Although most people only think of running lab tests when the patient is ill, we recommend routine screenings based upon age, health status and other factors. Additional tests include biopsy, fecal exams, cytology and urinalysis. Some results can be obtained while you wait, while others may take a few days.
Our in-house laboratory tests include: fecal float, direct smear, snap giardia test, snap parvovirus test, DTM culture, urine dip stick, urine specific gravity, urine analysis, blood glucose, blood smear, PCV/TS, platelet count, FeLV/FIV test, ear swab, skin cytology, impression smear, skin scrape, FNA (fine needle aspirate) and vaginal cytology.
Our veterinarians may recommend x-rays as a part of a diagnostic procedure if your pet is experiencing any health conditions. X-rays may also be suggested as preventive measure in a routine senior wellness examination. Langdon Veterinary Clinic is equipped to perform routine radiology services to identify many types of illness or injury when pets are sick or suffer a trauma. X-rays can also be used to detect a variety of ailments including arthritis, tumors and lung abnormalities including pneumonia, bladder and kidney stones as well as to evaluate bone damage and organ size/shape and to identify foreign objects that may have been ingested. Dental radiographs will help to distinguish between healthy teeth and those that may need to be extracted. They can also be used to identify any abnormalities beneath the gums including root damage, tumors and abscesses.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive. Our equipment 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 are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.