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Veterinary Technology

Our La Pine veterinarians use diagnostic tests and tools in our in-house vet lab to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and customize treatment plans to your animal companion's unique healthcare needs.

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Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

We use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies for diagnostic imaging. These technologies provide us with detailed insights into the health of your pet's internal structures. 

At La Pine Animal Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology and urinalysis procedures to a range of diagnostic testing including tests for heartworm, Felv/FIV, Lyme disease, and more. 

With our testing and diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's health and provide immediate treatment options.

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In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in La Pine

We perform tests like urinalysis, fecal exams and blood chemistry panels in order to get results quickly in our in-house veterinary lab at La Pine Animal Hospital. This way, we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.

Our pet pharmacy in La Pine is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.

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Our Diagnostic Services 

With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, our vets are proud to offer heartworm testing, Lyme testing, parvo testing, FIV/FeLV testing, as well as urinalysis via cysto. 

Other diagnostic technology and tests available at our in-house lab include:

  • 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 bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors. 

  • Bloodwork

    At our vet lab in La Pine, we can run several common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose illness.

    We conduct comprehensive blood chemistry panels on our patients to help assess their general health and well-being in addition to diagnosing pressing health issues.

    Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, thyroid testing, ACTH levels, glucose screening and blood serum profile. 

  • Urinalysis

    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 by cysto (Cystocentesis) is a process where a sterile needle and syringe are used to collect urine from your pet's bladder. The needle is passed through the abdominal wall into a full bladder and urine is withdrawn directly into the sterile syringe.

    This method of urinalysis helps to ensure that the urine sample is not contaminated by miscellaneous debris from the lower urinary passage. We use ultrasound imaging to assist in this procedure to ensure its success and accuracy.

    This test is ideal for assessing the health of your pet's bladder and kidneys and for detecting an existing bacterial infection. 

  • Fecal Exams

    A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in La Pine.

    The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms. 

    Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted 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.  

New Patients Welcome

We are accepting new patients to our La Pine vet clinic. Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of all pets in Central Oregon. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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