Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiation for diagnostic imaging. This allows us to accurately produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures in order to assist with your pet's diagnosis.
At Saline County Animal Clinic, we have the in-house tools required to help quickly and accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital X-rays to bloodwork and urinalysis.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we are able to efficiently and accurately produce diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide treatment options as quickly as possible.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Benton
Our in-house laboratory allows our team to perform tests and get results quickly. This allows us to diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our pharmacy in Benton carries a variety of prescription diets and medications, allowing us quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
Through the use of our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are able to offer advanced diagnostic testing to our clients in order to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we have the ability to examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that we may not otherwise be able to see from the outside.
As it uses only very low doses of radiation, radiography is safe, painless, and non-invasive. The very low level of radiation required to perform radiography means that even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs are typically used to evaluate bones and organs and diagnose conditions that include broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
Our diagnostics lab in Benton offers a variety of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose illness.
The veterinary blood tests we run frequently are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that uses your pet's urine in order to provide your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of the urinary system.
Urinalysis is most commonly used by our veterinarians to assess the overall health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be crucial in detecting issues in other organ systems and is an important diagnostic tool when it comes to diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
Whether an animal is sick or healthy, urinalysis should always be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
Our in-house vet lab in Benton is able to offer fecal exams for your pet. Fecal exams are the microscopic examination of your pet's feces.
Fecal exams are used to diagnose and treat GI infections that might be harmful to your pet's health and by extension, the health of your family. By using fecal exams your vet is able to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, lead to more serious conditions, and can be transmitted from animal to human under certain circumstances.
The only way to detect these parasites is with a fecal exam since they live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract.
Our vets at Saline County Animal Clinic recommend that annual fecal examinations should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.