In-House Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging

Manitoba Road Animal Hospital has state of the art equipment including blood analyzers, digital radiology and telemedicine.

LABORATORY – At Manitoba Road Animal Hospital we are able to quickly run blood tests to get results fast. We have the facilities to test for the following:

  • Pre-anesthetic testing results in 10 minutes
  • Complete blood screening in 12 minutes
  • Complete blood count
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood chemistry
  • EKG
  • Diabetes monitoring
  • Heartworm and tick born diseases
  • Intestinal parasites (fecal float)
  • Parvovirus
  • FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Feline Leukemia Virus
  • Cytology and histopathology
  • Early Renal Disease
  • Pancreatic Function
  • Thyroid Function

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING – when we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.

X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.

We are proud to offer digital radiology (x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film). This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays. This also allows us to archive these images for future reference, and telemedicine for fast outside consultation with board certified specialists.

To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.

If you have any questions about our radiology service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.