Diagnostic Services


 

In House Laboratory Testing

When performing routine wellness examinations or diagnosing an illness, what our veterinarians can't see is as important, if not more important, than what they can.

Because protecting your pet's health is our most important job, we have a complete in-house diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces, and skin. Without timely access to these precise test results, it would be difficult to accurately assess your pet's health. Test results can also help us in the early detection of diseases and other conditions affecting your pet's health and well-being.

 For example, diagnostic testing can detect heartworm disease, Lyme disease, infections, feline leukemia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections, and many additional diseases and conditions that can go unnoticed in their early stages. Blood testing can show early evidence of diabetes, changes in liver or kidney function, or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic laboratory testing is also completed prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia.

Laboratory testing provides information about your pet's systemic health without the need for invasive, expensive procedures. Thanks to our in-house diagnostic laboratory, we can deliver your pet's test results quickly – often within a few minutes – minimizing the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

 

 

 

Digital Radiographs

Radiographs, or X-rays, are one of the most common, useful diagnostic tools in medicine. At Brevard Aid to Animals, we use X-rays to examine your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas and for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your pet has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object, or is suffering from a heart problem, an X-ray can tell us what we need to know.

To provide you with the highest-quality veterinary care for your pet. Brevard Aid to Animals has invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine. There are many important advantages to digital X-rays:

 

  • The images can be viewed on a computer monitor immediately
  • The images can be manipulated for a better view
  • Images take less time to process
  • No harsh chemicals are needed to develop the images
  • Digital X-ray can provide a faster and more accurate diagnosis
  • Images can be emailed to a specialist for a second opinion, if needed

 

Advanced diagnostic capabilities are an extremely important part of veterinary medicine, in part because we can't simply ask our patients what is wrong. Our investment in digital X-ray technology and the skilled professionals needed to accurately interpret them reflects our commitment to offer you and your pet the best, most comprehensive healthcare available.