Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
At Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from bloodwork to digital radiology and ultrasound.
We use diagnostic imaging technologies like electromagnetic radiation for our diagnostic imaging. This allows us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
With the diagnostic imaging capabilities afforded to us by our veterinary lab, we are able to produce accurate results and offer immediate treatment plans tailored to your companion's needs.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Somerset
We perform tests and attain results and a diagnosis quickly using our in-house laboratory so we can begin your pet's treatment as quickly as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Somerset 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
Using our in-house veterinary diagnostic lab, we are able to offer advanced diagnostic testing in order to help 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 a painless, safe, and non-invasive procedure; since it only uses very low doses of radiation, the exposure your pet experiences during radiography is quite low and is safe for even pregnant females and very young pets.
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.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, part of your pet's body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, it's possible to see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology available to our vets means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner.
Ultrasounds are performed by Dr. Mark Stamoulis, a mobile ultrasound doctor, who comes to the clinic twice monthly.
At our vet lab in Somerset we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests that we conduct are complete blood counts (CBCs), white blood cell counts, hemoglobin tests, MHCH, platelet, and blood serum profiles.
- 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.
Using digital dental x-rays, the risk of exposure to radiation for your pet is much lower than when using traditional x-ray technology. With these digital x-rays, we are able to carefully evaluate the parts of your pet's oral structures below the surface of the gum line.
This technology allows your Somerset vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review with you.