Middlesex Veterinary Center

Veterinary Diagnostic Services

As a pet owner, ensuring the health and wellness of your pet is a top priority. This includes regular check-ups, vaccinations, and proper nutrition. However, there may come a time when your pet needs more advanced medical care, such as diagnostic imaging or laboratory testing. This is where veterinary diagnostic care comes in. We will discuss the importance of veterinary diagnostic care and the various techniques used, including x-rays, ultrasounds, in-house laboratory testing, and endoscopy.

The Importance of Veterinary Diagnostic Care

Just like humans, animals can also suffer from various health issues that may not be immediately apparent. This is where veterinary diagnostic care plays a crucial role. By utilizing advanced medical techniques, we can accurately diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions in animals. This not only helps to improve the overall health and wellness of your pet, but it can also save their life.

Digital Radiography (X-rays)

Digital Radiography, also known as X-rays, is a common diagnostic tool used in both human and veterinary medicine. They use electromagnetic radiation to produce images of the internal structures of the body. X-rays are particularly useful in detecting bone fractures, joint abnormalities, and foreign objects in the body. They are also used to diagnose conditions such as pneumonia, heart disease, and tumors.


Ultrasound is another commonly used diagnostic tool in veterinary care. It uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the internal structures of the body. Ultrasounds are particularly useful in detecting soft tissue abnormalities, such as tumors, cysts, and organ abnormalities. They are also used to monitor pregnancies and diagnose heart conditions.

We offer the in-office services of board-certified internal medicine and cardiology specialists who perform these special procedures and help us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.

In-House Laboratory Testing

As a veterinarian, providing the best care for your patients is your top priority. One way to ensure this is by having an in-house laboratory. This allows for quick and accurate diagnosis, leading to better treatment outcomes. With an in-house laboratory, we can run blood tests, urine tests, and fecal tests. Testing is useful in diagnosing infections, and evaluating organ function and hormonal imbalances.

Pros of Having an In-House Laboratory:

Faster Diagnosis

One of the main advantages of having an in-house laboratory is the ability to get test results quickly. This is especially important in emergency situations where time is of the essence. With an in-house lab, we can perform tests and get results within minutes, allowing for prompt treatment.

Convenience for Clients

Having an in-house laboratory is convenient! For certain tests, you no longer have to wait for days to get test results, which can be stressful and worrisome. With an in-house lab, we can get results within a few hours, leading to a more efficient and positive experience.

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