Diagnostic Vet Lab
We use technology like electromagnetic radiation for our diagnostic imaging procedures. This allows us to create highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Herring Cove Animal Hospital, we use our advanced range of diagnostic tools to help assess and diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services from digital X-rays to bloodwork.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Vet Pharmacy in Provincetown
We are able to perform tests and get results quickly using our in-house lab to help us diagnose your pet's symptoms and start their course of treatment as soon as possible.
The pet pharmacy in our Provincetown hospital is stocked with a wide variety of prescriptions medications and diets, allowing us quick access to medications and other treatments your pet may need while under our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
Using our in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory, we are proud to be able to offer your pet advanced diagnostic testing. This allows our vets to accurately and rapidly assess and begin treatment of your pet's health 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 safe, painless, and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate your pet's bones and organs as well as diagnose conditions from chronic arthritis and bladder stones to spinal cord diseases and some kinds of tumors.
At our vet lab in Provincetown, we are able to run a variety of both common and specialized blood tests to help assess the overall health of your pet and to diagnose any hidden illnesses.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests performed here are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is mostly used to assess the health of your pet's kidneys and urinary tract. However, it can also be quite helpful in detecting issues affecting other organ systems or metabolic diseases.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be performed at our in-house vet lab in Provincetown.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has any intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites are capable of making your pets uncomfortable, irritable and may lead to even more serious issues and conditions down the road. Some may even be transmittable to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.