Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Our veterinarians use electromagnetic radiation in combination with other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This lets us capture very detailed images of your animal companion's internal structures.
At Brookfield Pet Hospital Plus, we are equipped with advanced tools that help us accurately diagnose your pet's medical problems. We can provide a wide variety of services, including CT scans, digital radiology, ultrasound, and cold lasers.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
Our Fountain Valley In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy
We conduct tests and deliver quick results with our in-house vet laboratory so we can accurately diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as fast as possible.
We keep our pet pharmacy in Fountain Valley stocked with a variety of prescription medications and diets, giving us easy access to the medications your pet might require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing with our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab that lets our vets provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
With a radiograph (digital X-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to uncover information that might be hidden from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless, and non-invasive. It only requires very low doses of radiation. Since the level of radiation exposure used to conduct radiography is very low, even very young pets and pregnant females can have this procedure done.
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 diagnostic imaging, our veterinary team can take highly detailed images of your animal's internal structures.
When performing ultrasound imaging, we expose part of your pet's body to high-frequency sound waves to capture images of the body's insides.
Because ultrasound images are captured 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.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that we can diagnose your dog or cat's condition quickly and can begin treatment sooner.
- Cold Lasers
Cold laser therapy uses low-intensity laser or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to help relieve pain, stimulate and enhance cell function, increase blood flow and improve healing.
Several conditions have been shown to improve with the use of cold laser therapy including muscle and joint pain, arthritis symptoms, and muscle spasms.
At our Fountain Valley vet lab we can run various specialized and common blood tests to evaluate your pet's health and diagnose illness.
A few of the more common veterinary blood tests we conduct are white blood count, CBC (complete blood count), hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), eosinophils, hematocrit, platelets, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that gives your vet key insights into the chemical and physical properties of your pet's urine.
Most of the time urinalysis is used to evaluate the health of your pet's urinary tract system and kidneys, however, it could also be used to detect problems in other organ systems and is essential for diagnosing metabolic diseases like diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick pets and should be part of any comprehensive assessment of your animal'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 Fountain Valley.
The primary goal of fecal exams is to find and treat any GI infections that may be compromising the health of your pet and potentially the health of your family. Fecal exams let your vet determine if your cat or dog has intestinal parasites like hookworms or roundworms.
Parasites can make animals feel irritable, uncomfortable, and can result in more serious conditions. A few could 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.
- CT Scans
CT (computed tomography) Scans combine X-Ray images and computer technology to help us identify and diagnose numerous diseases and disorders in your pet's body. They have become an essential imaging tool used in veterinary medicine.
- ECG / EKG
If your veterinarian conducts a physical examination and thinks your furry friend might have a heart disorder, we generally implement chest X-rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).
This procedure can be performed quickly and easily. It uncovers data that could be critical to your pet's diagnosis. In other situations, a cardiac ultrasound might be needed to find disorders in the chambers of the heart.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your dog or cat has periodontal disease, a lot of the damage will be happening beneath the gum line where it can't be seen easily. Digital dental X-rays assist our veterinarians in evaluating the oral health of your pet.
Digital X-rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine the 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 can see beneath the surfaces of your animal's gum line to fully assess every tooth.
This technology allows your Fountain Valley vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.