Electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used for diagnostic imaging to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures and organs.
At each of Pet Doctors of America's two locations, we have advanced tools at our disposal to help us accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a range of services in our veterinary diagnostic labs, from digital radiology and cold lasers to ultrasound.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we're able to efficiently produce accurate diagnostic data about your pet's condition and offer immediate treatment options.
We perform tests and receive results quickly in our in-house laboratories so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacies at each of our hospitals in Jacksonville are 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. To request a prescription refill please complete our online prescription request form below.
At our in-house veterinary diagnostics labs, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing, which allows our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
With a radiograph (digital X-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information we may not be able to detect from the outside.
Radiography is a non-invasive, safe and painless procedure that uses very low doses of radiation. Because only a low level radiation is required to perform radiography, even very young pets and pregnant females can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate organs and bones, and to diagnose conditions including broken bones, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, chronic arthritis and some tumors.
Our team of veterinary professionals can use diagnostic imaging to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
Ultrasound imaging can be used to expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Since ultrasound images are captured in real-time, we're able to see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, in addition to blood flowing through the blood vessels.
By leveraging this valuable technology, the vets in our in-house labs can diagnose your dog or cat's condition quickly and begin treatment sooner.
At our vet labs in Jacksonville, 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 either of our in-house vet labs in Jacksonville.
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.
Is your cat or dog suffering from periodontal disease? If so, much of the damage happens below the gum line where it is not easily seen. With digital dental X-rays, our veterinarians can more accurately assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-rays allow our team of veterinary professionals to safely examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your dog or cat's teeth.
With digital X-rays, the risk of radiation exposure is significantly lower than with technology used for traditional X-rays. We're able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
Using this technology, your Jacksonville vet can see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
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