Vet Diagnostic Lab
Electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used for diagnostic imaging. With these tools, we can produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Anaheim Animal Care & Pet Hospital, we leverage advanced tools to help us accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions. We offer a range of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound.
Due to our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we're able to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic data about your pet's condition and provide immediate options for treatment.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Anaheim
We perform tests and receive results quickly in our in-house laboratory, so we're able to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Anaheim is stocked with numerous medications and prescription diets. This means we have quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
We are proud to offer advanced diagnostic testing at our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab. This allows our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical condition.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
With a radiograph (digital X-ray), we're able to examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information we may not be able to see from the outside.
Radiography is a non-invasive, painless and safe procedure that uses very low doses of radiation. Since the level of radiation needed is very low, even very young pets and pregnant females can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to assess bones and organs, and to diagnose conditions including chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, fractured bones and some tumors.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner.
At our vet lab in Anaheim, we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Anaheim.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Anaheim vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.