Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiation (x-ray) and other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This allows us to better understand what is going on with your pet by providing us with a detailed image of your pet's internal structures that would otherwise be invisible.
At Yates Veterinary Hospital, we have a number of advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues and conditions. We offer a variety of services, from electronic x-ray to ultrasound.
Using our diagnostic imagery we can get an accurate picture of what is going on inside your pet and provide prompt treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Woodstock
We get quick results in our in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory so that we can start treating your pet's symptoms as fast as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Woodstock is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing our vets with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate, effective diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital x-ray)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is completely safe, painless and non-invasive. This procedure can even be performed on pregnant females and very young pets because it uses such low does of radiation it will not cause any harm to your pet.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, bladder stones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
This type of diagnostic imaging allows our veterinary team to create images of your pet's internal structures in good high detail.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves bouncing off internal structures to produce images of the inside of the body.
These images are produced in real time, meaning we can see the structure and movement of internal organs and blood flow through vessels.
We offer ultrasound as an external service. Having this valuable technology available to our vets means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed and treatment can start sooner.
At our vet lab in Woodstock we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness. For more extensive blood panels, we will send them out to an off-site lab.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections and parasites such as roundworm or hookworm that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view so the only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examinations should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.