Vet Diagnostic Lab
Electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used for diagnostic imaging. This allows us to produce extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Clackamas Pet Clinic, we leverage advanced tools in our veterinary diagnostic lab to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a range of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and ECG/EKG.
With our capabilities in diagnostic imaging, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic data about your pet's condition and offer immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Clackamas
We perform tests and receive results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Clackamas is filled with a wide selection of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
Our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab allows us to offer advanced diagnostic testing, which helps our vets provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
Using a radiograph (digital X-Ray), we're able to examine your pet's internal systems to reveal data that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography uses only very low doses of radiation, and is safe, painless and non-invasive. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is so low, even pregnant females and very young pets are able to have this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate organs and bones, and to diagnose conditions including chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases, broken bones and some tumors.
Our team of veterinary professionals can use diagnostic imaging to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
We use ultrasound imaging to expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the movement and structure of your pet's internal organs, in addition to blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means we can diagnose your cat or dog's condition quickly and treatment can begin sooner.
- Bloodwork, Urinalysis & Fecal Exams Bloodwork
At our vet lab in Clackamas we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
BNP tests allow us to check heart stress levels, in addition to this we also have the ability to check to the pancreas, chemistries, thyroid cholesterol and complete blood count.Urinalysis
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as 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, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Clackamas.
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.
- ECG / EKG
If after a physical examination your veterinarian suspects your pet may have a heart disorder, we typically take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).
This procedure can be completed quickly and easily. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In some cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be needed to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.
- 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 Clackamas vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.