Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
We use electromagnetic radiation among other technologies for our diagnostic imaging procedures. These allow us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
At Dells Animal Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services including fecal exams, digital radiography and urinalysis.
With the diagnostic tools and tech found in our lab, we are able to produce very accurate and rapid diagnostic information about your pet's health conditions as well as create an immediate selection of treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Wisconsin Dells
We are able to perform tests and collect results quickly using our in-house laboratory so that our veterinarians can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start their course of treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Wisconsin Dells is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With the in-house veterinary diagnostic lab in our facility, our vets are proud to be able to offer advanced diagnostic testing in order 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 a safe, painless and non-invasive procedure. Since it only uses very small doses of radiation, digital X-rays are safe for even very young pets or pregnant female animals.
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.
At our veterinary lab in Wisconsin Dells, we are capable of running a number of both common and specialized blood tests in order to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose their health issues,
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.
Primarily, urinalysis is used to assess the health and well-being of your pet's kidneys and urinary tract. This test can also be very helpful in finding issues affecting your pet's organ systems and is important for the diagnosis of metabolic diseases like 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. We will send your pet's fecal to our diagnostic lab and have results the next day.
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 examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- 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 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 are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Wisconsin Dells vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.