Early and accurate detection is key when it comes to diagnosing your pet. Las Tablas Animal Hospital offers complete in-house diagnostics including: on-site laboratory, x-ray and ultrasound. In house testing capability means your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner.
We have the capability to perform various blood panels, urinalysis, fecal screenings, and other types of testing on site instead of sending samples to an outside lab.
While we do offer an extensive range of on-site testing, it is possible that your pet may need laboratory work beyond our scope. For those cases, we are happy to send blood work or other testing to an outside lab that will send results back to us.
Digital Radiology (X-Rays)
We employ advanced imaging technologies to guarantee the highest quality of care for our patients.
Radiography is an imaging technique using X-rays, gamma rays, or similar ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation to view the internal form of an object. Applications of radiography include medical radiography (“diagnostic” and “therapeutic”) and industrial radiography.
Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short and patient recovery is swift. A board-certified anesthesiologist oversees all procedures.
Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal, and gastrointestinal systems.
When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and other internal injuries. An ultrasound of the heart, known as an echocardiogram, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size and contractions.
Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still.