Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
In diagnostic imaging, electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used to produce extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Companion Pet Clinic of Gold Canyon, our advanced tools help us accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a selection of services, including digital radiology, ultrasound and digital dental radiology.
By leveraging our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and offer immediate options for treatment.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy
At our in-house laboratory, we perform tests and receive results quickly so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy is stocked with numerous prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
In our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are proud to offer advanced diagnostic testing to help our vets provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
A radiograph (digital X-Ray) can be used to examine your pet's internal systems and view information that may not be visible from the outside.
Radiography is a painless, safe and non-invasive imaging method that uses very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even very young pets and pregnant females can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate organs and bones, and to diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases, bladder stones and some tumors.
Diagnostic imaging enables our team of veterinary professionals to create highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, part of the body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, our vets are able to view the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, in addition to blood moving through the blood vessels.
At our in-house lab, we have a mobile ultrasound unit available to our vets on specified days, which allows our team to diagnose your cat or dog's condition quickly and begin treatment sooner.
We are able to run many common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do at our vet lab in Gold Canyon include CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Gold Canyon vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.