Pet Diagnostic Imaging
Taking as many preventive measures as possible can save your pet in the long run. At Mission Vet Urgent Care, we provide complete in-house diagnostic testing. With our on-site lab, you don’t have to wait overnight for results. Instead, we can get them back to you that same day, allowing your pet to be treated sooner if needed.
At our Mission Vet Urgent Care Hospitals, we can perform various blood screens, pre-anesthetic bloodwork and other tests for quick results. Specifically, our on-site laboratory can test the following:
- Liver Enzyme Screening: This test looks for high levels of enzymes in the blood resulting from cell damage. High levels of enzymes can be a concern, but it does not always indicate disease.
- Renal (Kidney) Profiles: Checking your pet’s kidneys through a series of blood tests can identify signs of kidney disease and diabetes risk.
- Complete Blood Counts (CBC): A CBC is a full panel blood test that evaluates your pet’s overall health and provides information about their hydration status, anemia, infection, blood clotting ability and immune system response.
- General Chemistries: A general chemistry test will measure the levels of certain chemical components in the blood. These include electrolytes, fats, glucose, proteins and enzymes.
- Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): If you own a cat, consider FeLV and FIV testing. Two blood tests are taken to diagnose FeLV and FIV, including the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and the immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) tests.
- Parvovirus: Canine parvovirus (CPV) is contagious between dogs. If your dog is showing symptoms, a blood test can determine the presence of the parvovirus B19 antibody.
- Urinalysis: This test looks at your pet’s urine to evaluate their hydration status and detect any abnormalities such as protein, blood or sugar. If any are found, further tests may need to be run for diabetes, urinary tract infections or kidney stones.
- Clotting Times: A blood sample is drawn from your pet and checked for clot formation in a pre-warmed tube. The doctor will note the time it takes for your pet’s blood to clot.
If your pet requires any testing beyond our scope, we are happy to send bloodwork or another test to an outside lab. They will send the results back to us at their earliest convenience.
In addition to our in-house laboratory services, we offer digital radiology — or pet Xrays. We have advanced pet imaging tests to provide the best results and diagnostics for our patients.
An X-ray directs electromagnetic radiation toward the body to see internal structures. We use it to detect any issues your pet may be struggling with, including soft tissue damage, skeletal fractures or foreign bodies.
Limited Scope Ultrasound
Limited scope ultrasounds play a vital role in providing immediate diagnostic services for pets in need of assessment and treatment. Our hospitals are equipped with portable ultrasound machines, enabling our veterinarians to conduct quick evaluations of specific areas such as the abdomen, chest, or musculoskeletal system. By visualizing internal structures, limited scope ultrasound helps identify potential injuries, diseases, or abnormalities, allowing for prompt decision-making and appropriate treatment strategies. Although it may not offer the same level of detail as specialized ultrasound, limited scope ultrasound provides valuable real-time diagnostic information, expediting the diagnostic process and facilitating timely interventions in urgent care scenarios.
Book Ahead When You Need Us
Mission Vet Urgent Care’s digital queue system allows clients to join a virtual line without having to physically wait in line. Clients can join the line from anywhere, using their mobile device, computer, or other device. Once you select a time in the queue, you can go about your day, and come in when it is their turn to be served. You will also receive notifications when your turn is approaching.