Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use technologies like electromagnetic radiation for our diagnostic imaging. This allows our vets to capture a highly detailed image of your pet's internal systems and structures that we otherwise couldn't see.
At Riverside Veterinary Hospital, we use our advanced diagnostic tools to help diagnose any health issues your pet may be experiencing. We offer a wide variety of services using these tools, including cold laser treatments, digital radiology procedures and fecal exams.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Mandeville
We are able to perform tests and get results quickly using our in-house lab so that our vets are able to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start their treatment as soon as we can.
Our pet pharmacy in Mandeville is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing 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 can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate your pet's bone structure and organ function as well as to diagnose conditions like spinal cord diseases, bladder stones, tumors and broken bones.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is generally used in order to evaluate the health of your pet's urinary tract system and kidneys. This test can also be helpful, however, in detecting other issues in organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases like diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Mandeville.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites are capable of making your pet uncomfortable, irritable and may lead to even more serious conditions. Some may even be transmittable to people from their pets.
Since these kinds of parasites live in your pet's gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way we are able to detect them is through the process of a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine the roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Mandeville vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.
- Cold Lasers
Cold laser therapy is a therapeutic and non-invasive treatment designed to help alleviate pain and inflammation in pets suffering from a variety of conditions, from inflammatory skin issues to physical injuries and trauma.
Using low-intensity lasers, therapy using this technology improves the function of your pet's cells through a process called called "photobiomodulation." Treatment with cold lasers can help to encourage cell growth, promote circulation to the affected area and quicken your pet's natural healing process.