VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS:
Our pets cannot tell us what is wrong with them. This is why advanced diagnostic testing is so important. These non-invasive technologies allow us to produce quick and accurate diagnoses, which can make all the difference when your pet is critically ill or injured.
Our in-house laboratory can quickly develop test results, enabling us to begin treatment right away. Some of the in-house diagnostic testing available includes:
- Blood chemistry panel
- Complete blood cell count
- Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
- Feline immunodeficiency virus
- Heartworm testing
- Parvo testing
- Urinalysis and fecal examinations
At Countryside, we are proud to provide high quality digital radiography. These radiographs allow our veterinarians to see highly detailed information about your pet's bones and soft tissues. These high-resolution images are often used to diagnose bone fractures and arthritis.
Radiography is also the only method used to accurately diagnose canine hip dysplasia. Canine hip dysplasia is a condition that results in joint instability and the abnormal wear of cartilage. Currently, OFA and PennHip techniques are used to determine the likelihood of a dog developing hip dysplasia or arthritis. At Countryside, we provide radiographs that meet the standards for both of these techniques.
Ultrasound is a valuable imaging procedure that is often used to complement radiographs. This state of the art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine the structure and function of internal organs. It's most commonly performed in the the chest and abdominal cavities. Ultrasound is especially helpful when diagnosing bladder conditions. Ultrasound can also be used to confirm your pet's pregnancy in as early as 25 days. Radiographs can be taken after 50 days to determine the number and general size of the puppies or kittens.