Pet Diagnostics in Yorktown, VA
Pine Meadow Veterinary Hospital provides on-site imaging and laboratory services to animals in Yorktown and nearby areas.
By providing these services on-site, a diagnosis can be made for your pet much more quickly, allowing for faster treatment. We want the animals we care for and their owners to be content and confident that they are in capable hands. Our veterinarians will go over all of your pet’s treatment choices and associated costs with you.
X-rays are the most prevalent and practical diagnostic technique in veterinary medicine. Our veterinarians require an accurate diagnosis in order to treat an animal properly. Using electromagnetic radiation to penetrate the tissue, radiographs can reveal the pet’s bones and internal organs. Among other things, X-rays can be used to show damaged bones, heart issues, and ingested items.
Veterinary In-House Laboratory
We can test blood, urine, and feces samples ourselves thanks to our on-site lab. These tests’ data, just as ultrasound or X-ray images, are crucial for making a diagnosis. These findings can be used to evaluate your pet’s health and identify any illnesses or other disorders, like canine influenza.
Urinalysis – By analyzing your pet’s urine in our lab, we can identify any abnormal elements that may be present, such as sugar, protein, blood, or white blood cells. Our ability to diagnose an ailment in your pet might also be aided by the concentration or dilution of their urine. A urinalysis can be used to identify diabetes, renal issues, urinary tract infections, dehydration, and other medical concerns.
Comprehensive Bloodwork – Our doctors may advise having bloodwork done in times of illness or before surgery to further assess your pet’s organ function. The most frequent tests are CBC and biochemistry. Blood glucose, electrolytes, and kidney and liver function, among other systems, will all be represented by values that biochemistry will supply. Values from the CBC will be used to look for indicators of inflammation or anemia.
In some circumstances, additional focused tests like thyroid levels, ACTH stimulation, or a GI panel may be performed. There are several alternatives available to help with disease diagnosis and management, and your doctor will go into detail about what each test offers and what the results mean.