advanced veterinary diagnostics in plantation, fl

We Go Deeper Advanced Veterinary Diagnostics
in Plantation and Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Veterinary diagnostic tools like lab work, digital X-rays, and ultrasound are essential for understanding your pet’s health and diagnosing conditions before there are any physical symptoms. Early detection is one of the most important aspects of veterinary medicine, as it allows us to treat your pet’s condition in the early stages which is better for their health and your wallet. At Central Broward Animal Hospital, we serve Plantation, FL and the greater Ft. Lauderdale area with advanced diagnostic tools that help us take better care of your companions.

Digital X-Ray Technology

Our animal hospital uses the latest digital X-ray technology to offer superior results while also being better suited for your pet. The benefits of our digital X-ray system include:

  • Lower radiation exposure
  • Clearer images with a higher contrast for more effective diagnosis
  • Less need for repeated X-rays which means less stress on your pet
  • Digital images can be easily sent to a board-certified radiologist if a second opinion is needed
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Pet Ultrasound Services

Ultrasound is another vital imaging tool that allows us to see your pet’s internal structures in real-time. This is particularly useful for evaluating your pet’s abdomen, gastrointestinal tract, urogenital system, heart, and other organs. We often use ultrasound in conjunction with X-rays to help us form a complete picture of your pet’s organs, cavities, joints, and more.

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Testing with Our In-House Lab

Our lab plays a critical role in our animal hospital. It allows us to run blood, fecal, skin, and urine tests quickly and all under our own roof. This means we can often run tests, get results, and start forming your pet’s treatment plan all in one visit. We primarily use our own lab for urgent cases and will send routine samples to an outside lab for testing. This often helps us lower costs for you while also getting expert, timely results for your pet.

Common tests we run include:

  • Complete blood counts
  • Blood chemistry panels (which look at different elements of the blood like glucose, electrolyte, and protein levels)
  • Fecal exams
  • Heartworm tests
  • Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Cytology (skin tests)
  • And more