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Veterinary Laboratory and Diagnostic Equipment

Family Pet Hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic tests and procedures to quickly assess your pet's health, help diagnose, monitor and care for your pet. Some of our hospital's more common diagnostic services for dogs and cats include:

Blood tests performed on premises or at an accredited lab with rapid turnaround time. Understanding Your Pet's Blood Work
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Tests
Health Screen / Complete Blood Panels to check overall body function
Drug Monitoring Tests (thyroid, anti-seizure, diabetic, NSAID pain medications, etc)
Heartworm Tests
Canine Parvovirus, Feline Leukemia and FIV Tests (on-site)
Toxoplasmosis Titer
Rabies Titer Tests
Wisdom Panel (breed testing for dogs)
Tick-borne disease testing - Did you know that ticks are prevalent in our area? Ticks are known to transmit diseases such as Erlichia, Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever just to name a few. Some of these can even be transmitted to your family. Follow the link below to learn more about ticks and the diseases they transmit. [www.tickalert.com]
Cancer screening / cancer chemotherapy - It is a known fact that both dogs and cats are susceptible to cancer. One in four dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime and lymphoma is one of the most common cancers found in dogs. The big problem with cancer in pets is that it usually goes unnoticed until it is too late. When cancer is discovered early, the chances of successful treatment are much greater. Routine screening can improve cancer treatment by helping diagnose tumors that might otherwise be missed.

Chemotherapy can be used to great effect with some animal cancers. The same drugs are used on animals that are used with humans. [Major Dog Cancer Types]

Digital dental x-rays- Intra-oral radiographs have become an essential tool in the maintenance of your pet's oral health. They allow us to obtain a diagnosis, to better understand the state of your pet's dental disease and to formulate a treatment plan and necessary therapy needed during your pet's anesthetic procedure. They also assist us in determining the importance of follow up visits and tailoring home care programs for your pet.
Allergy screening - Animals, just like people, can suffer allergic reactions to a wide variety of environmental substances. Your pets may be allergic to such things as pollens, flea bites, dust mites, carpet fibers and even other pets. [www.bmslab.com]
Endoscopy - In small animals, endoscopy is performed under general anesthesia using a flexible fiber optic endoscope that is passed into the mouth and then into the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine for the examination of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. Each area is carefully inspected for abnormalities. The endoscope is attached to a light source, and a lens allows visualization of the areas being examined. It also has small channels through which biopsy forceps or retrieving instruments can be passed. Biopsies are taken from areas that appear abnormal, but also from areas that look normal, in many cases diseases are found on biopsies in which tissues look normal to the naked eye.
X-rays - Radiographs (X-rays) play an important role in the diagnostic aspect of many disorders, injuries, fractures, etc... which cannot be seen from outside of your pets body.
Electrocardiograms - An electrocardiogram is a highly valuable diagnostic tool in aiding in early detection of cardiovascular changes. This is key for the prevention of heart disease as it allows time for a more efficient treatment and correction in your pets lifestyle to avoid or delay more serious problems.
Blood pressure screening - High blood pressure in our pets can be just as dangerous to them as it can be to us. An increasing number of dogs and cats are being diagnosed with this silent condition. Pets that have been diagnosed with other medical conditions such as kidney failure, liver problems and endocrine problems like feline hyperthyroidism and canine hypothyroidism, are more likely to have blood pressure abnormalities and therefore their blood pressure should be monitored more closely.
Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus testing
Glaucoma screening
Microscopic examinations of skin, hair, etc.
Bacterial Culture and Sensitivity
Skin Scrape, Skin Tests, Dermatophyte Test Medium
Atopy and Food Allergy Testing
Fecal examinations for intestinal parasites
Ultrasonography - Ultrasound is used to enhance other diagnostic services such as radiography and pathology by allowing better visualization of the interior organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys. It gives us better visualization of structural integrity, discovery of tumors and the evaluation of organ function. This technology can also alert us to abnormalities in the abdominal cavity or lymph nodes that may not be visible on radiographs. Ultrasound is a non invasive procedure therefore minimizing the need for anesthesia or sedation.
Urinalysis - Laboratory screening of urine is a diagnostic tool used to detect the presence of one or more specific substances that normally do not appear in urine, such as protein, sugar, white blood cells or blood. A measurement of the dilution or concentration of urine is also helpful in diagnosing diseases. urinalysis can assist us in the diagnosis of urinary tract infections, diabetes, dehydration, kidney problems and many other conditions.

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Dr. Woolley has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.

John E.
San Antonio, TX

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