Woodbridge Pet Diagnostic Services

pet xrays in woodbridgeDigital Radiographs

Radiographs, or X-rays, are one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in medicine. After performing a thorough examination, veterinary diagnostic tests are sometimes necessary to identify the underlying cause of your companion's illness.

The veterinary team at our animal hospital in Woodbridge uses veterinary X-rays to examine your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas and for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your pet has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object, or is suffering from a heart problem, an X-ray can tell us what we need to know.

As part of our commitment to provide you with the best Woodbrige veterinary medical care for your pet, Staples Mill Animal Hospital has invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine. There are many important advantages to digital X-rays:

  • They can be immediately viewed on a computer monitor.
  • The clear, detailed images can be manipulated to get a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs, leading to a faster, more accurate diagnosis.
  • They take less time to process, which means less time for your pet on the X-ray table (and less stress) and less waiting for you.
  • No harsh chemicals are needed to develop the images, reducing potential harm to our staff and the environment.

Advanced diagnostic capabilities are an extremely important part of veterinary medicine, in part because we can't simply ask our patients what is wrong. Our investment in digital X-ray technology reflects our commitment to offer you and your pet the best, most comprehensive healthcare available.

Our In-House Medical And Diagnostic Laboratory

When performing routine Woodbridge pet wellness examinations or diagnosing an illness, what our veterinarians can't see is often just as important as what they can.

Because protecting your pet's health is our most important job, we have a complete in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to these precise test results, it would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health. Test results can also help us in the early detection of diseases and other conditions affecting your pet's health and well-being.

For example, diagnostic testing can detect Heartworm disease, Lyme disease, infections, Feline Leukemia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections and many additional diseases and conditions that can go unnoticed in their early stages. Blood testing can show early evidence of diabetes, changes in liver or kidney function or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic laboratory testing is also completed prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia.

Laboratory testing provides information about your pet's overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. Thanks to our full in-house diagnostic laboratory, we deliver your pet's test results quickly — often within a few minutes — minimizing the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

If you would like more information about the Woodbridge veterinary diagnostic services Staples Mill Animal Hospital offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment at our hospital, please call (703) 897-0100.