In-House Diagnostics

At the Integrative Veterinary Center of Richmond, we’re proud to have a full in-house laboratory for running a wide range of tests. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment includes digital radiography, dental X-ray, and ultrasound. 

Because we have a diagnostic lab right here in our hospital, we can efficiently perform various essential tests and receive results in a matter of minutes. Rapid results are particularly beneficial to extremely ill animals requiring prompt treatment, as they allow us to begin the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible. We can test for a wide range of abnormalities, including high/low blood glucose, infections, liver and kidney disease, and more.

For otherwise healthy pets who come in for routine health screenings, we generally take samples and send them to an external laboratory for a comprehensive review. 

Digital X-Ray

A digital X-ray is an excellent tool for viewing your pet’s bones and joints, but it can do much more than that! Our team can also use X-rays to evaluate the heart and lungs and possibly identify foreign bodies and tumors. Our digital equipment is beneficial because it makes X-ray procedures faster and 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.


Ultrasound is the best tool for visualizing the soft tissue and organs in the abdominal cavity. While ultrasound is best known for diagnosing and monitoring pregnancies, it can also detect and diagnose cysts and tumors and assess the size, shape, and texture of soft organ abnormalities. Unlike X-rays, ultrasound provides our team with three-dimensional, real-time footage of the organs and blood vessels in motion rather than static images.