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.
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
- 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:
- 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:
For more information on a procedure listed above, click on that procedure to be directed to a new page.
The facility is top notch but is surpassed by the staff. They were all so attentive, friendly and professional! This was my first visit with my new puppy but I have had dogs all my life and was particularly impressed by this group. I would highly recommend them!
Love everything about this place! So loving and caring toward your babies and I wouldn’t trust anyone else. Glad we found such a wonderful veterinary office.
Have recommended this vet to many and I love the staff.
LOVE the doctors and staff at West Suburban. They take such good care of my three fur babies: Max, Roxy & Sophie.
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Thompson and his staff. Very friendly and reassuring in a high stress time. They fixed my fur baby right back as good as new. Extremely grateful!
The BEST OF THE BEST!!! Kept me updated throughout the day on my dog’s surgery/recovery. Very caring staff!
They are very caring. Give great care to your pets. The way each individual handles your pet, you know they love their job, what they do and every animal that walks in the door.
We are so happy with the out come of our boys TPLO surgery, super nice staff and vets.