Pet X-rays and Diagnostics
Veterinary diagnostics technology has advanced significantly over the last few decades, allowing us to perform many insightful tests in our Germantown practice.
Cat and Dog X-rays and Diagnostics
in Germantown, MD
Little Seneca Animal Hospital features a full in-house laboratory, digital X-rays, and ultrasound. Each facet is useful in discovering different conditions and illnesses, so we use all three to get a complete, comprehensive view of your pet. Call (301) 540-8670 to learn more!
Laboratory Testing for a
Our complete in-house lab can run almost any test we need. It is beneficial for the pre-anesthetic blood tests we run just before surgery to ensure your pet is in top condition. We also use our lab to run routine blood screenings and parasite testing, among other things.
Some of the tests we run include:
Blood Chemistry Panel
Cytology (examination of skin cells)
Fecal Tests (for parasites)
Complete Blood Count (CBCs)
Feline Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Tests
While we have all these capabilities in-house, sometimes we need to send samples to our outside lab. However, test results are not overly delayed—we generally have answers within 24 hours.
Digital X-Rays Reduce Radiation and Streamline Diagnosis
X-rays are a valuable pet diagnostics tool that allows us to evaluate the skeletal structure, joints, organs, and the abdominal cavity with clear, precise imaging. We use the latest digital X-ray technology that offers faster imaging results and a more detailed picture and makes sharing your pet’s X-rays extremely easy.
Cat and dog X-rays help us diagnose many different conditions including:
Bone Fractures and Breaks
Kidney, Heart or Liver Disease
Arthritis, and more!
Pet Ultrasound with a Board-Certified Radiologist
At Little Seneca Animal Hospital, we work with a board-certified radiologist who visits our practice with an ultrasound machine to perform expert ultrasounds when needed. Ultrasound uses sound waves that bounce off internal structures to create an image of your pet’s organs, bones, and joints. Rather than a still image like X-rays, ultrasound allows us to see live images of your pet’s internal workings. Our radiologist can observe joints in motion, lungs expanding, and organs functioning in real time and assess them for any abnormalities.