Our Ambler vets use tests and tools in our in-house veterinary diagnostic lab to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and tailor treatment plans to your pet's needs.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
At Spring House Animal Hospital, we use advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. Our services include digital radiology, ultrasound, and cold lasers.
By leveraging our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we are able to provide more immediate treatment options and efficiently share information with your primary care veterinarian, if required.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy
In our in-house laboratory, we perform tests and receive results quickly so that your pet's symptoms can be diagnosed efficiently. This allows us to start treatment as soon as possible. Our pharmacy is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us quick access to any medications your pet may require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostics that allow our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues. Here are the diagnostic tools we use in our in-house laboratory:
- 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 safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
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.
- Cold Lasers
With cold lasers, we use low-intensity lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to diagnose certain medical conditions in pets. This type of therapy is pain-free and drug-free.
A variety of conditions including muscle spasms, arthritis symptoms, and muscle and joint pain have been shown to improve when laser therapy is used.