Delivering Better Medicine with Pet Diagnostics
Our diagnostic equipment gives us detailed information about your pet’s internal structures including their blood components, skeletal health, organ function, and so much more. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the high-quality, individualized medicine that we do. At Buffalo Grove Animal Hospital, we have a full in-house lab, digital radiography, and ultrasound.
How We Use Our In-House Lab
Having an in-house lab is vital to our commitment to providing the best medicine for your pet. With it, we can run a variety of tests right on the spot and have results back in the same day. We can run tests on the following:
- Blood (complete blood counts, disease screening, and chemistry panels that help us detect underlying diseases and conditions)
- Urine (urinalysis measures density, acidity, and chemical analysis of any cells/solid material present)
- Skin cells (skin scrapings can reveal fungal infections, bacteria, skin cancer, and parasites)
X-Rays and Ultrasound
Our digital X-ray and ultrasound equipment give a glimpse into your pet’s internal structures. With them, we’re able to evaluate the skeleton, joints, abdominal cavity, organs, and more. We use these for a range of diagnoses including:
- Bone fractures or breaks
- Organ disease
- Ingested foreign body
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Dental disease
- And more!
Our veterinarians and team are skilled in the use of our diagnostics equipment. However, we always have access to our trusted lab partners, as well as cardiologists and radiologists to help with diagnoses if needed. Contact us today at 847-394-1128 for more information about our pet diagnostics.