Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use technologies like electromagnetic radiation for our diagnostic imaging. This allows us to produce high-detailed images of the internal structures of your pet's body.
At Aerowood Animal Hospital, we use advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We are proud to offer a wide variety of services, from ultrasounds and endoscopies to x-rays and ECGs.
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 Bellevue
We are able to perform tests and produce results quickly and precisely in our in-house lab so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our Bellevue pet pharmacy is stocked with a wide range of prescription medications and diets, allowing us ready access to the medications and therapeutic products that your pet requires while 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 digital x-ray (also called a radiograph), we are able to examine the internal systems and structures of your pet's body, revealing information that may otherwise have been invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this 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.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
Using ultrasound imaging, we expose part of your pet's body to high-frequency sound waves in order to produce images of the inside of your pet's 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.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner.
An endoscope is comprised of a very tiny camera with a light attached to the end of a flexible tube.
When we perform an endoscopy, a long, thin tube is inserted directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.
Minimally invasive endoscopies may be inserted into pre-existing openings of the body like the anus or mouth.
At our vet lab in Bellevue, 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 conduct are complete blood counts, white blood cell count, MCHC hematocrit, platelets and blood serum profiles.
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 pet's kidneys and urinary tract system. It can also be helpful, however, in detecting other organ systems and is important in diagnosing metabolic diseases like 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.
- 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 Bellevue.
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 may lead to more serious conditions. Some may even be transmitted to people.
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.
- ECG / EKG
If your vet performs a physical exam and suspects that your pet may have a heart disorder, we will usually take chest x-rays and provide an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG).
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 is significantly lower than with traditional x-ray technology. We are capable of seeing below the surface of your pet's gum line in order to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Bellevue vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
New Patients Welcome
At Aerowood Animal Hospital, we are always accepting new patients. Our experienced veterinary team is passionate about the health of companion animals in the Bellevue area and can't wait to welcome you and your pet to our veterinary family.