Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This allows us to construct a deeply detailed picture of your pet's internal systems.
At Eastgate Animal Hospital, we have an array of advanced tools to help conclusively diagnose your pet's medical conditions. We offer a variety of services, from digital X-rays to ultrasound and surgical lasers.
With 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 Cincinnati
We perform diagnostic tests and produce fast results in our in-house lab to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treating them as quickly as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Cincinnati is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required 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.
- Cold Lasers
Cold laser therapy uses low-intensity lasers designed to boost cell function which leads to reduced pain and improved healing.
We can add this treatment to your pet's pain management treatment plan to promote the healing of wounds, bone fractures osteoarthritis and more.
At our vet lab in Cincinnati, we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose any illness that might be present.
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 an incredibly valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's 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 Cincinnati.
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. Fecal tests allow your vet to determine if your pet has signs of 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. They can only be detected through the use of a fecal test.
An annual fecal exam should be included in their wellness exam.
- Surgical Lasers
Utilizing surgical lasers allows our vets to provide a more positive surgical experience. It's associated with decreased pain, decreased bleeding, and improved tissue healing, and decreased inflammation when compared to standard surgery.
- 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 pet'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 Cincinnati vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.