Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
At VRCC, we have advanced diagnostic tools in our in-house that help us identify your pet's medical condition and customize a treatment plan to suit their unique needs.
We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology and ultrasounds to a wide range of lab services such as bloodwork and biopsies.
With our diagnostic capabilities, we can get a better look at your pet's internal structures and efficiently produce definitive diagnostic information about your pet's condition and offer immediate options for treatment.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Englewood
We conduct tests and get results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we're able to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
You'll be able to pick up a range of medications at our pet pharmacy. Here, we have quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
At our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing, which allows our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Radiographs (digital X-rays) are used to examine your pet's internal systems to view data that may not be visible from the outside.
Radiography is non-invasive, painless, and safe. Since it uses only a very low level of radiation, even pregnant females and very young pets are able to undergo the procedure.
With radiographs, we can evaluate organs and bones, and diagnose conditions including fractures, bladder stones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
By using diagnostic ultrasound imaging, our team of veterinary professionals can capture highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
Part of the body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves and images of the inside of the body can be produced. Ultrasound images are captured in real-time, so we can see the movement and structure of your pet's internal organs in addition to blood flowing through 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 begin sooner.
An endoscope is comprised of a very tiny camera with a light attached to the end of a flexible tube.
When we perform an endoscopy, a long, thin tube is inserted directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.
Minimally invasive endoscopes can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.
At our vet lab in Englewood, 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 (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- 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 Englewood.
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.
- CT Scans
CT (computed tomography) Scans combine X-Ray images and computer technology to help us identify and diagnose numerous diseases and disorders in your pet's body. They have become an essential imaging tool used in veterinary medicine.