Our Full Diagnostic Services Give You a Better Picture of Your Pet Health

While some medical problems are obvious, it’s often necessary to dig a little deeper to correctly diagnose what’s going on with a pet that doesn’t feel well. Harmony Veterinary Center utilizes a full range of diagnostic services to create a clear picture of your pet’s condition and assist us in designing a treatment plan for your pet.

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Laboratory Analysis

  • Blood chemistry panels check a variety of electrolytes and enzymes that help assess the function of the liver, kidneys, pancreas, and other organs and glands. We have an in-house blood analyzer that provides rapid results; and we utilize offsite diagnostic laboratories with results generally received within 24 hours.
  • Specialized blood tests can detect Heartworms, infectious diseases such as Parvo and Feline Leukemia, and other very specific problems.
  • Vaccine titer testing are blood test that detect the level of vaccination titer protection for your pet. Results are typically received in one to two weeks.
  • Ear, skin and mass cytologies detect abnormal cells that can affect the overall health of your pet.
  • Urinalysis and urine cultures check the concentration of the urine and detect abnormal substances or cells that reflect kidney and bladder health.
  • Fecal analysis detects parasites, bacteria, and abnormal cells that can affect intestinal, as well as overall, health.

Understanding your Pets Blood Test

General laboratory analysis results are posted in your pet’s personal ePetHealth profile within 24 hours of our hospital receiving them. Not all results will post if they are performed by a specialized facility.

Radiology

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  • Digital Radiographs (x-rays) are used to “see inside” the animal to look for masses, broken bones, or other abnormalities. Harmony Veterinary Center uses cutting-edge digital radiography that minimizes the dose of radiation and provides clarity and detail far beyond the ability of conventional x-rays.
  • Digital Dental Radiographs (x-rays) of the teeth and jaw are used to view under the gumline for pockets of decay, the security of attachments of the teeth, and fractures.
  • Ultrasound is a painless non-invasive diagnostic procedure that is particularly valuable for assessing soft tissue structures of the body such as heart, liver, kidneys, intestines, and bladder. Ultrasounds provide valuable diagnostic information about organ functions, helping you and our medical staff information to create effective treatment plans.
  • Ultrasound services are provided by Charles Pugh, DVM, DACVR or Christina Copple, DVM, DACVR, mobile board certified veterinary radiologists who perform ultrasounds at our clinic by appointment for your convenience.
  • MRI and CT scans are referred out to one of the regional veterinary referral centers.

Cardiology

If a heart problem is detected in your pet, our hospital partners with Karen Sanderson, DVM, DACVIM and the Rocky Mountain Veterinary Cardiology group to provide non-invasive testing at our clinic or at one of their regional centers. Learn more about heart disease in pets and the advantages of consulting a veterinary cardiologist.