Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Our vets use electromagnetic radiation in combination with other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This lets our veterinary team obtain extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists, we use advanced tools to help us accurately diagnose your cat or dog's medical issues. We can provide you with a range of veterinary services such as digital radiology and ultrasounds.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we are able to acquire accurate diagnostic information about your furry companion's condition and provide you with immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Pet Pharmacy in Upland
Our in-house lab is equipped with advanced diagnostic technology that allows our vets to obtain results quickly so that we can provide you with a diagnosis of your pet's condition and start treatment right away.
Our veterinary pharmacy in Upland has a range of prescription medications and diets, giving us quick and easy access to the medications your pet might require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we can offer you and your pet advanced diagnostic testing and accurate diagnosis for your pet's medical condition.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
With a radiograph (digital x-ray), we are able to examine your pet's internal systems to find information that might be invisible on the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless, non-invasive, and only uses very low doses of radiation. Since the level of radiation exposure used to perform radiography is so low, pregnant females and very young pets can even undergo this procedure.
We can use radiographs to evaluate bones and organs and diagnose conditions such as broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and several tumors.
The use of diagnostic imaging lets our veterinary team obtain detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
In ultrasound imaging, we expose part of your cat or dog's body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of inside their body.
Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, we are able to see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Having this valuable technology available on-site at our in-house lab means that your cat or dog's condition can be diagnosed quickly and their treatment can begin sooner.
An endoscope is comprised of a very small camera with a light attached at the end of a flexible tube.
When our vets perform endoscopies, they insert a long, thin tube directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.
Minimally invasive endoscopes can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.
At our vet lab in Upland, we are able to facilitate various common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your cat or dog and to diagnose illnesses.
A few of the most common animal blood tests we perform are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is an essential diagnostic test that gives your vet essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is typically used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, however, it can also be helpful in finding issues with other organ systems and is important when diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This valuable diagnostic test is used for both healthy and sick pets and should be included in any comprehensive examination of your cat or dog's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your cat or dog's feces.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to find and treat any GI infections that could be affecting the health of your pet or even the health of your family. Fecals let your vet determine whether your pet has intestinal parasites such as hookworms or roundworms.
Parasites can make cats and dogs uncomfortable or/and irritable. They can even lead to more serious conditions, some of which can even be transmitted to humans.
Because these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden out of sight. The only way to find them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal exams should be an essential part of your pet's every routine wellness exam.