Advanced Diagnostics

Can save and improve lives.

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Slide Early detection is key when it comes to treating your pet, and Northwest Animal Hospital offers complete in-house diagnostics including cutting-edge equipment and an on-site laboratory. This saves time, money, and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results — meaning your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner. A Higher Standard

In-House Laboratory

Northwest Animal Hospital has the capability to perform various blood tests, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, and other types of testing on site instead of sending samples to an outside lab. This saves time, money, and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results—meaning your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner.

Testing provided in the hospital includes:
Chemistry Panels:
  • Liver enzyme screening
  • Pancreatic evaluation
  • Renal (Kidney) profiles
Wellness screenings:
  • Complete blood counts
  • General chemistries
  • Blood gases
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal testing (parasites)
  • Blood pressure
Viral screenings:
  • FelV, FIV in cats
  • Parvovirus in dogs
While we do offer an extensive range of on-site testing, it is possible that your pet may need laboratory work beyond our scope. For those cases, we are happy to send blood work or other testing to an outside lab that will send results back to us.

For more information on our in-house lab services or to schedule your pet for testing, call us at 614-451-4772.
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Digital Radiology

Veterinary diagnostic imaging is used to discover internal disease or injury. Northwest Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.

Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies, and dental disease.

Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. Some specialized procedures may require anesthesia. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short and patient recovery is swift.

To schedule a radiology consultation or appointment for your pet, call us at 614-451-4772.
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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.

When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like x-rays ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and other internal injuries.

An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen and gallbladder. An ultrasound of the heart, known as an echocardiogram, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size and contractions.

Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still. Northwest Animal Hospital employs Vetscan with Dr. Brown, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.

To schedule a diagnostic consultation, with Dr. Brown, for your pet, call us at 614-451-4772.
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