Diagnostic Services

Gathering reliable information is an important component of partnering with you to make healthcare decisions for your pet. Below are some of the core diagnostic services we provide.

LaboratoryIn order to provide the best care possible for your pet, we can complete many of our diagnostics while you wait. This is a convenience we are proud to offer you, but it is also imperative when time is of the essence, as with emergencies or in cases of critical illness. These tests can include blood work, urinalysis, fecal analysis, diagnostic imaging (digital radiographs, dental radiographs, and ultrasound), blood pressure measurement, electrocardiogram (ECG), pulse oximetry, opthalmalogic testing, skin/ear cytologic examination, skin scraping evaluation, fungal culture, fine-needle aspirate and cytology, and more. For additional testing and services that extend beyond our internal capabilities, we partner with a full service veterinary diagnostic laboratory to support your pet's needs.

Digital RadiographyWe've gone digital! In an effort to provide the most up-to-date patient care, the Goodison Veterinary Center transitioned from traditional film-type x-rays to digital x-rays. Since making the switch back in January 2008, we have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from staff, clients, and specialty veterinarians to whom we refer patients. Digital radiography (i.e. digital x-ray) provides clearer, faster images with many other advantages. Most importantly, they give our doctors a much better opportunity to identify and solve internal and orthopedic health problems. We also have the added benefit of being able to conveniently e-mail images to veterinary specialty centers or transfer them to compact discs, as needed. In many cases, this saves valuable treatment time. As health care technology continues to progress, we will strive to keep up with those advances in order to provide the best care possible for your pet.

UltrasoundUltrasound is a valuable diagnostic tool and our veterinarians routinely use it to perform pregnancy evaluations, evaluate the urinary system/bladder, characterize abdominal or thoracic masses, screen for fluid in the abdomen or around the heart, and to guide needle placement for trans-abdominal procedures. It is noninvasive and provides information that would otherwise require much more extensive testing. We therefore find it an essential part of our diagnostic repertoire and we rely on it to provide your pet with the best possible care.

DNAHave you ever wondered what the genetic background of your mixed-breed dog is? Now you can find out! With a simple but reliable blood test, you can satisfy your curiosity and gain powerful information. Learn about breed-related diseases to which your dog may be predisposed and better understand his or her behaviors. Ultimately, it would also allow us to create a more targeted care plan for your pet which means even better care. Just ask for details, or visit www.wisdompanel.com.

DeerDr. Molly Angel provides mobile service to perform tuberculosis testing on captive cervids (deer). Please call for more information.