Diagnostics

Diagnostic Services - Pet X-Rays, Parasite Tests, Surgery

Chipman Road Animal Clinic implements the latest tools and technology to diagnose medical conditions and diseases in pets. Our in-house lab allows us to perform laboratory tests on-site.

The most routine tests include:

  • Stool samples that are collected beforehand by the owner or collected by the veterinarian during the exam. Stool samples can detect the presence of cysts and various parasites such as Giardia or eggs of parasites such as tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms.
  • Analysis of urine samples is a simple way to detect various types of urinary tract diseases. The presence of diseases or infection may change the color of the urine from yellow or amber to a darker color or lesser clarity. Chemical analysis of the urine can measure the amount of protein, glucose or fragmented blood cells which can indicate injury, disease or defects.
  • Analysis of blood samples and the numbers and structure of blood cells is critical in monitoring disease and infection. Depending on the type of blood analysis that is performed, veterinary doctors can detect dehydration, anemia, internal bleeding, bacterial infections, leukemia, injuries, autoimmune disease, blood clotting disorders and even bone marrow problems.

Tools like pet x-rays can provide a look at what is going on in your pet’s body. X-rays can bring to light suspected bone fractures, tumors, bladder stones, orthopedic issues, swallowed objects, heart and lung diseases, soft tissue problems...just to name a few. Digital radiographs allow for more thorough images in a matter of seconds.   

Some of our other medical testing tools include:
  • Digital radiography (pet x-ray)
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • Fully equipped surgical room
  • Heartworm, Lyme. Ehrlichia and Anaplasma testing
  • Pathology
  • Glucose curves
  • Fungal cultures
If your pet begins to show signs of illness, we have the high tech equipment needed as well as advanced training in medical techniques and procedures to perform various tests for infections, disease and health problems in order to determine a diagnosis and initiate a plan of treatment.


What Tools Do You Use to Detect Cancer in Dogs and Cats?

Depending on the individual pet, there are various tools that can be used to detect cancer in cats and dogs including:
Blood and Urine Tests are performed which elevate levels of enzymes that may indicate a possible tumor.

Biopsy, which is a procedure that involves the removal of cells or a piece of suspicious tissue in order to perform a detailed analysis to determine if any cancer or disease is present.

Cytology, which is when cells are collected from various sources such as skin masses, body cavity fluids, ear fluid, lymph node fluid, blood or urine. These individual cells are examined under the microscope to evaluate whether they appear cancerous.

Diagnostic Imaging – Digital Radiology

The diagnosis of cancer in dogs and cats is not always simple and may require extensive research using a variety of tests.

The veterinarians at Chipman Road Animal Clinic have the right tools and techniques to test your pet to figure out the reason your pet is sick and then prepare a plan of action to get your adored pet feeling better as soon as possible. Bring in your pet anytime during our open hours to get your sick pet seen as soon as possible.

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