Pet Diagnostics Mean More Effective, Tailored Treatment

Advanced pet diagnostics include comprehensive laboratory work and digital imaging technology that all work together to give us a more complete view of your pet and their health. The Village Vets of Buckhead use diagnostic equipment frequently in order to better understand every one of our patients and provide them with individualized care that suits their unique needs.

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Lessons from the Lab

At our animal hospital, we have a full in-house lab with the capability to run a variety of tests on your pet’s blood, stool, urine, and skin cells. The convenience of having an in-house lab means we can have answers for you in a matter of minutes and treatment plans in place soon after! Many of the tests we run include:

  • Complete blood counts (CBCs)
  • Blood chemistry panels (on certain components such as proteins, glucose, or electrolyte levels)
  • Urinalysis (to assess kidney and bladder health)
  • Fecal exams (for detecting intestinal parasites)
  • Cytology (analysis of skin cells)
  • Biopsies (examination of tissue for cancer cells)
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Advanced Imaging

In tandem with lab work, we also rely on our advanced imaging technology to examine your pet’s internal workings. We use both digital X-rays as well as ultrasound to get a better picture of your pet’s skeletal structure, organs, abdomen, and more.

Digital X-Ray

Digital X-rays are a step above their film predecessor. They produce radiographs much faster and with less radiation, too. What’s more is the X-rays are digital files that we can share seamlessly with you and with other veterinarians. We use X-rays primarily to assess potential broken bones, locate foreign objects, monitor musculoskeletal conditions such as hip dysplasia, and much more.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound produces a live image of your pet’s organs and abdominal cavity using ultrasonic sound waves. Seeing organs and the gastrointestinal tract in motion gives us a better idea of how they’re functioning (or not functioning). We use ultrasound for detecting and monitoring pregnancies, too.

Interested in More Information?

Our pet diagnostics are extensive, so call us today at (404) 844-4824 if you have any questions or go ahead and set up an appointment online. 

The Village Vets – Buckhead

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