Veterinary Diagnostics in Oregon, OH

Veterinary Diagnostics in Oregon, OH

Sometimes, a physical exam isn’t enough for us to fully understand your pet’s health. With laboratory testing, digital X-rays, and ultrasound, our veterinarians and staff can form a more comprehensive view of your pet’s health so we can treat them with the most effective medicine. At Heatherdowns Veterinary Clinic, we typically use lab testing with our annual exams, and will utilize X-rays and ultrasound as appropriate.

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Interested in how our diagnostics can help your pet? Call (419) 385-0325 to schedule a consultation!

Lab Testing

Our in-house lab is vital for providing us with fast results in urgent cases, yet we typically use an outside lab for routine blood work and disease screenings. This helps cut down on costs to you while also giving us precise results. For your pet’s annual wellness exam, we highly recommend bloodwork to get baseline health information. This helps us better pick up subtle changes that could indicate disease.

Lab tests we run include:

  • Complete blood counts
  • Blood chemistry panels
  • Fecal exams
  • Heartworm testing
  • Tick-borne disease screening
  • Urinalysis, if indicated
  • Skin testing
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Digital X-Rays

Our digital X-ray machine is far superior to film. It delivers a crisp, clear image and emits significantly less radiation. Furthermore, it takes less time for us to produce the image, and its digital format means we can send it easily to specialists for a second opinion. So, when do we use our X-ray machine? Here are some instances:

  • Suspected fractures
  • Joint injuries or conditions
  • Locating abdominal obstructions
  • Neuromuscular problems
  • And more

Cat & Dog Ultrasound

Ultrasound produces a live image of your pet’s internal structures, allowing us to see organs and the gastrointestinal tract in action. This procedure is entirely safe and non-invasive. Instances when we use ultrasound include:

  • Suspected pregnancy
  • Abdominal issues
  • Locating bladder stones
  • Some endocrine disorders
  • And more
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