Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used in diagnostic imaging, allowing us to capture highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Deer Park Animal Hospital, we use advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a range of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound, endoscopy and ECG/EKG.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we are able to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic data about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Suffolk County
In our in-house lab, we perform tests and receive results quickly so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy is stocked with a wide selection of prescription diets and medications, allowing us quick access to any medications your pet may require 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 condition.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
We can use a radiograph (digital X-Ray) to examine your pet's internal systems to analyze information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only minimal doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to assess bones and organs, and to diagnose conditions including chronic arthritis, broken bones, spinal cord diseases, bladder stones and some tumors.
With diagnostic imaging, our team of veterinary professionals can capture extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
By leveraging ultrasound imaging, we expose a portion of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because ultrasound images are produced in real-time, we can see the movement and structure of your pet's internal organs, in addition to blood flowing through blood vessels.
Equipping our vets with this valuable technology in our in-house lab means that your cat or dog's condition can be quickly diagnosed and treatment can begin sooner.
An endoscope is made of a miniature camera with a light attached to the end of a flexible tube.
When we perform an endoscopy, a long, thin tube is inserted directly into the body to assess an internal organ or tissue in detail.
Endoscopes are minimally invasive and can be inserted into the openings of the body, such as the mouth or anus.
At our vet lab in Suffolk County, we have the ability to run numerous common and specialized blood tests to determine your pet's health and to diagnose illness.
The most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, platelets and more.
This key diagnostic test provides your vet with critical insights into the chemical and physical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to check the health of your animal's urinary tract system and kidneys. That said, it can also be helpful in identifying issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This valuable diagnostic test can be conducted on both healthy and sick animals. It should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's general 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 Suffolk County.
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. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has 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. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examinations should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- ECG / EKG
If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your pet may have a heart disorder, we usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).
This procedure can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.
- 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 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 Suffolk County vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
New Patients Welcome
Deer Park Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Suffolk County companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.