Cat and Dog X-rays and Diagnostics: Detecting Illness in Matthews, NC

Our in-house veterinary diagnostics, including our lab, X-ray machine, and ultrasound, all help us deliver better, more personalized medicine to your furry family. These tools allow us to assess your pet’s internal health, establish their baseline, and more readily detect early signs of illness before there are any physical symptoms. With early detection comes early treatment that is easier on your pet and your wallet. At Austin Village Pet Hospital, cat and dog X-rays, blood work, and ultrasound help us deliver the very best care for your pet.

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Annual Blood Work with Our In-House Lab

Blood work is a vital tool in veterinary medicine. We run blood tests at every annual visit in order to assess your pet’s health as well as maintain detailed medical records that help us personalize their veterinary experience. Our in-house lab can run a range of different tests, and we’ll use it primarily for emergency situations. However, for routine blood work, we’ll send samples to an outside lab, which is often less expensive and gives us the benefit of the tests being performed by lab experts.

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Many of the common tests we run include:

  • Complete blood counts (CBCs)

    a count of your pet’s red and white blood cells

  • Blood chemistry panels

    measure certain elements of the blood such as proteins, glucose, electrolytes, etc.

  • Cytology (skin tests)

    to test for skin infections or parasites

  • Fecal exams

    to test for intestinal parasites

  • Heartworm and tick-borne disease screenings (dogs)

  • Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus screenings (cats)

  • Urinalysis

    to assess the health of the kidneys and bladder

Advanced Imaging for Cats and Dogs with Digital X-Rays & Ultrasound

Digital cat and dog X-rays and ultrasound often work hand in hand. While X-rays give us a crystal-clear static image of your pet’s internal skeletal structure and body cavities, ultrasound allows us to see organs, joints, and cavities live and in motion. Plus, both tools are very safe for cats and dogs. In fact, digital X-rays are far safer than film X-rays, and boast less radiation exposure and faster image processing with no heavy metal usage.

Cat and dog X-rays and ultrasound are vital for diagnosing:

  • Heart and lung disease
  • Foreign body ingestions
  • Gastrointestinal blockages
  • Internal bleeding or fluid build-up
  • Fractures
  • Urogenital problems
  • Tumors
  • And more

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