Diagnostic Testing

Our hospital is fully equipped to evaluate and process many different types of lab samples. 

This allows us to be quick and efficient in helping to diagnose your pet. 

Some examples of IN-HOUSE laboratory testing include:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Fecal analysis
  • Biochem
  • Urinalysis
  • Pre-anesthetic evaluation
  • Elisa testing
  • Thyroid testing
  • Cytology
  • Histology​.

 

Digital X-Ray

We use digital technology to take radiographs that can be viewed instantaneously for a sharper, more detailed image. The images can be manipulated and enhanced to look at a specific area. The images can be instantly transferred to a radiologist or specialty hospital for a more detailed interpretation.

 

Photo above left:  An abnormal pregnancy in a cat;  kittens were in an umbilical hernia.

Photo above right:  A Beaver that was brought into the hospital. 

Photo right:  Digital X-ray table.

 

 

 

 

Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography is an essential diagnostic instrument in veterinary medicine.  It allows visiualization of the soft tissue structures within the body. It is  safe, non-invasive and is generally tolerated very well by the patients.  Both Cardiac and Abdominal Ultrasounds can be scheduled at our hospital.

We accept referrals from Veterinary Hospitals on the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver (Lower Mainland), Victoria and Nanaimo.
Click on the link at the bottom of the page to access the ultrasound referral form.

Photo above left:  This patient is having an abdominal ultrasound performed by Dr. Lorne Carroll while she rests comfortably on her back on a foam cushion.
Photo above right:  Valves from a heart during a cardiac ultrasound.  A Leaky valve; The blue colour in the image represents the blood flowing backwards out of the the heart valve!