Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Diagnostic imaging uses electromagnetic radiation and other technologies, which allows us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems.
All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital's advanced tools help us to accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a number of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and ECG/EKG.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic data about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Fairfield, NJ
We're able to perform tests and receive results quickly in our in-house laboratory so your pet's symptoms can be diagnosed, and we can start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Fairfield, NJ is stocked with several prescription medications and diets, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
In our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
We can use a radiograph (digital X-ray), we can examine your pet's internal structures to reveal information that may not be visible from the outside.
Radiography is a painless, non-invasive, and safe procedure that uses only very low doses of radiation. Since the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is so low, even very young pets and pregnant females can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs may be used to assess bones and organs, and to diagnose conditions including bladder stones, chronic arthritis, fractured bones, spinal diseases, and some tumors.
By using diagnostic imaging, our team of veterinary professionals can create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal organs.
With ultrasound imaging, we're able to produce images of the inside of the body by exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves.
Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, we're able to see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, in addition to blood flowing through the vessels.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that we'll be able to diagnose your cat or dog's condition quickly, and begin treatment sooner.
At our vet lab in Fairfield, NJ, we can run several common and specialized blood tests to check your pet's health and to diagnose illness.
Some common blood tests include CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also help detect issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Fairfield, NJ.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- ECG / EKG
If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your pet may have a heart disorder, we usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).
This procedure can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line, where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine the roots, bones, and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We can see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Fairfield, NJ vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.