Veterinary Diagnostic Services in Huntsville, AL
To understand your pet’s health, we often need to rely on more than just outward clues and a physical exam. When we need to evaluate their condition more deeply to establish a baseline of health or diagnose an underlying problem, we use our veterinary diagnostic tools. At Midtown Veterinary Practice, we offer the latest in laboratory testing, digital X-ray, and ultrasound technology so we can provide your pet with the thorough, customized care they deserve. Our tools are designed to efficiently and more accurately diagnose various health problems, from parasites to chronic organ diseases.
Getting a Closer Look at Your Pet's Health with In-House Lab Testing
Our in-house diagnostic laboratory gives our team the ability to run a variety of tests and obtain results in 30 minutes or less. For dogs or cats with urgent medical problems, this quick turnover is essential to providing timely treatment.
Additionally, we offer testing that can be sent out to reference labs for thorough analyses. Some of the testing we can provide includes:
Why Routine Lab Tests are Important
Routine diagnostic testing is key to maintaining your pet's health. Early detection of diseases can lead to more effective treatment and a better quality of life for your dog or cat. Regular check-ups, including lab tests and X-rays, are essential for catching health issues before they become serious problems.
Seeing Below the Surface
with Cat and Dog X-Ray and Ultrasound
Digital X-ray is a valuable tool for viewing the bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, mouth, and other areas of the body. It is especially useful for diagnosing bone fractures, joint problems, tumors, and heart and lung conditions, and aids in the monitoring of ongoing conditions and planning for surgical procedures.
Ultrasound is ideal for soft tissue viewing, particularly the abdominal organs, heart, and blood vessels. It sends high-frequency sound waves through the body, which generate echoes that can be converted into a real-time, moving image of the internal organs. We can diagnose tumors, cysts, fluid in the abdomen, and more using this tool.