In-House Veterinary Lab Testing, Blood Work, and Digital X-Ray
At Black Creek Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of a reliable diagnosis. Capability in this area is key to ensuring that your pet receives the most effective medical treatment possible. That’s why we keep many options on hand to evaluate each case, using state of the art equipment and our own in-house laboratory.
Complete Lab Diagnostics for Your Pet
Our in-hospital testing lab gives us the ability to run diagnostic tests and blood work right here, without having to refer elsewhere in most cases. We are capable of detecting a wide range of pathogens and abnormalities that can cause problems for your animal friend. Tests include:
- fecal exams
- diabetes and blood sugar monitoring
- heartworm evaluation
- feline leukemia and FIV testing
- pet cytology services to test for cancer and cellular conditions
- skin testing
- blood chemistry
- reproductive evaluation
We also have the ability to send samples to an outside lab for specialty testing, should your pet require a test that is unavailable at our facility. Samples sent out for testing return results to us within 12-48 hours.
Digital Pet X-ray
In addition to comprehensive testing services, we also provide our patients with fast and effective digital X-rays. This technology is greatly beneficial when treating internal cases, producing high quality X-ray images in an instant. This means less waiting around for an image to develop, and more time spent caring for your pet when they need us most.
An added bonus, digital radiographs make it possible for us to simply hand you a CD with your pet’s X-rays – something we do for every client. This is great for specialist referrals and much easier for recordkeeping purposes than film – it can also be a lot of fun if you want to show off your pet’s X-ray to some friends!
Speaking of which, did you know Black Creek Veterinary Hospital was awarded the grand prize for an exceptional X-ray in the 2010 Veterinary Practice News “They Ate What!” pet radiology contest? Photos below, and follow link to the article on our award-winning pet X-ray:
Hooch ate 309 nails, screws, and staples which all had to be surgically removed. But he did great!
Please get in touch with us for more information on Black Creek Veterinary Hospital’s pet diagnostic services.