Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use a variety of diagnostic imaging technologies for our testing and treatment planning. These allow us to create highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Oak Grove 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 ECG and comprehensive blood testing equipment.
With the diagnostic capabilities in our veterinary facility, our vets are able to create accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide you with immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Oak Grove
We are able to perform tests and collect results quickly and accurately in our in-house lab. Using this tool at our disposal, we are able to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start an appropriate course of treatment tailored to their needs as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Oak Grove 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
Using our in-house veterinary diagnostic lab, we are proud to be able to offer advanced diagnostic tests and tools for our vets to assess your pet's condition and create customized treatment plans.
- 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 for your pet. Since digital X-rays only use very small doses of radiation as part of their use, they are even safe for very young pets or pregnant females.
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.
At the veterinary lab in our animal hospital serving Oak Grove, we are able to run a number of both common and complex blood tests in order to assess your pet's health and diagnose any issues.
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 an incredibly helpful diagnostic test that provide your veterinarian with critical insights into the chemical properties of your pet's urine in order to assess a whole range of potential health conditions.
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 a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall 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 Oak Grove.
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 are capable of making pets irritable, uncomfortable and may even lead to much more serious conditions if not treated. The only way to reliably detect these parasites is through a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
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 is incredibly quick and easy to complete. It can reveal data that is integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other instances, cardiac ultrasounds may be required to supplement an ECG and identify disorders affecting specific 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 as part of their regular dental care.
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 Oak Grove vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
We offer ultrasound services at our sister clinic, Skyline Animal Clinic in Hopkinsville.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows your veterinarian to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, different areas of the body are exposed to high-frequency sound waves that will produce images of the interior structures.
Because ultrasound images are captured 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.