Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
At Bridlewood Animal Hospital, we have a range of technology and tools to help diagnose your pet's medical issues as quickly as possible. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to urinalysis and bloodwork.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Kanata
We perform tests and get results quickly in our in-house laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Kanata is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are pleased to offer diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide you with 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 normally safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only low doses of radiation. Because of this, even pregnant females and very young pets should be able to undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, and some tumors.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, we 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 structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Our in-house lab allows us to quickly perform diagnostic blood tests on your pet when they aren’t well. This will help us determine the health of your pet and diagnose illness.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into your pet's urine's physical and chemical properties.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also help detect 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 we recommend that it be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is a microscopic examination of your pet’s feces.
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 us to determine if your pet has any intestinal parasites that require treatments.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, and can lead to more serious conditions. Some can even affect 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 examinations should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
Digital dental x-rays are used to determine if your pet has periodontal disease as most of the damage occurs below the gum line.
They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine the 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 usually significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We can see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.