Pet Diagnosticsin Kingston, NY

Early detection is critical when it comes to treating your pet, and Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley offers complete in-house diagnostics, including advanced equipment and an on-site laboratory.
a dog being checked by a doctor
A dog being checked by a doctor

Pet Diagnostics

Instead of shipping samples to an outside lab, Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley can conduct multiple blood screens, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, urinalysis, and other types of testing on-site.

Testing provided in the hospital includes:

  • Liver enzyme screening
  • Pancreatic evaluation
  • Renal (Kidney) profiles
  • Complete blood counts
  • General chemistries
  • Blood gases
  • FelV, FIV in cats
  • Parvovirus in dogs
Although we provide a wide range of on-site tests, it is possible that your pet needs laboratory work that is outside the purview of our services. Sometimes, we are pleased to submit bloodwork or other tests to a third-party lab, which will then send us the results.

Digital Radiology (X-Rays)

Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley uses modern imaging equipment run by veterinary radiologists to ensure that our pets receive the best possible care.

Electromagnetic radiation aimed at the body is used in radiographs, often known as x-rays, to highlight items inside. They can spot irregularities such as oral disease, soft tissue injury, foreign substances, and skeletal fractures.

Orthopedic radiographs and contrast investigations require the patient to be perfectly still to be appropriately performed, which is why anesthesia is usually required. Anesthesia might be needed for some specific treatments. Sedation or anesthesia often lasts a short time, and patient recovery is quick. The anesthesiologist is in charge of all operations.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound, a potent diagnostic tool, creates an image of an animal’s body in real time. This composite provides crucial details regarding internal processes, such as the skeletal, gastric, and circulatory systems.

Ultrasounds can aid in the diagnosis of sickness, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue injury, and other internal ailments when used in conjunction with other diagnostic techniques like x-rays.

An ultrasound works by sending out high-frequency sound waves that bounce off the inside organs of your pet. The abdominal organs such as the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder are most frequently examined using this technique, which involves pressing a small probe against the skin and collecting the returning signals to produce an image of the inside body. An echocardiography, also known as an ultrasound of the heart, gives exact details on the heart’s valves, blood flow, chamber size, and contractions.

Ultrasounds are painless and non-invasive, but they frequently need some anesthesia because the patient must be completely still. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley uses advanced imaging equipment run by veterinary radiologists to ensure that our pets receive the best possible care.