Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Our vets are able to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures using electromagnetic radiation and other technologies for diagnostic imaging.
At Brookhaven Animal Hospital, our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions. Our team is able to offer various using these tools such as bloodwork, ultrasounds, and radiography.
We are able to quickly and efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information using our diagnostic imaging capabilities allowing us to provide detailed information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Brookhaven
Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform diagnostic tests efficiently so that we can quickly diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as early as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Brookhaven carries a wide range of prescription diets and medications that your pet may require, allowing us to quickly access any medications your pet may need while receiving care in our facility.
Using our modern in-house diagnostic lab we are able to quickly and accurately perform testing using our modern equipment and tools which allows us to have your pet diagnosed and begin treatment as soon as we possibly can. We offer diagnostic services such as:
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we are able to view and examine your pet's internal systems to diagnose conditions that are unable to be seen from the outside.
Radiography is a safe, painless and non-invasive procedure that uses very low doses of radiation. This very low level of radiation allows us to use this form of diagnostic testing on animals that are high risk such as very young pets or pets that are pregnant.
Our vets will use radiographs in order to evaluate bones and organs and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
Our team of experienced veterinary professionals may use ultrasound imaging to produce extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves that are emitted into the body in order to produce internal images of the body.
Ultrasound images are captured as they happen to allow our vets to see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs in real-time, as well as even watch the blood flowing through your pet's blood vessels.
Ultrasound technology is extremely valuable and providing this option in-house allows our vets to have the ability to diagnose your dog or cat's condition quickly and treatment can start sooner.
Our veterinary team in Brookhaven has the ability to run a number of common and specialized blood tests that allow us to determine the overall health of your pet, and to diagnose potential illnesses.
The most common veterinary blood tests we perform are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is one of the most valuable diagnostic tests that our team can perform and provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Your vet will use urinalysis to determine the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, as well as use it to detect other possible issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
Urinalysis is incredibly valuable not only to the sick animals we see but also when they are in perfect health and it is recommended to be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
Using our in-house vet lab in Brookhaven your vet can perform a microscopic examination of your pet's feces.
Fecal exams are imperative for identifying and treating any GI infections that could be having a negative impact on your pet's health and by extension the health of your family. These fecal exams allow your vet the opportunity to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can cause various diseases and conditions in our pets that can cause them to be incredibly uncomfortable as well as potentially infect your family.
These parasites survive within the GI tract of your pet and are undetectable without the use of fecal exams.
Fecal exams are recommended to be performed at your pet's annual physical wellness exam.