Pet Cat and Dog X-Ray, Ultrasound, and Laboratory Diagnostics in Covington, GA
We’re happy to give our patients access to quality diagnostics so we can diagnose health problems more accurately and find better treatment options for them. Hometown Vets in Covington, GA houses a full in-house laboratory, digital radiography, and ultrasound for comprehensive evaluation. In addition to our team being able to understand your pet’s condition on a deeper level, we’ll also be able to provide you with the information you need to move forward with their care.
Our In-House Laboratory
If you need prompt testing and results for your pet, we can use our in-house lab for various blood, fecal, and skin tests. Our lab doesn’t just help when your pet is sick; it also helps us evaluate your pet when they’re doing well! We can check for parasites, perform a blood cell count, help diagnose an allergy, check blood glucose and organ function, and do lots of other things in-house, too.
However, if we want to do more comprehensive (and non-urgent) testing with your pet, we might prefer to use an external lab. External labs can provide highly detailed results and show us the “bigger picture” regarding your pet’s health.
Digital Radiography and Ultrasound
Digital X-ray is a great tool for evaluating the bones, joints, and chest cavity (heart and lungs). Our digital technology provides us with clear, high-contrast X-ray images that make it easier for us to diagnose hard-to-see fractures, deformities, inflammation, and other internal issues. Additionally, digital X-ray procedures generally take less time than film X-rays, and they produce less radiation, too.
Ultrasound is another tool we’re glad to offer in-house, but we can also send out ultrasound images for consults and evaluations. Another option is to have a specialist come in and perform more in-depth ultrasounds if needed. These procedures are ideal for examining the abdominal organs, monitoring pregnancies, and detecting fluid-filled cysts in the body.