Our veterinary team uses both in-house and off-site testing to guide our patients’ treatment plans. For time-sensitive situations, we typically use our own on-site laboratory for blood, urine, and fecal testing. If your pet needs comprehensive testing, we prefer to send samples out to our off-site lab for a thorough review and detailed test results.
For initial and annual testing, we recommend that dogs and cats be tested for:
- Intestinal worms
- Tick-borne diseases
- Feline leukemia and FIV testing (cats only)
We also offer Giardia testing and canine pancreatic lipase testing.
Digital Radiography for Pets
Our digital X-ray equipment is vital for the detection and diagnosis of issues associated with the bones, joints, and lungs. This digital technology uses far lower levels of radiation, and allows for better visualizing of problem areas. What’s more, we can send your pet’s digital X-ray images to boarded radiologists and specialists anytime, anywhere.
Ultrasound for Dogs and Cats
Ark is one of the few animal hospitals in the area that uses ultrasound for visualizing the internal organs. Ultrasound is extremely useful in finding and understanding issues involving the heart and abdominal organs. Often, we enlist the expertise of a board-certified cardiologist, who can come in and perform echocardiograms (heart ultrasounds) whenever needed. These procedures are very important for dogs and cats with chronic heart problems, and you won’t need to travel elsewhere to get the procedure.