Laboratory & Diagnostic Services
Our Diagnostic Lab Services
At Barlow Trail Animal Hospital, we have an in-house laboratory. We can perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We offer plenty of simple tests, but we are also able to run some more complex tests. Our clients can request simple lab work like heartworm tests and leukemia and FIV tests. We are also proud to be able to offer full blood work for owners who are interested. Having an in-house laboratory allows us to diagnose your pet much faster than we could if we had to send everything to another laboratory.
Veterinary radiologists diagnose diseases by obtaining and interpreting medical images. When you bring in your pet and need insight into their health, X-rays help us to diagnose various cardiac, pulmonary, abdominal, musculoskeletal and traumatic conditions. We also have the ability to perform renal and barium radiographic series. We have the most up-to-date technology available for diagnostic radiology. It takes images in seconds with virtually no repeats and is viewable in seconds on any screen in the hospital. The result is the highest quality digital x-ray image in a short time with minimal exposure to both patient and staff.
LABORATORY & DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES PROCESS
Book an appointment online or through calling our office.
Come into our clinic with your pet. Bring any of your pet’s vaccine history, a list of food, treats and current medications that your pet is on and your pet insurance information.
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You will normally see a Veterinary Office Assistant or an Animal Health Technologist first who will take a history, and gather some data for the doctor.
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A veterinarian will see you next, examine your pet, answer your questions complete the diagnostics or imaging and recommend further treatment as necessary.
Comprehensive Laboratory & Diagnostics Services
Once we are able to diagnose your pets, we are able to start treatments so they start feeling better quickly. We make it our goal to help your pets get better as fast as possible. We want your pets to be comfortable and happy too! Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we pride ourselves on having answers much quicker than you would expect. We want to help your pets get back to normal as soon as possible. At Barlow Trail Animal Hospital we are a close-knit team that remember and care about each pet and owner that come through our doors. We know your pets are part of your family so we are committed to giving every pet owner time and attention so we understand your concerns and leave you feeling confident and assured.
Routine blood work and urinalysis are recommended in both cat and dog annual preventative care diagnostics. Through blood work and other lab tests we can establish a baseline of health for your pet to help discern subtle changes that may occur over time. This is especially important since pets age rapidly and changes are sometimes subtle.
Ultrasound plays a key role in evaluating organ health through the use of sound waves. Ultrasound is commonly used to diagnose heart disease and abdominal disease, including cancer.