Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
We use technologies like electromagnetic radiation, sound waves and more in order to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
At Plainfield Animal Hospital, we use advanced tools in order to diagnose your pet's health issues. Our services include cold lasers, digital radiology and ultrasound.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in South Plainfield
We are able to perform tests and produce result quickly using our in-house laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's health issues and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in South Plainfield is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Services
Using our in-house veterinary diagnostic lab, we are proud to offer advanced diagnostic testing and care to all of our patients in order to accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
Using a digital x-ray (also called a radiograph), our vets examine your pet's internal structures and systems for information which would otherwise be undetectable from the outside.
Radiography is a safe, painless and non-invasive procedure. It only uses very low doses of radiation so, even pregnant or very young pets can undergo the procedure safely in order to diagnose and monitor their health conditions.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
Our vets use diagnostic imaging, like ultrasounds, in order to create detailed images of the inside of your pet's body in real-time.
Using ultrasound imaging, we expose part of your pet's body top high-frequency sound waves in order to create an image of their internal structures and bodily systems.
Since ultrasounds are captured in real-time, our vets will be able to see your pet's structures and organs move and function, as well as even monitor blood flowing through their blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner.
- Cold Lasers
Cold lasers are a low-intensity laser, which can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and encourage cell growth. They are used in therapeutic and rehabilitative treatments for pets.
At Plainfield Animal Hospital, our veterinary team is dedicated to giving your pet the best possible treatments, and therapeutic treatment with cold lasers offers a safe, non-invasive and effective way of helping them to recover from illness, injury, or surgery.
A wide variety of conditions can be improved with the use of cold laser therapy. These include joint and muscle pain, muscle spasms and the symptoms of arthritis.
- 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 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 are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your South Plainfield vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.