Laytonsville Veterinary Practice
Laytonsville Veterinary Practice

Diagnostics

sometimes your pet’s symptoms require additional testing to understand

We will work with you, making a step-by-step diagnostic plan to find what’s causing your pet discomfort.

Blood work may be done to screen for kidney disease, liver problems, infection or anemia. Many of our tests can be run in our in-house laboratory in a matter of minutes. For other diagnostics, we work with several reference labs and university teaching hospitals to provide comprehensive blood panels at affordable prices.

Urinalysis can help us identify markers of kidney disease, urinary tract infection, bladder and kidney stones, and even cancer.

X-ray imaging allows doctors to assess bone and soft tissue abnormalities, foreign bodies, kidney stones, cardiac issues and lung diseases. Learn more about digital radiography…

Ultrasound imaging may be used to detect soft tissue diseases such as organ abnormalities and disfunction, masses, and cancer markers. Learn more about ultrasonography…

Cytology may be done to determine what kind of mass your pet is growing on his toe, and whether surgical intervention is urgent.

Biopsy may be done if your doctor removes a mass to determine if it is malignant, and to make sure the affected area has been adequately excised.