In-House Pet Diagnostics

At West Suburban Animal Hospital, we have advanced veterinary diagnostic tools as well as a highly-skilled team to use them and interpret the diagnostic results. Diagnostic imaging helps us in the early detection of disease, which allows for early, more effective treatment. Our diagnostic tools include an in-house laboratory, digital radiology, ultrasound, and endoscopy.

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In-House Pet Diagnostics in Toledo, OH

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We use our in-house lab regularly for pre-surgical blood work as well as disease screening. Blood work is necessary for tracking your pet’s health over time and establishing their baseline levels which is why we conduct yearly bloodwork on animals over the age of 7. Baseline levels help us more easily detect subtle changes that could indicate disease.

Tests we may run include:

  • Complete blood cell count (CBCs)
  • Blood chemistry panels
  • Fecal exam (Done in outside lab)
  • Heartworm test (Done in outside lab)
  • Tick-borne disease screening (Done in outside lab)
  • Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Cytology (skin tests)
  • And more


We use digital radiology to develop images of your pet’s internal structures. Digital radiology takes clear images in seconds with far less radiation for your pet. The images are digital which means that they can be shared between our colleagues as well as being sent to you!

We use digital radiology to diagnose the following:

  • Fractures
  • Joint injuries
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Foreign body ingestion
  • Abdominal obstructions
  • Bladder and kidney stones
  • Dental disease
  • Heart disease
  • And more


Ultrasound helps us visualize your pet’s internal structures in motion. It uses ultrasonic sound waves to create a 2D image of your pet’s organs, joints, and cavities. Ultrasound helps us assess the health of organs, including the heart. When ultrasound is used to assess the heart, the procedure is called an echocardiogram. Our ultrasound machine also uses Doppler radar to measure blood flow direction and velocity which helps us diagnose blockages, heartworm disease, high blood pressure, and more.


Endoscopic surgery uses scopes going through small incisions or natural body openings in order to diagnose and treat disease. Another popular term for this is minimally invasive surgery (MIS), which emphasizes that diagnosis and treatments can be done with greatly reduced intrusion into the body.

Minimally invasive procedures offered at West Suburban Animal Hospital include:

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