Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We do diagnostic imaging by using electromagnetic radiation and other technologies. This enables us to create detailed images of the internal structures of your pet.
We have advanced diagnostic tools at Eastham Veterinary Hospital to assist in diagnosing your pet's medical issues. We provide a range of services from digital radiology to ultrasounds.
With diagnostic imaging, we can accurately generate diagnostic information about your pet's condition. We can then recommend appropriate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy at Eastham Veterinary Hospital
We conduct tests and get fast results in our in-house laboratory. This allows us to diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment.
Our Eastham Veterinary Hospital pet pharmacy stocks a variety of prescription diets and medications. This enables us to get any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing through our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, which enables our veterinarians to make an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical problems.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
We can examine your pet's internal systems using a radiograph (digital x-ray) to reveal information that may be invisible.
Radiography is a non-invasive, painless procedure. It makes use of extremely low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required for radiography is low, it's safe to perform on pregnant females and very young pets.
Radiographs are used to look at bones and organs. They diagnose broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord issues, and certain types of tumors.
Our use of diagnostic imaging enables us to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
We use ultrasound imaging to produce images of the body's interior. We do this by exposing a part of the body to high-frequency sound waves.
We can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs and blood flowing through the vessels. This is because we capture these images in real-time.
Having this valuable technology in our in-house lab lets us diagnose and treat your dog or cat's condition faster.
At our vet lab, we can perform a variety of routine and special blood tests to assess your pet's health and diagnose illness.
Some frequently performed blood tests are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profiles.
Urinalysis is a critical diagnostic test. It provides information about the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
We use urinalysis to determine the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system. But it can also detect problems with other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is an extremely useful diagnostic test for healthy and sick animals. It should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is a microscopic examination of your pet's feces. It's performed in our on-site veterinarian lab.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any gastrointestinal infections that may be compromising your pet's health. Fecal exams let your veterinarian diagnose intestinal parasites like roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets feel uneasy and irritable. They can even result in more serious conditions. Some are even transmissible to humans.
Due to their living in your pet's gastrointestinal tract, they are usually hidden to the naked eye. They are only detectable through a fecal examination.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- ECG / EKG
If your vet performs a physical examination and suspects your pet may have a heart problem, we will usually perform chest X-rays and an ECG / EKG.
This procedure is straightforward. It reveals information that may be critical in diagnosing your pet. It also may be necessary to detect abnormalities in the heart chambers.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog has periodontal disease, the majority of the damage occurs below the gum line. Our veterinarians use digital dental X-rays to assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-rays are more pet-friendly. They let our team examine your cat or dog's tooth's roots, bones, and internal anatomy.
The risk of radiation exposure to your pet is much lower with digital X-Rays than with traditional X-Ray technology. We can see beneath the surface of your pet's gum line to check each tooth.
This technology lets your vet view results immediately. We can then review them on a computer screen.