Veterinary Diagnostics in Atlanta, GA
It isn’t easy to determine your pet’s overall condition or diagnose underlying problems without diagnostics. Pharr Road Animal Hospital offers multiple diagnostic tools, from an in-house laboratory to ultrasound and endoscopy, to help our team detect and more accurately diagnose health issues. Our responsibility as your vet is to use every resource available to treat your companion and keep them healthy. Like you, we want them to enjoy the best life possible for as long as they can.
Has your pet had blood work or a fecal exam in the last year? If not, call us today at (404) 237-4601 to make an appointment.
Blood work is one of the most important tools we offer for understanding your pet’s health below the surface, and being able to detect potential diseases early. We offer comprehensive blood panels, heartworm testing, tick-borne disease testing, and more. In certain cases, we can also send samples to an external laboratory for more specialized testing.
In addition to routine blood work, we recommend annual fecal exams to assess health and screen for intestinal parasites, which are very common among dogs and cats. Our team can also run urinalysis tests to check for urinary tract infections.
Digital X-ray and Ultrasound
Our digital X-ray and ultrasound equipment allow us to study your pet’s musculoskeletal system and abdominal organs, respectively. They can reveal information that blood work and a physical exam might not be able to. Pharr Road Animal Hospital works with a traveling sonographer who comes in at least once a week to perform ultrasound procedures. We have an in-house ultrasound machine that we frequently use as a screening tool, and we can have boarded radiologists come in to help interpret some of our cases.
2-Hour Cytology Reading
One of the things that sets our hospital apart is our ability to send tumor samples out to IDEXX for analysis. This comes in handy for cancer screening, and can provide us with the detailed results we need within a short window of time to make an accurate diagnosis.
Endoscopy is a minimally-invasive diagnostic tool that allows us to see the inside of certain orifices (such as the esophagus or nasal passages) without having to perform exploratory surgery. We insert a small, flexible tube, which includes a tiny camera, into the passage we need to examine. The endoscope transmits the camera footage to a screen for clear viewing, giving our team valuable information and, if needed, tissue samples for testing.