Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Memphis
Veterinary Diagnostic Labs
Our vets use electromagnetic radiations, sound waves and other technologies for our diagnostic imaging procedures. These allow us the create highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
At PetVax Complete Care Centers, our veterinary hospitals use advanced diagnostic tools in order to both diagnose and create treatment plans for your pet's medical issues. We offer a number of different services to this end, from radiography and EKG to ultrasound, cold lasers, lab testing equipment and more.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab at Our Memphis Hospitals
Our vets are able to perform tests and get results efficiently using each of our locations' in-house laboratories. This way, we are able to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start our course of treatment as soon as possible.
The pet pharmacies at our Memphis veterinary hospitals are stocked with a wide array of prescriptions diets and medications, providing each of us with quick and easy access to any medications or specialized foods your pet may need while under our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
Using our in-house veterinary diagnostic labs, our vets are proud to be able to offer your pet with advanced diagnostic testing in order to accurately assess your pet's health 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 a painless, non-invasive and safe diagnostic procedure. SInce it only uses very low doses of radiation, even very young or pregnant pets can safely undergo radiographic examinations.
This diagnostic tool can be used to evaluate both your pet's organs and their bones. It can diagnose a range of conditions, from chronic arthritis and bladder stones to tumors, spinal cor diseases and broken bones.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows the veterinary professionals at our PetVax Complete Care Centers hospitals to craft extremely detailed images of the internal systems and structures of your pet.
Using ultrasound imaging procedures, we expose parts of your pet's body to high-frequency sound waves. In doing so, we create an image of the inside of their body in real time.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner.
The veterinary labs in our Memphis hospitals are able to run a number of both common and complex blood tests to help determine the health of your pet and to diagnose an illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
- Cold Lasers
Cold lasers are used in a number of different therapeutic treatments that are designed to help alleviate pain and inflammation in the joints of your pet. They can treat all sorts of conditions, from physical injuries to illness.
Using low-intensity lasers, therapy using this technology improves the function of your pet's cells through a process called "photobiomodulation." Treatment with cold lasers can help to encourage cell growth,, promote circulation to the affected area and quicken your pet's natural healing process.
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 test is a valuable diagnostic tool, whether your pet is seemingly healthy or noticeably sick. Because of this, it should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health and well-being.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Memphis.
The main goal of fecal exams is to identify and treat any gastrointestinal infections that may be compromising your pet's health—or even the health fo your family. Fecals let your vet determine whether or not your pet has intestinal parasites like hookworms, whipworms or roundworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- ECG / EKG
If one of our veterinarians perform a physical examination of your pet and suspects that they may be suffering from a heart disorder, we will generally do two things: take x-rays of their chest and an electrocardiogram (also known as either an ECG or EKG).
This procedure can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.
New Patients Welcome
PetVax Complete Care Centers is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Memphis companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.