Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Diagnostic imaging is performed using electromagnetic radiation and other technologies. This enables us to create highly detailed images of the internal structures of your pet.
At New Hope Animal Hospital, we utilize advanced diagnostic tools to aid in the accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical problems. We provide a range of services, ranging from digital radiography to ultrasound.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's condition and offer immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Dallas
In our in-house laboratory, we run tests and get results quickly so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our Dallas pet pharmacy is stocked with a variety of prescription diets and medications, allowing us quick access to any medications your pet may require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing through our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, allowing our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
We can examine your pet's internal systems using a radiograph (digital x-ray) to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is a non-invasive, painless procedure. It makes use of extremely low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required for radiography is so low, it is safe to perform this procedure on pregnant females and very young pets.
Radiographs are used to evaluate bones and organs and to diagnose conditions such as broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and certain types of tumors.
Our team of veterinary professionals can create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures using diagnostic imaging.
We use ultrasound imaging to produce images of the inside of the body by exposing a part of the body to high-frequency sound waves.
We can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels because we capture ultrasound images in real-time.
Because our veterinarians have access to this cutting-edge technology in our in-house lab, your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can begin sooner.
We can run a variety of common and specialized blood tests at our vet lab in Dallas to determine your pet's health and diagnose illness.
CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile are some of the most common veterinary blood tests we perform.
Urinalysis is a critical diagnostic test that provides critical information about the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine to your veterinarian.
Urinalysis is primarily used to determine the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be used to detect problems with other organ systems and is critical for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is an extremely useful diagnostic test for healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is a microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be performed at our Dallas in-house vet lab.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that may be threatening your pet's health, as well as your family's health. Your veterinarian can use feces to see if your pet has intestinal parasites like roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets feel uneasy and irritable, as well as lead to more serious problems. Some of them can even be passed on to humans.
These parasites are often hidden from view because they live in your pet's gastrointestinal tract. A fecal examination is the only way to detect them.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog has periodontal disease, much of the damage occurs below the gum line, where it is difficult to see. Our veterinarians can assess your pet's oral health using digital dental X-rays.
Digital X-Rays are less dangerous to your pet. They enable our veterinary team to examine the roots, bones, and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
The risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower with digital X-Rays than with traditional X-Ray technology. To fully evaluate each tooth, we can see below the surface of your pet's gum line.
This technology allows your Dallas vet to immediately see results and then project them onto a computer screen for review.