The Sacramento veterinary team at our hospital can use the tests and tools in our in-house diagnostic lab to determine the cause of your pet's health issues and create a treatment plan accordingly.

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Diagnostic Vet Lab

We use a variety of technologies and procedures for our diagnostic procedures. They allow us to procedure incredibly detailed reports of your pet's internal health and overall well-being.

At Veterinary Medical Center, our diagnostic tools and tests help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology bloodwork, urinalysis, and more. 

With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can produce accurate information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment.

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In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Sacramento

We can perform tests and get results quickly using our in-house veterinary lab so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start their treatment as soon as possible. 

Our pet pharmacy in Sacramento 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.

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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. Because it uses only very small doses of radiation, even very young pets, and pregnant females can safely undergo this diagnostic imaging procedure. 

    Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors. 

  • Bloodwork

    At our vet lab in Sacramento, we are capable of running a number of both common and specialized blood tests to determine your pet's overall health as well as diagnose specific illnesses.

    Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile. 

  • Urinalysis

    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 primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also help detect issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

    This test is a valuable diagnostic tool for our vets to determine the health and well-being of both healthy and sick pets. We make a point of including it in any comprehensive evaluation of your companion'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 Sacramento.

    The goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat infections affecting your pet's gastrointestinal tract that may be compromising their health or the health of your whole family. Fecal testing allows our veterinary team to determine if your pet is suffering from intestinal parasites like hookworm or roundworms. 

    Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.

    Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.

    Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.