Diagnostics

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We offer in-house diagnostics.

When your pet arrives to see us, you will be greeted by a member of our team. Once you’ve made your way to an exam room, we start by looking at your pet’s eyes, ears, and skin and checking his or her cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. We will perform blood and/or urine tests as necessary to check your pet’s kidneys, liver, pancreas, and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, such as radiography (x-rays), endoscopy (internal scoping), ultrasound, or biopsy.

Radiology

X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.

We offer digital radiology which allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.

Ultrasound

Ultrasonography (also called ultrasound or sonography) is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that uses sound waves to examine a pet’s internal organs and other structures inside the body. It can be used to evaluate the animal’s heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, and bladder; to detect fluid, cysts, tumors, or abscesses; and to confirm pregnancy or monitor an ongoing pregnancy.

We may use this imaging technique in conjunction with radiography (x-rays) and other diagnostic methods to ensure a proper diagnosis. Interpretation of ultrasound images requires great skill on the part of the clinician.

Eye Testing

It is crucial for your pet’s vision that we detect and treat glaucoma and other problems with intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) as quickly as possible. We can test your dog or cat’s eyes for excess pressure. The test, performed with a device called a tonometer, is not painful and does not require sedation.

If not treated immediately (within hours to days), glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss or even blindness. Pets that have suffered eye injuries should have this test performed. In addition, we recommend that breeds that are prone to developing glaucoma come in for regular measurements so we can monitor eye pressure and begin treatment before any problem becomes irreversible. Please call us to discuss whether your pet may be at higher risk for glaucoma.

Laboratory

We’re able to process a wide variety of diagnostic laboratory tests with our in-house laboratory. We may also utilize an outside lab for test as well. Our pets cannot tell us what’s wrong, and that’s why laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging are so important. We choose the tests that will guide us toward the perfect, tailor-made solution for your pet’s needs.

Our tests include things like:

Blood Tests
Urine Tests
Fecal Tests
Parasite Tests
Digital X-rays
Ultrasonography
…and more!

We use these tests to assess your pet’s overall well-being and aid in diagnosing issues. This helps us detect the trouble brewing in the internal organs by providing important clues to disease. By doing these tests in-house, we are able to provide faster, more reliable results. We are committed to providing accurate and timely lab results for the benefit of your pet thanks to our extensive in-house laboratory capabilities.

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3084 N. Goliad St. Suite 104
Rockwall, TX 75087

We are located next to Mogio's facing 552 in north Rockwall.

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