Our Modesto veterinarians use diagnostic tests and tools in our in-house vet lab to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and customize treatment plans to your pet's needs.
Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This allows us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At American Pet Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to endoscopy and surgical lasers.
Thanks to our diagnostic capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Modesto
We perform tests and get results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Modesto 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
Our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab allows our vets to provide a quick and 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. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography 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.
An endoscope consists of a tiny camera and light attached to the end of a flexible tube.
Endoscopic procedures involve the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body to observe and monitor internal organs or tissues in detail.
The use of an endoscope is minimally-invasive as it can be inserted into body cavities such as the mouth or anus.
- Surgical Lasers
In veterinary laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam is used to efficiently vaporize or chip away the tissue. As the laser performs this task it also seals the capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings.
Surgical lasers can reduce bleeding, pain, and your pet's risk of infection, leading to a shorter recovery period for many of our patients.
- Digital Dental Radiology
When your dog or cat is suffering from periodontal disease, much of the damage takes place below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. That's why we use digital dental x-rays to determine your pet’s oral health. Digital x-rays are safer for your pet and allow our team of veterinary professionals to see the bones, roots and internal anatomy of your dog or cat's teeth.
The risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower with digital x-rays than traditional x-ray technology and makes it possible for us to see below the surface of your pet’s gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology enables your Modesto vet to see results immediately and project them onto a computer screen to review.
- Bloodwork, Urinalysis & Fecal Exams
At our vet lab in Modesto, 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.
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Modesto.
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.
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 exams should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.