Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Diagnostic imaging makes use of a variety of technologies, including electromagnetic radiation. With this, we are able to produce extremely fine images of the internal structures of your pet.
We at Temple City Animal Hospital use cutting-edge technology to accurately diagnose any medical issues that may be affecting your pet. Digital radiology, ultrasound, and cold lasers are just a few of the services we provide.
We can quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's condition with our diagnostic imaging capabilities and offer treatment options right away.
In-House Vet Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in San Gabriel
We conduct tests and obtain results quickly in our in-house laboratory, allowing us to quickly diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment.
Prescription diets and medications are readily available in our San Gabriel vet pharmacy.
Our Diagnostic Services
We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing through our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, allowing our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
We can examine your pet's internal systems with a radiograph (digital x-ray) to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is a non-invasive, painless procedure. It only employs very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required for radiography is so low, even pregnant women and very young pets can have this procedure performed.
Radiographs can be used to assess bones and organs as well as to diagnose conditions such as broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
Diagnostic imaging enables our veterinarians to obtain incredibly precise pictures of your pet's internal organs and tissues.
A portion of the body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves during ultrasound imaging, which produces images of the organ's interior.
We can see your pet's internal organs and blood flowing through the blood vessels because we take real-time ultrasound images.
Because our veterinarians have access to this cutting-edge technology in our on-site lab, your pet's condition will be diagnosed more quickly, allowing for treatment to begin sooner.
We can run a variety of common and specialized blood tests to determine your pet's health and diagnose illness at our veterinary lab in San Gabriel.
CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile are some of the most common veterinary blood tests we perform.
Urinalysis is a critical diagnostic test that provides your veterinarian with critical information about the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to evaluate the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be useful in detecting problems in other organ systems and is critical in diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is an important diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals, and it should be included in any comprehensive assessment of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is a microscopic examination of your pet's feces in our San Gabriel vet lab.
Fecal exams are intended to find and treat any GI infections that may be endangering the health of your pet, as well as you. Fecals provide your veterinarian with the information they need to determine whether or not your pet is infected with parasites like roundworms or hookworms.
In addition to causing discomfort and irritability, parasites can also lead to more serious health problems. Some of these pathogens are even transmissible to humans.
These parasites are difficult to see because they reside in your pet's gastrointestinal tract. Only a fecal exam will reveal their presence.
Every pet's annual wellness exam should include a fecal examination.
- ECG / EKG
If your veterinarian suspects your pet has a heart condition, we usually take chest X-rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG).
This procedure is simple and quick. Insights into your pet's health. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to detect heart chamber abnormalities.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
Much of the damage caused by periodontal disease in your cat or dog occurs below the gum line, where it is difficult to see. Our veterinarians use digital dental X-rays to assess your pet's oral health.
Your pet will be safer with digital X-rays. They enable our veterinary team to examine the roots, bones, and internal anatomy of your cat's or dog's teeth.
The risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower with digital X-Rays than with traditional X-Ray technology. To fully evaluate each tooth, we can see below the surface of your pet's gum line.
This technology allows your San Gabriel veterinarian to see results right away and review them on a computer screen.