Diagnostic Services

Veterinary X-raysRadiographs

Radiographs, or X-rays, are one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in medicine. The skilled veterinarians at Para Hills Veterinary Clinic use X-rays to examine your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas, and for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your pet has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object or is suffering from a heart problem, an X-ray can tell us what we need to know.

Your pet’s radiographs are evaluated by our team of experienced veterinarians and if necessary, they are sent to a specialist for a second opinion.

The diagnostic capabilities offered by X-rays are an extremely important part of veterinary medicine. Our investment in high-quality X-ray technology reflects our commitment to offer your pet the best, most comprehensive healthcare available.

Our In-House Medical And Diagnostic Laboratory

When performing routine wellness examinations or diagnosing an illness, what our veterinarians can't see is as important, if not more important, than what they can see.

Because protecting your pet's health is our most important job, we have a complete in-house diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine and feces. Without timely access to these test results, it would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health.

Veterinary Diagnostics For example, diagnostic testing can detect Heartworm disease, infections, Feline Leukemia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections and many additional diseases and conditions that can go unnoticed in their early stages. Blood testing can show early evidence of diabetes, changes in liver or kidney function or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic laboratory testing is also completed prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anaesthesia.

Laboratory testing provides information about your pet's overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. Thanks to our in-house diagnostic laboratory, we can deliver your pet's test results quickly — often in less than half an hour — minimizing the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

If your pet needs additional diagnostic testing, our clinic works closely with two outside laboratories with many results available the next day.

If you would like more information about the veterinary diagnostic services that Para Hills Veterinary Clinic offers for your pet or to schedule an appointment, please call (08) 8258 4838.