Early detection is key when it comes to treating your pet, and Bethel Park Animal Clinic offers complete in-house diagnostics including cutting-edge equipment and an on-site laboratory. This saves time, money, and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results—meaning your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner.
Bethel Park Animal Clinic has the capability to perform various blood screens, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, urinalysis and other types of testing on site instead of sending samples to an outside lab.
Testing provided in the hospital includes:
- Liver enzyme screening
- Pancreatic evaluation
- Renal (kidney) profiles
- Complete blood counts
- General chemistries
- FelV, FIV in cats
- Parvovirus in dogs
- Digital cytology
- Insect-borne disease testing (heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma)
- Complete urinalysis
While we do offer an extensive range of on-site testing, it is possible that your pet may need laboratory work beyond our scope. For those cases, we are happy to send blood work or other testing to an outside lab that will send results back to us.
On-Site Pet Diagnostics
Digital Radiology in Bethel Park
Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed toward the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including foreign bodies and dental disease.
Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. Some specialized procedures may require anesthesia. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short and patient recovery is swift.
Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.
When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like x-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, and other internal injuries.
An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body. An ultrasound is most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder.
Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still. Bethel Park Animal Clinic employs advanced imaging technologies operated by specially trained veterinarians, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.