Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiation (digital X-rays) to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures, allowing us to make a quick and accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition.
At Lincoln Road Veterinary Clinic, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to ECG and comprehensive bloodwork.
With our diagnostic capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Diagnostics Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Grants Pass
We perform tests and get results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we can provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Grants Pass is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with instant access to any medications your pet may need 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 radiograph (digital x-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be 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.
- 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 the roots, bones, and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We can see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Grants Pass vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
- Screens & Consults
Our team wants the very best for your pet and does all we can to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
If your pet is scheduled to undergo a procedure with general anesthesia our team can screen your pet for any undetected conditions that could make general anesthesia a higher risk.
Whenever a particular case is outside of our expertise or requires specialist care we forward radiology and other results to a specialist for review.
Our team will refer your pet to a Board Certified Veterinary Specialist if their health issues are more complex or require special equipment we don't have.
If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your pet may have a heart disorder, we usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG).
This procedure can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis.
At our vet lab in Grants Pass, we can run several 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 do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
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 animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also help detect issues in other organ systems and is important for 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.
- 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 Grants Pass.
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 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.