A wellness exam by a veterinarian often serves as the first step in diagnosing an illness, but advanced diagnostics in the form of diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing are often the second. These pet diagnostic services—available in Orlando at our emergency animal hospital—allow us to examine your four-legged friend internally. We’re pleased to offer these services in-house, which means we can attain results quickly, with some results available the same day. The sooner a condition can be diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated.
Pet X-Rays in Orlando
We use pet X-rays (radiography) in our Orlando hospital to safely and non-invasively examine the bones and soft tissues. An X-ray image can detect foreign bodies, fractures, and many other conditions. Because this technology is digital, it provides several benefits for you, your pet, and our doctor, including:
- Images are produced in seconds
- No harsh chemicals are required to process images
- Images can be quickly and easily shared via email
- Images can be easily enhanced and displayed on a monitor
Pet Ultrasound in Orlando
Ultrasound technology is another imaging technology that we use to examine pets internally. Just like with an ultrasound for a human, every pet ultrasound in our Orlando animal hospital involves examining the internal organs in real time and creating a 3D moving image. This image is produced using sound waves, and can serve several purposes, including:
- Diagnosing pregnancy
- Identifying masses or tumors
- Assessing the shape, size, tissue density, and position of internal organs
- Serving as a guide during surgical biopsies
- Assessing heart health (echocardiogram)
In-house Laboratory Testing
Our vets can perform many important tests on healthy (to establish a health baseline) and ill pets in our in-house laboratory, including:
- Blood tests (CBC, etc.)
- Fecal exams
These tests are used to diagnose various conditions, such as heartworm disease, Lyme disease, diabetes, and feline leukemia (FeLV). Blood tests are also commonly used before surgery to determine if pets are healthy enough for anesthesia.
To schedule your pet’s diagnostic exam in Orlando, or if you have any questions about these services, call (407) 298-3807.