Radiology & Diagnostics
Veterinary diagnostic imaging is used to discover internal disease or injury. Congress Avenue Animal Hospital offers an in-house laboratory and on-site digital radiography (X-ray) to ensure the highest quality of care for our patients.
Having these diagnostics on site saves time, money, and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results, so your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner.
Our in-house lab can perform the following services:
- Liver enzyme screening
- Pancreatic evaluation
- Renal (kidney) profiles
- Complete blood counts
- General chemistries
- Blood gases
- Fecal testing (parasites)
- Blood pressure
- FelV, FIV in cats
- Parvovirus in dogs
Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies, and dental disease.
Some radiographs require the patient remain completely still, so sedation may be necessary. If so, the duration of sedation is usually short and patient recovery is swift.
Should your pet need ultrasound or other diagnostics beyond our scope, we can refer you to a trusted veterinary partner for those services.
For more information on our in-house diagnostic services or to schedule your pet for testing, call us at (561) 328-6166.