In-House Diagnostics

Cat & Dog X-Rays, Ultrasound & Lab Work

Veterinary diagnostics, also known more commonly as “tests”, help us form a more thorough understanding of your pet’s health—as well as any illness. Pets often hide signs of illness, which is a natural instinct to keep them from appearing vulnerable in the wild. For us, it means that physical exams are often not enough to fully evaluate your pet’s health. That’s why we rely on veterinary diagnostics. X-rays, ultrasound, and lab work all help us in early detection of disease, so we can get your pet the care they need as soon as possible

Digital X-Rays

X-rays are so useful in veterinary medicine as they help us to visualize your pet’s skeletal structure as well as organs and body cavities. By using digital X-rays rather than film X-rays, we’re also ensuring your pet has a safer, faster procedure. Digital X-rays give us a crystal-clear image that takes far less time to process and exposes your pet to far less radiation. Plus, we can easily send the digital file it creates to you or a specialist for a second opinion. X-rays help us in diagnosing the following:

  • Fractures and joint injuries
  • Foreign body ingestion
  • Abdominal obstructions
  • Bladder and kidney stones
  • Dental disease
  • And more


Ultrasound is an incredibly versatile tool. It uses ultrasonic sound waves to create a live 2D image of working organs, joints, and cavities. With an ultrasound with Doppler radar, we can even measure your pet’s blood flow and velocity to detect heart problems or blood clots.

Common issues we use ultrasound for include: 

  • Organ disease
  • Heart problems
  • Urogenital issues
  • Joint injuries
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • And more

In-House Laboratory

An in-house lab is essential for a vet practice. It allows us to run blood work, fecal exams, skin tests and more all in our own hospital, which gives us quick results. We frequently use our lab for annual blood work as well as fecal exams. By keeping up on annual testing, we’re able to form a more complete history of your pet and more readily detect changes in their blood work that could indicate disease. 

Tests we often run include:

  • Complete blood count (CBCs)
  • Blood chemistry panels
  • Fecal exam
  • Heartworm test
  • Tick-borne disease screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Cytology (skin tests)
  • And more

If you would like for us to use diagnostics to better understand your pet, schedule an appointment through our website or by calling us today!

Pennsylvania Veterinary Care


5438 S Pennsylvania Ave,
Lansing, MI 48911