In-Hospital Diagnostic Services
Goose Creek Animal Hospital has the latest diagnostic equipment available to veterinary hospitals. We utilize diagnostic testing to ensure your pet’s good health and to detect any diseases or illnesses early, when treatment is often the most successful. Our in-hospital diagnostic equipment includes digital x-ray and digital dental x-ray, laboratory, and ultrasound.
We also have access to outside reference laboratories to provide any specialized testing your pet may require and a broad network of experts throughout the US available for immediate consultation so we can make a diagnosis and recommend the best treatment for your pet.
Our diagnostic equipment includes:
- In house laboratory staffed by skilled, trained technicians providing:
- Complete blood analysis by our state-of-the-art blood analyzer.
- Fecal analysis for parasites by flotation
- Urinalysis, including analysis for protein using SSA check.
- Screening tests for Canine Parvovirus, and Feline Leukemia and FIV viruses.
- Cytology examination of ear, skin, urine, and blood specimen
- Fungal cultures
- Digital Radiology (x-rays)Useful to assess bone and joint abnormalities and injuries
- Detects the presence of foreign material inside the body
- Used to screen for abnormalities in the heart, lungs, and urinary and digestive organs
- Used to screen for cancer
- Typically does not require any form of sedation
- Digital Dental X-rays
- Gives us a fully accurate visual image of the internal anatomy of your pet’s teeth along with the roots and surrounding bone, allowing us to diagnose problems that may be present in the tooth roots and jawbone areas that may need advanced treatment.
- This important technology allows us to treat dental problems that would have been impossible to diagnose without the use of digital dental x-rays, including enamel defects and teeth fractures beneath the gum line.
- Allows our veterinarians to look at the organs of the abdomen or chest such as the liver, kidneys, heart, or spleen from different angles as needed
- Painless, non-invasive, and safe
- For more information, visit our ultrasonography page
- ECG and blood pressure monitoring
- Helps detect hypertension, and to evaluate and stabilize critically ill pets
- Provides a baseline reading during comprehensive physical exams for older or sick pets
- Used to assess pets’ condition while under anesthesia