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Diagnostic Services for Your Columbia Pet

Dog and Cat X-rays and Ambassador Animal HospitalRadiographs at Ambassador Animal Hospital

Radiographs, or X-rays, are one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in medicine because of their ability to penetrate tissues and show your pet's organs and bones. At Ambassador Animal Hospital, we use 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 our veterinarians 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.

The diagnostic capabilities offered by X-rays are an extremely important part of veterinary medicine, especially because we can't simply ask our patients what is wrong. Our investment in high-quality 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 wellness examinations or diagnosing an illness, what our veterinarians can't see is as important, if not more important, than what they can see.

Because protecting your pet's health is our most important job, we have a complete in-house 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.

Veterinary LaboratoryFor 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 are able to 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 Richland County veterinary diagnostic services that Ambassador Animal Hospital offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment at our animal hospital in Columbia, please send us an email or call (803) 787-3840.