We understand how stressful it can be when your pet does not feel well. Most laboratory work is performed through routine wellness exams as directed by our doctors to determine your pet’s health. For emergencies or sick exams, our lab will run diagnostics to determine the best treatment for your pet. We are very proud and excited about our state of the art in-house laboratory equipment which allows us the ability to diagnose your pets within minutes and begin treatment sooner so that your pet can start feeling better as soon as possible.
Our new diagnostic equipment allows us to diagnose diseases such as pancreatitis, heartworm, Lyme disease, leukemia and FIV, and many more illnesses. Our new machinery is also capable of performing blood work including a complete chemistry profile to evaluate organ function, monitor electrolytes and complete blood cell count, and perform analysis on urine samples. These tests are especially helpful when your pet’s symptoms are nonspecific or hard to define.
At RVVH we are also equipped with state of the art digital imaging technology including full body x-ray and ultrasound services. X-ray is painless and completely non-invasive imaging tool that uses very low doses of radiation and is safe for all patients including young or pregnant animals. X-rays can be used to evaluate bone and joint health as well as the size, shape, and position of many body organs. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can be detected using radiology
An ultrasound is an important tool when evaluating your pet’s internal organs. An ultrasound is usually recommended when our doctors find abnormalities on blood work or x-rays, or to monitor a disease process.
Additionally we have access to more complex testing like serum allergy testing, tissue biopsies, urinary stone analysis, vaccine titers and many more through partnership with reference laboratory.
If you are concerned that something may be wrong with your pet, please contact us immediately to schedule a medical assessment.