Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used in diagnostic imaging, which allows us to produce extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At North Tollway Pet Hospital, we have advanced tools at our disposal to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and K-Laser therapy.
By leveraging our diagnostic imaging capabilities we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Dallas
We conduct tests and get results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Dallas is stocked with a wide selection of prescription medications and diets, providing us 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 proud to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical condition.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
We can use a radiograph (digital X-Ray) to examine your pet's internal systems to reveal data that may not be visible from the outside.
Radiography is non-invasive, safe and painless. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner.
- K-Laser Therapy
K-Laser therapy can relieve pain, reduce swelling and increase range of motion.
What to Expect: There is no patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to them.
K-Laser Therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments varies with your pet's condition. Even though improvement may be seen after the first visit, most patients require several threatments (3 to 8) for greatest benefit, and we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan.
If your beloved pet is having any issues with the following, they can benefit from laser therapy:
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Sprains
- Hip Dysplasia
- Neck and Back Pain
- Post-Tramatic injury
- Puncture Wounds
- Chronic Wounds
- Post-Surgical Pain
At our vet lab in Dallas we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
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.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Dallas.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
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. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line, where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Dallas vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
New Patients Welcome
North Tollway Pet Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Dallas companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.