Village Veterinary Practice Diagnostic Testing
Our veterinary nursing staff are trained and qualified perform diagnostic tests in our laboratory. Blood, urine, fecal, skin, ear and needle aspirate samples are evaluated, often during the visit. More complex tests are sent out to our network of veterinary exclusive laboratories. This combination of services allows efficient and rapid turnaround of results which, in turn, contributes to the best possible patient care.
After your pet has been examined, x-rays may be recommended for a more complete evaluation and diagnosis. Each of our hospitals is equipped with digital veterinary x-ray machines and separate digital dental x-ray machines, which allow us to diagnose a variety of medical conditions quickly and accurately. The use of digital radiography provides immediate, high quality and more detailed images than traditional x-rays.
In addition to the many diagnostic benefits of digital radiography, this method is “greener”, exposes the patient and staff to less radiation, and because there is no more waiting for x-ray film to develop, the process is generally much quicker for patients. The sooner your pet can be returned to you, the happier he or she will be! Digital radiographs can also be easily e-mailed to specialists for consultation when the need arises.
In many instances ultrasound is necessary to help diagnose your pet’s illness. Rather than having to send our patients and clients to a referral hospital for this valuable diagnostic procedure, we work closely with a board-certified cardiologist and an experienced veterinary ultrasonographer who will come to our hospitals and evaluate your pet in our caring and familiar environment. This allows your veterinarian to immediately know the results of the ultrasound and minimizes your wait time for your pet’s final diagnosis and patient care plan.