At Goose Creek Veterinary Hospital we believe in providing answers. We want to be able to tell you the cause of your pet's illness or behavior. To achieve this we need to run diagnostic tests. We have the ability to get rapid results on a variety of blood tests in-house. With a sick patient or a worried parent, we can have answers for you in under an hour. Our in-house lab includes an advanced blood machine, a computerized urine analyzer and several specific rapid tests for heartworm and tick-borne disease. We also have a close relationship with an outside lab that has the capability to run hundreds of tests. It is up to us to decide what sorts of diseases we need to look for in your individual pet.
In addition to blood and urine tests, we also have state of the art digital full body x-ray. With this advanced technology, the images are clear and crisp. However, there are some limitations to x-ray alone. For this reason, we may also recommend your pet have an abdominal ultrasound. We have a close relationship with a traveling veterinary ultrasonographer. Please see the tab about Veterinary Specialists.