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Diagnostics

Diagnostics

Early detection is key when it comes to treating your pet, and Prytania Veterinary Hospital offers complete in-house diagnostics including cutting-edge equipment and an on-site laboratory.

In-House Laboratory

Prytania Veterinary Hospital has the capability to perform various blood screens, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, urinalysis and other types of testing on-site. This allows for faster diagnosis and treatment in critical situations.

Testing provided in the hospital includes:

  • Liver enzyme screening
  • Pancreatic evaluation
  • Renal (Kidney) profiles
  • Complete blood counts
  • General chemistries
  • FelV, FIV in cats
  • Parvovirus in dogs
  • Internal parasite testing
  • Urinalysis

While we do offer an extensive range of on-site testing, we also work closely with an outside lab for more advanced testing and consultation with specialists. These lab results are imported directly into your pet’s medical record.

Digital Radiology (X-Rays)

Our state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine allows our veterinarians to diagnose and better treat your pet. The increased resolution and speed allows for a virtually stress-free experience.

Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.

An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen and gallbladder. An ultrasound of the heart, known as an echocardiogram, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size and contractions. Pregnancy exams are also available.

To schedule a diagnostic consultation for your pet, call us at 504-899-2828.