BCVH has a full service diagnostic lab that allows us to perform chemistry profiles, complete blood counts, electrolyte level measurements, urinalysis tests, and cytology evaluations. With our laboratory, we have the ability to analyze how well your pet’s internal organs and processes are functioning.
Laboratory testing provides information about your pet’s overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. This is why we maintain a complete in-house laboratory, and regularly test your pet during wellness exams or when we suspect your pet may have a health issue. Our lab allows us to provide you and your pet with quick and – more importantly – accurate results, which is essential to our emergent and critical care cases. We can often have results within 15 minutes for many tests.
We have a strong association with outside labs for additional diagnostic testing with many results available the next day.
We offer our clients full digital radiographic services. We use the latest in advanced computerized radiology equipment as part of your pet’s diagnostic care. Digital radiographs can also easily be sent to a board certified radiologist for timely second opinions. In addition, our digital radiography system allows us to transfer your pet’s radiographs to a CD, making it easy for you to take them to a specialist if necessary.
Ultrasound is an invaluable diagnostic tool that can assist the veterinarians in making the best treatment decisions for various types of heart disease, assessing the function and health of internal organs, and identifying lesions, their origin, and whether they have spread to other areas of the body.
Routine abdominal ultrasounds are generally performed by one of our experienced veterinarians. Biopsy-guided ultrasounds, as well as cardiac ultrasounds, are generally performed by board certified specialists, one of whom travels to our hospital twice a month to perform cardiac ultrasounds or abdominal ultrasounds on our patients.