Faster Results, Faster Recovery
Park County Animal Hospital understands that when pets are injured or ill, time is of the essence. The sooner we can diagnose the pet’s condition, the sooner we can start treatment to restore health.
Knowing that we are the nearest veterinary facility for many miles around, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to address most of the emergency and general care needs of Fairplay’s pets.
On-Site Veterinary Lab
Our in-house lab is able to process a wide variety of samples from pets to diagnose infectious disease, organ function, parasitic infection, and more. Some of the tests we perform include:
- Complete blood count (CBC)—Measures the number of blood cell types in a sample and can be used to detect anemia, potential infection, some types of cancer, and more.
- Blood chemistry panel (BCP)—Used to measure organ health based on the presence and balance of common blood chemicals.
- Liver function analysis—Multiple tests can be done to measure liver function and give an indication of imbalance or disease.
- Cytology—Microscopic analysis of cell samples can check for abnormal cells or as a cancer screening
- 4dx—This blood test checks for the mosquito and tick-borne diseases including:
- Urinalysis—Examination of urine samples can give an indication of kidney function, the presence of infection, and more.
- Feline immunodeficiency virus test—Early detection of this fatal and incurable disease can allow our veterinarians to provide supportive medical care so the cat can live comfortably for months to years before the disease becomes chronic.
- Feline leukemia—Feline leukemia cannot be cured but it can be prevented. Park Country Animal Hospital recommends all cats are tested and, if they are at risk, vaccinated against feline leukemia.
- Intestinal parasite screening—Pets can contend with a variety of worms and intestinal parasites. Annual screening and treatment when needed prolongs pet health and life.
Veterinary Digital Radiology
- Digital X-ray—With greater resolution and the ability to manipulate and enlarge images, digital X-ray has proven far superior to the older film-based technology. Digital X-ray images can also be emailed directly to specialists for consultation on difficult cases.
- Dental radiography—Similar to humans, pets can experience disease and decay to the roots of teeth that cannot be seen without the aid of dental X-ray technology.
- Ultrasound—As in human medicine, ultrasound can be used to view the real-time functioning of internal organs. This non-invasive technology allows us to diagnose conditions without surgery.
In addition to providing high-quality diagnostic equipment on-site, Park County Animal Hospital maintains excellent relationships with board-certified specialists in a variety of veterinary fields. Being able to consult with and refer difficult cases to these professionals offers South Park’s pets an additional level of medical support.
If you have any questions about our diagnostic abilities, please contact the knowledgeable staff of Park County Animal Hospital today.