When your pet is not feeling well, Green Prairie Animal Hospitals have sophisticated in-hospital diagnostic equipment that allows us to evaluate and diagnose your pet’s health quickly. Our facilities are equipped with a complete in-house laboratory that allows us to perform screening tests and x-ray equipment.
Our in-hospital veterinary laboratory features diagnostic testing for the following:
- Blood work: CBC, HCT/TP, BUN, glucose, and electrolytes
- Microscope exams
- Cytology of skin & ear samples
- Distemper & Parvo titer testing in lieu of annual vaccinations for dogs
- Fecal testing for intestinal parasites
- Occult heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma testing
- Parvo tests
- Feline heartworm Ag and FELV/FIV testing
- Pregnancy tests
We also work with several outside reference labs. Reference laboratories provide us with advanced blood work, such as thyroid and seizure medication levels, urine testing, and culture, cytology, and biopsy results to further maintain your pet’s health.
X-rays are the most common imaging tool we use to examine your dog or cat’s organs and their cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. This is a non-invasive procedure that allows the veterinarian to get a better look at the conditions affecting your pet.
Radiology is used:
- To find foreign objects or materials within the body that may have been ingested
- To diagnose fractures, bone and/or joint abnormalities, and various injuries
- To screen for abnormalities within the heart, lungs, urinary, and digestive organs
- To screen for some types of cancer
- To visualize the internal anatomy of your pet’s teeth, roots and surrounding bone.
Dental radiography allows us to get a full set of dental radiographs to visualize the internal anatomy of your pet's teeth along with the roots and surrounding bone. This is important because most of your pet’s dental problems are under the gum line, which cannot be seen without x-rays. The x-rays allow us to diagnose bone loss or hidden disease that may be present in the tooth roots and jawbone areas that may not have been visible during our thorough oral exam prior to the dental procedure so that your pet’s mouth will be healthy and pain-free.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
We monitor your pet’s blood pressure while under anesthesia, suffering shock, or in other life-threatening conditions. We also evaluate your pet’s blood pressure during routine annual or biannual check-ups.
Ultrasounds provide us an inside perspective of your pet's organs. Heart patients and pregnant patients would be great candidates for ultrasounds. Abdominal ultrasounds help us assess the size of the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, and other internal anatomy for the best diagnosis. Primary advantages are portability, non-invasive, out-patient, and we provide anti-anxiety medications or sedatives to get the best results.