In-House Diagnostics for Dogs and Cats in Adrian, MI
Kelly Veterinary Clinic offers an in-house diagnostic lab and advanced digital X-ray and ultrasound equipment to better understand your pet’s health. Since dogs and cats can’t communicate their problems to us and don’t always show symptoms to indicate trouble, our diagnostic tools can give us the information we need. From routine screening to diagnosing illnesses, our testing options are versatile and highly beneficial to your pet’s wellness.
The Importance of Laboratory Testing
Healthy adult dogs and cats should undergo blood and fecal testing at least once a year. This testing allows us to evaluate your pet for subtle changes and potential issues, such as parasites or abnormal blood cell counts. Testing helps our team see below the surface to ensure that your pet is truly healthy. If we detect a problem, we can address it that very same day.
At Kelly Veterinary Clinic, we offer testing for dogs and cats of all ages. We also provide pre-anesthetic blood testing to make sure patients are healthy before going into surgery.
To evaluate dogs and cats for issues related to the bones, joints, heart, lungs, and urinary systems, we often turn to our digital X-ray equipment to obtain the necessary information. Digital X-ray outclasses traditional film X-ray in many ways:
- Uses significantly less radiation
- Does not require developer fluid and unwieldy trays that add extra time to the procedure
- Allows us to produce sharper, higher-contrast X-ray images
- Requires less time positioning your pet, making for a less stressful experience
- X-ray image files can be saved and sent via email to outside specialists in seconds
We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds in our hospital. This non-invasive procedure uses the latest technology to help us examine your pet’s heart and abdominal organs in real time. Ultrasound provides a clear and detailed picture of the soft tissue organs and blood vessels, something X-ray can’t do. We can also use this tool for pregnancy exams and cardiac ultrasounds.