Pet In-House Diagnostics
At the Integrative Veterinary Center of Richmond in Richmond, we evaluate our patients, diagnose a variety of health issues, and pursue the best treatment plans possible. We have a full in-house laboratory for running a variety of tests, as well as digital radiography, dental X-ray, and ultrasound.
Because we have a diagnostic lab right here in our hospital, we can easily perform various important tests and receive results in a matter of minutes. This is extremely beneficial to animals that are extremely ill and require prompt treatment. We can test for a wide range of abnormalities, including high/low blood glucose, infections, liver and kidney disease, and more.
A digital X-ray is an excellent tool for viewing your pet’s bones and joints, but it can do much more. Our team can also use X-rays to evaluate the heart and lungs, as well as possibly identify foreign bodies and tumours. Our digital equipment is especially useful because it makes X-ray procedures easier for pets. We can spend less time positioning and repositioning your pet, and the images are sharper and more detailed than traditional film X-rays.
The best tool for visualizing the soft tissue organs in the abdominal cavity is ultrasound. While ultrasound is best known for its use in diagnosing and monitoring animal pregnancies, it can also be used to detect and diagnose cysts and tumours, as well as assess the size, shape, and texture of soft organ abnormalities. Unlike X-rays, ultrasound provides our team with moving, real-time footage of the organs and blood vessels in motion rather than static images.