North Spring


Diagnostic Imaging and In-House Laboratory

Diagnostic testing is the foundation of practicing medicine. Through diagnostic imaging, labwork evaluation, and tissue sampling, our veterinarians are able to accurately diagnose, treat, and monitor your pet’s illness.

During your appointment, the Diagnostic team will start by obtaining a complete medical history and performing a thorough physical examination on your pet. This will allow for comprehensive diagnostic test recommendations and personalized treatment plans to help your pet feel their best.

The Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory teams at North Springs Veterinary Referral Center are working hard behind the scenes every day to assist the veterinarians in performing and interpreting important diagnostic tests.

Diagnostic Services

Giardia, parvovirus, tick borne disease, heartworm disease, FeLV/FIV, NT-pro BNP, blood glucose, lactate, and many more rapid SNAP tests

The hospital is equipped with state of the art digital radiography and ultrasonography machines. A board-certified Radiologist is available for outpatient ultrasound appointments and evaluation of hospitalized patients. Image interpretation performed by an in-house board-certified Radiologist or after hours tele-radiology. Endoscopy/Bronchoscopy are procedures performed with a specialized camera designed to enter your pets body through natural openings. This will allow visualization and sampling of tissue, as well as foreign material retrieval from the upper gastrointestinal tract. Emergency focused and point of care ultrasounds for rapid disease diagnosis.

This is a handheld, bedside blood analysis machine that accurately evaluates chemistry, hematology, acid-base, blood gas, and electrolytes in less than one minute

Veterinary specific diagnostic labs and teaching hospitals will be utilized for specialized testing that is not available on standard analysis machines in-house.

Top of the line analysis systems that perform common blood testing such as complete blood counts and chemistry panels, as well as urinalysis, fecal testing, blood smears, fluid analysis, cytologic/aspiration evaluation, and advanced blood testing.

A CT scan is used when more advanced imaging is required to diagnose and/or treat your pets illness. It uses x-rays beams in multiple planes to create a detailed image of your pets body. This requires heavy sedation or general anesthesia.

Fluoroscopy uses x-ray technology to capture moving tissues in the body in real time. This technology can be used for the diagnosis of certain disease states as well as in surgery to aid in treating a variety of orthopedic, soft tissue, and cardiac diseases.

This is the use of a specialized camera inserted into the urinary system to identify and treat complex urinary tract diseases.

Reliable Communication

You will have access to the Specialty teams during normal business hours for follow-up questions or concerns via phone, e- mail, or in person appointments.

The Specialty teams will have direct communication with your primary care veterinarian to maintain a collaborative approach to your pets’ medical care. If you or your primary care veterinarian have any questions regarding any diagnostics or procedures, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Our Emergency team is available 24-7 for urgent attention that cannot wait.

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