In-house Pet Diagnostics in Carthage

Waiting for the results of medical tests can be stressful. If your pet’s preventive care exam reveals any issues or concerns, our in-house diagnostic equipment helps us make an accurate diagnosis quickly, so your pet can begin treatment. Having a lab in-house means you don’t have to wait; we do the testing here, giving you and your pet results in minutes rather than days on most tests. It also means we can offer more comprehensive geriatric and pre-surgical screenings, and it’s easier to treat sick pets more quickly.

Here at Central Pet Care, we offer a wide range of pet diagnostic services in our full in-house lab. This helps us save time so we can focus on the important business of keeping your pet healthy. We also offer diagnostic imaging technology in the form of digital X-rays and ultrasound to examine your pet internally.

Pet Diagnostics in Carthage

In-house Veterinary Lab Services

Standard laboratory tests we can perform include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Complete Blood Counts (CBC)
  • Chemistries
  • Blood gases

Digital Pet X-rays in Carthage

We are also equipped with a state-of-the-art digital radiology system to evaluate your pet’s musculoskeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. This digital X-ray equipment decreases stress on your pet by significantly reducing the time needed to take X-rays. The doctor uses the X-rays to detect medical problems affecting your pet’s internal organs and to diagnose hard-to-see injuries such as fractures.

Pet Ultrasound

Our in-house pet diagnostic services also include full-color Doppler abdominal and echocardiogram ultrasounds. These allow for a pain-free, non-invasive way to see potential problems that may not be obvious during a regular external exam. Using the echocardiogram (cardiac) ultrasound, we can take a look at your pet’s heart and examine the condition of the valves, blood vessels, and chambers. Doppler ultrasound technology allows us to view the flow of blood in and around the heart in real time.

All of our in-house pet diagnostic services allow testing that yields accurate results quickly, and can catch many conditions before they become serious problems. Early diagnosis is key. We can help you determine which tests your pet may need during your next preventive care visit.