Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies for diagnostic imaging to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital, we have advanced tools to help quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues, and we offer a variety of services that range from digital radiology to K-Laser therapy.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options, including relief and pain management with the use of K-Lasers.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Springfield
We perform tests and get results quickly thanks to our convenient in-house laboratory, which means we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Springfield 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 Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using a radiograph (digital X-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive and uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
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.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
K-lasers are used to treat chronic and acute inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. They are also used to aid in a quicker healing process for wounds and surgical incisions.
They help relieve your pet's pain in a non-invasive way that can promote healing and help with mobility issues in old and young pets.
An endoscope is comprised of a very tiny camera with a light attached to the end of a flexible tube.
Minimally invasive endoscopes can be inserted into the openings of the body, such as the mouth or anus.
When we perform an endoscopy, a long, thin tube is inserted directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.
At our vet lab in Springfield we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are complete blood count, white blood count, hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that is usually used to assess the health of your pet's kidneys and urinary tract system. However, it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems, making it important for diagnosing metabolic diseases like 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 Springfield.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health — even your family's health. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites, such as roundworms or hookworms, which 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.
Also known as an echo or cardiac ultrasound, an echocardiogram utilizes high-frequency sound waves to produce live pictures of the heart as well as the area inside and around it. This allows your vet to see how the heart looks and functions in real-time.
New Patients Welcome
Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Springfield companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.