Diagnostic Services

Veterinary Radiographs

Though radiographs may seem like a technology from the 20th Century, they are in fact an important and cost-effective veterinary diagnostic tool. Radiographs—also known as X-rays—are extremely helpful at identifying and diagnosing a number of medical conditions affecting your pet’s lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity, bladder, kidneys and other areas. For example, a radiograph can detect cancerous tumors, diagnose heartworm disease, bladder and kidney stones, and foreign objects.

X-rays are also very important for helping diagnose and treat injuries such as broken bones, joint injuries and illnesses and many other orthopedic conditions.

Because Hearthstone Animal Clinic believes that all animals deserve the best care possible we offer our clients a full range of radiographic services. Our X-rays can also be sent out to a board certified radiologist for timely second opinions when necessary.

 

The Lab

Performing preventative medicine as well as diagnosing emergent internal health issues requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces, and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to precise laboratory test results it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet’s health.

Hearthstone Animal Clinic maintains an in-house laboratory that is capable of providing fast, accurate and timely test results for emergency blood parameters, parasite testing, diagnostics, and health screens. For specialized diagnostic and screening studies, we send samples to VCA Antech, a leading provider of companion animal laboratory services in the country.