Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used in diagnostic imaging to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures. At Snellville Animal Hospital, we leverage advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer numerous services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and surgical lasers.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we're able to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic data about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Snellville
We perform tests and receive results quickly in our in-house laboratory, so we are able to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Snellville is stocked with a variety of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
Our in-house diagnostic vet lab allows us to provide quick and efficient testing and diagnosis for your pet. While we utilize ECG heart monitoring during surgeries, we do not offer this as a diagnostic service.
If your pet requires diagnostic services that we cannot offer, we are happy to refer you to a specialist in the Snellville area.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
With a radiograph (digital X-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information we may not be able to see from the outside.
Radiography is a painless, safe, and non-invasive procedure that uses very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed for radiography is so low, it can be done on even pregnant females and very young pets.
We use radiographs to evaluate organs and bones and to diagnose conditions including chronic arthritis, broken bones, spinal cord diseases, bladder stones, and some tumors.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog has periodontal disease, much of the damage occurs below the gum line, where it is difficult to see. Our veterinarians can assess your pet's oral health using digital dental X-rays.
Digital X-Rays are less dangerous to your pet. They enable our veterinary team to examine the roots, bones, and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
The risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower with digital X-Rays than with traditional X-Ray technology. To fully evaluate each tooth, we can see below the surface of your pet's gum line.
This technology allows your Snellville vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
Diagnostic imaging is used to create highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, part of your pet's body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Since ultrasound images are captured in real-time, we're able to see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
If your pet is in need of ultrasound imaging we will schedule a mobile ultrasound internist to come and perform the service as needed.
- Surgical Lasers
Our veterinary team utilizes surgical lasers to help during procedures on your dog or cat. These lasers are typically used during soft tissue surgery.
Some of the benefits of using surgical lasers are decreased pain, decreased bleeding, improved tissue healing, and decreased inflammation in your pet.
Our skilled veterinarians will monitor your pet closely and provide the highest level of care while performing procedures using surgical lasers.
Using our on-site lab in Snellville, we have the ability to perform common and specialized blood tests in order to diagnose various diseases and disorders that may be affecting your cat.
Some common blood tests that we perform are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is one of the most commonly performed diagnostic tests in our hospital. Urinalysis provides valuable insight into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Using urinalysis your vet is able to determine the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, as well as use the results to identify issues within other organ systems and to diagnose metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
- Fecal Exam
Our vets perform fecal exams using our in-house vet lab in Snellville in order to diagnose and treat various GI infections that could be affecting your pet and your family.
Fecal exams will reveal if your pet is suffering from any intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms. These parasites can cause major discomfort and pain in your pet, and potentially lead to more serious conditions and be transmitted to humans.
These parasites can only be diagnosed using fecal exams as they live within the GI tract, therefore annual fecal exams are a recommended part of your pet's annual wellness checkups.