Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Our team uses electromagnetic radiation and other technologies to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Mount Vernon, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues quickly and effectively. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and EKG/ECG.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, our vets can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Veterinary Lab & Pet Pharmacy in Mount Vernon
Our team of veterinary professionals is able to perform tests and get results quickly thanks to our well-equipped in-house diagnostics lab. The technology in our lab provides our vets with the tools they need to diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Mount Vernon is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications so that we always have quick access to the medications your pet needs while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary lab we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Mount Vernon vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
At our vet lab in Mount Vernon we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.