Diagnostics & Lab
Our team uses cutting-edge diagnostic testing and technology to diagnose and treat medical conditions in Plains pets.
At Northeast Veterinary Referral Hospital, we're happy to be able to offer progressive diagnostic tests and tools, including digital x-rays, ultrasounds, and endoscopy.
These allow our veterinary team to accurately diagnose and treat your pet's medical symptoms. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can be very important in treating many ailments.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
A digital x-ray, or radiograph, is a type of photograph that is able to see inside your pet's body, which can reveal information that may not be readily apparent from the outside.
A painless, safe, and completely non-invasive treatment, radiography uses minimal doses of radiation. Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and uses only very low doses of radiation.
Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs and diagnose conditions including bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
- CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
A CT scanner is an advanced, non-invasive diagnostic machine that allows our specialists to view the internal anatomy of a pet by producing highly detailed cross-sectional images.
CT scans are commonly used for planning surgery, diagnosing diseases and the early detection and treatment of cancer.
An endoscope is made up of a very tiny camera and light affixed to the end of a flexible tube.
An endoscopy is the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.
Endoscopes are minimally invasive and can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.
Our Northeast Pennsylvania animal hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in our in-house laboratory. Our in-house lab allows us to perform tests and obtain results on the same day, alleviating concerns about treatment delays caused by off-site testing.
At our in-house lab, we can perform the following tests:
- Blood Chemistry Panels (to evaluate organ function)
- Complete Blood Counts (CBC)
- Electrolyte Evaluation
- Parvovirus Testing
- Heartworm Detection
- Fecal Exams & Intestinal Parasite Testing
- Feline Leukemia & Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Testing
From Happy Pet Owners
Dr. Hassinger and his staff are beyond reproach in their services. Their compassion, professionalism and expertise have benefited our pets many times over the years.