Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use technologies like electromagnetic radiation for our diagnostic imaging procedures. These allow us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
At Villa Rica Animal Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to cold lasers.
With the diagnostic imaging capabilities afforded by our veterinary lab, we can quickly and efficiently produce diagnostic information about your pet's condition and then use it to determine your companion's treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Villa Rica
We are able to perform tests and collect results quickly using our in-house vet lab so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.Our pet pharmacy is stocked with a wide range of prescription medications and dietary options, giving us quick access to anything your pet might need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, 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 internal organs and bones as well as to diagnose conditions including broken bones, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, chronic arthritis, and some kinds of tumors.
- Cold Lasers
Cold laser technology is a low-powered and highly concentrated beam of light used by vets in order to treat inflamed or injured tissues for periods of time ranging from 8 to 30 minutes, depending on what issue is being treated.
Laser therapy works by emitting light that stimulates cells in a process called photo-biotherapy. Photo-biotherapy encourages cell metabolism and protein synthesis, improving cell strength.
This drug-free and non-invasive treatment works to stimulate cells, reducing pain signals to nerves, increasing blood circulation, and releasing endorphins.
Our vet lab allows us to run a number of common and specialized blood tests in order to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose illnesses.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), 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 test is a valuable diagnostic tool both for pets that are healthy or unwell. Generally, urinalysis should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's health and well-being.
- 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 Villa Rica.
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 exams allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites are capable of making your pet uncomfortable, irritable and may lead to more serious conditions. Some of these health issues may even be transmitted to people!
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 dog or cat is suffering from oral health issues like periodontal disease, much of the damage to their mouth will often occur below their gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-rays allow our veterinarians to assess your pet's oral health in these situations.
Digital X-rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine the 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 Villa Rica vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
New Patients Welcome
Villa Rica Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Villa Rica companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.