Veterinary Diagnostic Technology
At Queens Animal Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services including digital radiology, ultrasounds, urinalysis and bloodwork to diagnose a wide variety of injuries and illnesses.
We use electromagnetic radiation among other tools for diagnostic imaging. With these tools, we can produce very detailed images of your pet's internal structures and detect any causes for concern.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we are able to provide rapid diagnosis and present you with treatment options for your companion as quickly as possible, so you can stay informed about their situation.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Queens
We perform tests and get results quickly in our veterinary diagnostic laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our Queens pet pharmacy is stocked with a variety of prescription diets and medications, allowing us quick access to any medications your pet may require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide rapid diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is a non-invasive, painless procedure. It only employs very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required for radiography is so low, even pregnant women and very young pets can have this procedure performed.
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.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the 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 endoscopes can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.
Blood Pressure Monitor
Pets can also have high and low blood pressure, which can be a sign of underlying disease.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is usually caused by an underlying disease. High blood pressure can sometimes lead to additional complications in our pets, such as sudden vision loss, nosebleeds, left-sided heart enlargement, or (worsening) kidney disease.
Hypotension, or low blood pressure, can be caused by one of three mechanisms: a decrease in the amount of blood pumped around by the heart, a decrease in blood volume present, or a decrease in blood vessel tone.
At our vet lab in Queens, we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose illness.
CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile are some of the most common veterinary blood tests we perform.
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 evaluate the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be useful in detecting problems in other organ systems and is critical in 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 our in-house vet lab in Queens.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that may be threatening your pet's or your family's health. Fecals enable your veterinarian to determine whether your pet has intestinal parasites like roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, and 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 examinations should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
Eye Pressure Monitor
Tonometry is the measurement of an animal's intraocular pressure (eye pressure) to detect signs of glaucoma or other eye disorders. Your vet will use a handheld device called a tonometer to assess intraocular pressure in dogs and cats.
Biopsies are useful because they tell us whether we should be concerned about a lesion. A biopsy determines the nature of the abnormality and distinguishes between infections, allergic skin disease, autoimmune skin disease, and benign or malignant tumors.
Your veterinarian will be able to determine the best treatment for the condition by determining the nature of the abnormality.