Our diagnostic equipment makes it possible for us to understand your pet’s health on a deeper level. Since pets can’t speak for themselves, we have in-house tools that can help us do the talking for them. At Animal Hospital of Lewisville, we employ ultrasound, an in-house laboratory, and digital X-ray in order to give our patients the best care possible.
Why We Recommend Annual Testing for Pets
Seemingly healthy pets can have more happening below the surface than we realize. Blood, urine, and fecal testing help us see essential information about your pet's health that is otherwise undetectable.
As part of our commitment to preventive care, we recommend yearly blood and fecal screens to check for parasites and diseases (and the potential for disease). Early detection is vital for maintaining your pet’s health and helping them sidestep future issues.
Digital X-ray imaging has many advantages over traditional film X-ray, including:
- Much less radiation
- Higher-quality images
- Faster processing with the ability to email X-ray images out to other doctors or specialists within minutes
- A shorter and easier procedure for pets
With X-ray we can diagnose foreign bodies, broken bones, arthritis, and more.
Our in-house laboratory allows our medical team to test and receive accurate results on your pet's necessary blood work, all without having to send to an outside laboratory, costing you additional time and money.
We can find problems earlier and and start your pet on any their treatment, medications, or therapies faster, helping your pet on the road to recovery.
The vets and staff are second to none. They treat all of our animals like their own. In addition, we are always done super quickly! They are punctual but offer the best and most thorough care possible. I never feel like my questions don’t matter! We work primarily with Dr. Journell and she’s the best!
- Joanna M
Dr. Journell is seriously the best. She kept our baby bear happy and strong for two years after he was diagnosed with heart failure. She understood what was right for him and what was to much for his body to handle. My husband and I love all the staff as well, always friendly and understanding.
- Casey J
The friendliest staff, cleanest facilities & competent, caring vets. My dog is as excited to come here as he is to go to the dog park, which makes my life much easier than if he was nervous and scared and I had to drag him there.
- Megan C
Ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive way for us to see your pet's internal organs and other structures.
Ultrasound can be used to diagnose:
- Foreign bodies
- Cancerous tumors
- GI tract obstructions
- Heart conditions
- Fluid in the abdomen or around the heart
Ultrasound can be used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools, and most pets tolerate it well.