Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiation among other technologies for our diagnostic imaging procedures. This allows us to produce detailed images of the internal structures of your pet's body.
At Rocklin Road Animal Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and comprehensive lab work.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Rocklin
We are able to perform tests and get results quickly using our in-house lab laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as quickly as possible.
The pet pharmacy in our Rocklin hospital is stocked with a range of prescriptions diets and medications, allowing us to have quick access to any medications your pet may require while they are 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 a safe and painless diagnostic procedure for your pet. Since it only uses very low doses of radiation, even very young puppies and kittens or pregnant pets can safely undergo the 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.
Diagnostic imaging tools and technologies allow our team of veterinarians to create highly detailed images of the inside of your pet's body cavity.
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.
This valuable technology means that our vet team is able to diagnose your dog or cat's condition as quickly and accurately as possible.
At our veterinary lab serving Rocklin, we are able to run a number of different blood tests, from routine to complex, in order to determine the health and well-being of your companion.
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 an incredibly valuable diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into both 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 valuable diagnostic test for both sick and healthy pets should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your companion's general health and well-being.
- 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.
- Digital Dental X-rays
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine 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 are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Rocklin vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.