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Diagnostic Care

Veterinary Diagnostic Testing In The Vestavia Hills, AL Area

We use a variety of advanced medical technology to diagnose and treat your dog or cat. We offer the following diagnostic services at our facility:

In-House Laboratory

Our laboratory can provide our doctors rapid results of blood testing, fecal screenings, urinalysis, heartworm tests (dogs), leukemia/FIV tests (cats) pre-surgical blood chemistry profiles, among other tests.  

Digital Radiology (X-rays)

We use digital radiology to diagnose bone and joint conditions, screen for cancer and abnormalities within the organs, and to locate foreign objects within your pet’s body. This non-invasive procedure allows us to examine your pet in great detail to make an accurate diagnosis. Digital x-rays have a much higher image quality than traditional x-rays, and are significantly easier to read. Thanks to the advanced digital technology, the results are available within minutes, allowing us to make a quicker diagnosis. 

Digital Dental Radiography

We utilize digital dental x-ray equipment during dental procedures.  Digital dental radiography is an important diagnostic tool aiding us in identifying and treating your pet’s dental disease.  Digital dental x-rays allows us to visualize the internal anatomy of the teeth, tooth roots and the bone that surrounds the tooth.  Digital x-rays help us diagnose many hidden conditions that may otherwise go undiagnosed and untreated.  For example, digital dental x-rays can help us discover fractured or broken roots, cysts, tooth resorption, early tumors, or unerupted teeth. They also help us examine teeth that appear healthy but may be compromised on the inside.


An ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive imaging procedure that allows us to examine the internal organs of the body. 3D images of the internal organs are produced in real time as sound waves return the images. These high-definition images allow us to see how the organs are during the time of the ultrasound.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Blood pressure monitoring is used to evaluate your pet’s blood pressure during routine exams. Our trained staff will also monitor your pet’s blood pressure while under anesthesia or during life-threatening and emergency situations.

Anesthesia Monitoring

If your pet is undergoing a procedure that requires anesthesia, our staff members will monitor all vital statistics to make sure your pet is safe and healthy. We monitor your pet’s heart activity, ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, respiratory system, and temperature before, during, and after surgery.