedure done.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate organs and bones, and diagnose conditions such as broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
At our Kittrell vet lab, our vets can run a handful of common and specialized blood tests to evaluate the health of your pet and diagnose illnesses.
In our lab, we are able to conduct Total T4 blood tests which test pets for hyperthyroidism, and Comprehensive Metabolic Panels which tests for 14 different measurements such as nutrition level and liver and kidney function.
Some of our other common veterinary blood tests include (Heska complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, progesterone, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is an important diagnostic test that allows your vet to obtain essential insights into the chemical and physical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is typically used to assess the health of your cat or dog's urinary tract system and kidneys, however, it can also be useful in finding problems in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both sick and healthy pets and should be part of any comprehensive evaluation of your cat or dog's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic analysis of your pet's feces, which we can complete at our in-house vet lab in Kittrell.
The primary goal of a fecal exam is to detect and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals help your vet diagnose your pet for intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites have the ability to make pets feel uncomfortable, irritable, and can cause more serious conditions. Some intestinal parasites can even be transmitted to people.
Because these parasites reside in your cat or dog's gastrointestinal tract, they are usually hidden out of sight. The only way your vet can find them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be in every one of your pet's routine wellness exams.
- ECG / EKG
If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and believes your cat or dog might be suffering from a heart disorder, we usually take chest X-rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).
This procedure is quick and easy to complete. It reveals data that could be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound might be needed to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.