Selecting the proper diagnostic work and its execution requires skill and competency. There is a large variety of diagnostic work being done at Main Street Animal Hospital. It can involve laboratory-based blood work, radiology, ultrasound, fecal tests, urinalysis, cytology, and biopsy. During your exam visit, our veterinarian will discuss the diagnostics options, which will be specific to your pet's needs.
- Other Diagnostic woks
We have an in-house laboratory where we can quickly run blood work to diagnose a problem. If your pet is sick, it becomes very important to know the status of its internal organs. Knowing the condition of their liver, kidneys, pancreas, electrolytes, and different blood cells will help decide the right treatment plan. Getting the blood work quickly from the in-house lab will accelerate the treatment of critically sick patients and emergencies. Patients coming for surgeries need blood work before the surgery.
The in-house blood lab is very helpful in those situations as it gives the most current status of the pet’s health, which adds to the success of a surgery. Some testing may require blood work to be sent to specialized labs.
Veterinary radiology is a very important branch of diagnostics, which helps to diagnose various problems with our fur buddies. Our modern digital X-ray system can take images quickly with less radiation exposure. The X-ray facility helps to diagnose problems related to the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory, orthopedic, muscular-skeletal, urogenital, and other body systems. Having a digital X-ray system makes it easy to send the X-rays to a board-certified radiologist for their opinion whenever necessary.
We utilize the services of ultrasound experts for diagnosis and monitoring of medical problems when needed. Ultrasound requires taking several sonographic images of the internal organs and then having them interpreted by a radiologist. Ultrasound can be used to take samples for cytology to diagnose some diseases and tumors.
Urinalysis, fecal tests, cytology, biopsy, tonometry, and blood pressure measurement are some of the other diagnostic works we do at our animal hospital. For more information about the diagnostics we can perform for your pet, don’t hesitate to contact our veterinary clinic in North Vancouver, BC, today.