Veterinary Diagnostic Lab & Technology
At our animal hospital, we use veterinary technology like digital radiology, ultrasound, and surgical equipment, as well as diagnostic techniques, to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes and safety for our Mooresville patients.
In-House Lab & Diagnostic Services
When you're concerned about your pet's health, waiting for test results can be stressful.
With our In-house laboratory, we can perform tests and obtain results quickly, allowing us put your concerns to rest and commence treatment more efficiently.
At our in-house lab, we can run the following tests:
- Complete Blood Counts (CBC)
- Blood Chemistry Panels (to evaluate organ function)
- Parvovirus Testing
- Heartworm Detection
- Fecal Exams & Intestinal Parasite Testing
- Electrolyte Evaluation
- Cytology of Skin & Ear Samples
- Feline Leukemia & Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Testing
Digital Radiology (X-Rays)
Digital x-rays capture data directly during the patient exam, and then immediately transfer them to a computer system.
Digital x-ray images have better resolution and contrast than traditional x-ray images do, and the software we use allows us to manipulate the image for additional diagnostic value. It also uses far less radiation, making it safer for your pet and our team.
In short, digital x-rays allow us to capture higher quality images more quickly and safely, resulting in more accurate diagnosis and more efficient treatment in the long run.
Ultrasound technology uses sound waves transmitted into the body to create an image of your pet's internal structures.
If your pet has a tumor, or has ingested something it shouldn’t have, an ultrasound can help us locate the object and characterize it.
Ultrasounds can distinguish fluids from soft tissue masses or foreign bodies, something that can be difficult to do with an x-ray.
This makes ultrasound technology useful in the diagnosis of hemoabdomen and pericardial effusion (blood in the abdomen and around the heart).