Advanced Diagnostics

Pets are really good at hiding their pain which can be an indicator of underlying health issues. Because they cannot tell us how they feel or where it hurts, our team relies on high quality diagnostic tools to assess your pet’s unique needs and create a health assessment. We offer numerous in-house and referral laboratory specimen analysis in addition to our state-of-the-art imaging. Diagnostics are not just for sick patients. When you bring your pet in for a routine wellness visit, we run diagnostic screening tests that help us catch health issues before they become progressive diseases. If your pet’s diagnostic results reveal possible concerns, we will take the time to discuss your pet’s condition and answer your questions.

Diagnostic Imaging

At Marcy Veterinary Clinic we consider the use of imaging a critical tool in keeping your pets healthy. Digital imaging is a less invasive way to observe your pet’s internal health, providing a more thorough and accurate diagnosis. Our digital x-ray and ultrasound equipment provides fast, clear images so we can diagnose a fracture, locate a foreign object, evaluate pregnancies, pinpoint tumors, and diagnose a host of conditions affecting your animals. We also have the capability of digital dental x-rays so we can spot and treat problems beneath the gum line.

Radiographs (X-Ray)

Used for Dental, bone fractures, bladder stones.

Ultrasound

Used for pregnancy checks, foreign body detection, internal mass, free fluid.

(EKG) Electrocardiogram

Records the electrical signal from the heart to check for different heart conditions.

In House Specimen Analysis

Whether your animal requires laboratory testing as part of a wellness exam or because of illness, our complete in-house lab provides quick results so we can create an individualized treatment plan right away. Common lab tests include:

In-House Laboratory Test

  • Complete blood count and chemistry profiles to look for a host of conditions and diseases that can’t be spotted with a physical exam, including those that impact organ function, immunity, metabolism, and electrolyte balance
  • Cytology- Fine needle aspiration, ear smear and cultures
  • Electrolytes
  • Fecal testing for parasites
  • Feline Leukemia & Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Heartworm disease and Lyme disease
  • Reproduction Evaluation
  • Thyroid Panels
  • Urinalysis

Referral Laboratory Test

  • Specialty testing done to confirm a diagnosis.
  • Histopathology
  • Cytology- Scrapes, cultures
  • Complete Allergy Testing
  • Disease Specific Panels
  • Digestive Panels
  • DNA Testing & Genetic Analysis Through Royal Canin®

We offer the Royal Canin® Genetic Health Analysis. This test scans your dog’s DNA, both for ancestry information and specific genetic markers. From this analysis, your veterinarian can create a custom health and wellness plan based on your dog’s genetic code. Click here to learn more.

Reference labs:

  • IDEXX
  • Texas A&M
  • Cornell