Diagnostic Services

Digital X-raysDigital Radiographs

Radiographs, or X-rays, are one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in medicine. After performing a thorough examination, diagnostic tests are sometimes necessary to identify the underlying cause of your companion's illness.

The veterinary team at Wheatland Animal Clinic uses X-rays to examine your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas and for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your pet has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object, or is suffering from a heart problem, an X-ray can tell us what we need to know.

As part of our commitment to provide you with the best medical care for your pet, we have invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine. There are many important advantages to digital X-rays:

  • They can be immediately viewed on a computer monitor.
  • The clear, detailed images can be manipulated to get a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs, leading to a faster, more accurate diagnosis.
  • They take less time to process, which means less time for your pet on the X-ray table (and less stress), and less waiting time for you.
  • No harsh chemicals are needed to develop the images, reducing potential harm to our staff and the environment.

Digital X-rays are a part of our commitment to offer you and your pet the best, most comprehensive healthcare available.

Laboratory testingOur In-House Medical And Diagnostic Laboratory

When performing routine wellness examinations or diagnosing an illness, what our veterinarians can't see is as important, if not more important, than what they can.

Because protecting your pet's health is our most important job, we have a complete in-house diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces and biopsied tissue. Laboratory testing can provide information about your pet's overall systemic health as well as detect diseases and other conditions affecting your pet's health and well-being without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. Diagnostic laboratory testing is also completed prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia.

Without timely access to these test results, it would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health.

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