Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We leverage numerous technologies in diagnostic imaging, including electromagnetic radiation. This allows us to capture highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Dana Park Veterinary Hospital, our advanced tools help us accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a range of services, from digital radiology to ECG / EKG and ultrasound.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Redding
We conduct tests and get results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Redding is stocked with a wide selection of prescription medications and diets, allowing us quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
In our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are proud to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
We can use a radiograph (digital X-Ray) to examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may not be visible from the outside.
Radiography is a non-invasive, safe and painless 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 can be used to assess bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including chronic arthritis, bladder stones, broken bones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
By using diagnostic imaging, our veterinary professionals can produce extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, part of the body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves to capture images of the inside of the body.
Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, we can view the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, along with blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology accessible to our vets at our in-house lab means that your cat or dog's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can begin sooner.
- Consultation Exams
If your pet is displaying symptoms of illness or injury, your veterinarian can perform an in-depth consultation exam to diagnose the issue, then develop an appropriate custom treatment plan.
At our vet lab in Redding 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 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 be helpful in detecting 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 Redding.
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 suspects your pet may have a heart disorder based on the results of a physical examination, we typically take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).
We can complete this procedure quickly and easily. An ECG / EKG will reveal data that may be vital to an accurate diagnosis for your pet. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be needed to identify disorders within the heart's chambers.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
Much of the damage from periodontal disease occurs below the gum line and therefore it cannot easily be seen.
With digital X-Rays, our team of veterinary professionals can examine the roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
The risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower with digital X-Rays than with traditional X-Ray technology. We can see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
Your vet in Redding can immediately assess results using this technology, then project images onto a computer screen for review.
New Patients Welcome
Dana Park Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Redding companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.