Veterinary Diagnostics & Imaging in Durham
Taking a Closer Look at Your Pet’s Health
Our pets cannot communicate with us in a way we can understand, so it can be hard to know when they’re feeling under the weather. At Park Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care, our veterinary team is on the case. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practice, we boast both an on-site laboratory and digital radiology capabilities that will help us quickly get to the bottom of your pet’s health issue.
Even when your pet is perfectly healthy, diagnostic testing is an important part of your pet’s regular wellness care. Our Durham veterinarians use our diagnostic tools to keep an eye on your pet’s health so we can better understand what their normal health looks like. This helps us down the line if your pet ever falls ill as we’ll be able to compare old tests against the new results to pinpoint changes.
Laboratory Testing at Park Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care
We are pleased to offer laboratory services on-site, allowing you to receive test results faster so we can begin treatment to get your pet back to normal.
We can perform the following tests:
- Heartworm screening
- Fecal checks
- Blood chemistry
- Complete blood count (CBC)
- Thyroid function
- Adrenal testing
- Feline leukemia screening
- Feline immunodeficiency virus testing
- Parvovirus testing
Digital Radiology & Ultrasound Imaging
Sometimes, we need to get an even closer look at your pet to make a diagnosis. This is where digital radiology and ultrasounds can come in handy. These forms of imaging help our veterinary team see beyond your pet’s fur to get a look at their internal organs, bones, and muscles. If your pet’s physical exam or laboratory tests indicate that there is an internal issue, we may order radiological imaging to get a closer look as part of our diagnostic process.
We offer both digital x-rays, which image the solid or dense tissues of your pet’s body, and ultrasounds, which image the soft tissues inside of your pet’s body. Both of these methods can be extremely useful in diagnosing your pet’s condition.