Pet Diagnostics

At LaPaw Animal Hospital, we use diagnostics as a valuable tool in veterinary medicine to help see what is wrong with our patients.

LaPaw Animal Hospital Diagnostics

As we strive to continually offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.

Ultrasound
Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.
X-Rays

Radiology (x-rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem or rule out potential problems.

Endoscopy

Veterinary endoscopy enables a veterinarian to examine the inner linings of your pet’s nose, throat, lungs, stomach, intestine, or colon. In addition to viewing and photographing these tissues from the inside, our veterinarians can clip small biopsy samples from tissues to analyze in our in-house laboratory or retrieve foreign bodies your pet may have ingested.