Diagnostics

Diagnostics

Early detection is key when it comes to treating your pet, and Farrell Animal Hospital offers complete in-house diagnostics including cutting-edge equipment and an on-site laboratory. This saves time, money, and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results—meaning your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner. Our equipment includes:

  • Digital Radiology
  • Dental Radiology
  • Video Otoscope
  • Ultrasound
  • Tonometry (measures eye pressure for the screening of glaucoma)
  • Abaxis In-House Diagnostic Equipment

In-House Laboratory

Farrell Animal Hospital has the capability to perform various blood screens, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, urinalysis and other types of testing on-site instead of sending samples to an outside lab. Testing provided in the hospital includes:

  • Liver enzyme screening
  • Pancreatic evaluation
  • Renal (Kidney) profiles
  • Complete blood counts
  • General chemistries
  • Blood gases
  • FelV, FIV in cats
  • Parvovirus in dogs

Digital Radiology (X-Rays)

Farrell Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies to guarantee the highest quality of care for our patients.

Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease.

Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies require the patient to remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in some cases. Some specialized procedures may require anesthesia. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short and patient recovery is swift.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal soft tissue structures: heart, liver, kidney, etc.

When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and other internal injuries.

An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen and gallbladder. An ultrasound of the heart, known as an echocardiogram, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size and contractions.

Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still.

To schedule a diagnostic consultation for your pet, call us at 817-405-3758.