Southcentral Veterinary Services employs in-house diagnostics here in Bowling Green to ensure that your dogs and cats receive complete care and treatment to keep them healthy. Standard physical examinations provide us with useful, but limited, information about your pet’s condition. With in-house laboratory testing and digital radiography at our disposal, we’re better equipped to diagnose underlying issues accurately and in a more reasonable amount of time.
If your pet is due for their yearly testing or has a potential illness that needs investigating...
In-House Laboratory Testing Available
Having an in-house lab gives our veterinary team the ability to provide convenient and efficient testing for dogs and cats with urgent medical concerns. Since our tests have a quick turnaround time, we can help pets that are ill or suffering from some other type of ailment get the treatment they need, when they need it.
Some of our available tests include:
- CBC (complete blood count)
- Comprehensive blood panels
- Thyroid (T4) testing
- Blood glucose
- Liver and kidney evaluation
- Fecal exams
- Urinalysis (UA)
- Heartworm testing
- Tick-borne disease testing
- ...and more
Non-Urgent Lab Testing
For non-urgent, standard testing, we can also send blood, urine, and fecal samples to external laboratories for analysis. This can help reduce costs for pet parents, and allows our team to perform other essential services for your pet while we await the results and detailed reports provided by the external lab.
Digital Radiography (X-ray)
Southcentral Veterinary Services uses the latest and most reliable digital X-ray technology for dogs and cats, in addition to portable X-ray equipment for horses and other large animals.
We recommend X-rays for detecting/diagnosing:
- Hip/elbow dysplasia
- Bone fractures
- Joint injuries
- Foreign bodies
- Lung and heart issues
- ...and other abnormal conditions
The Benefits of Digital X-ray
Digital X-ray is far superior to traditional film X-ray on multiple fronts:
- Produces sharper, higher-quality and higher-contrast images for enhanced viewing and easier interpreting
- Less need for repositioning pets and retaking X-rays, making for a shorter and less-stressful experience for dogs and cats
- We can save X-rays on a hard drive and email them in minutes to other veterinarians and/or specialists when needed
- Our digital X-ray equipment uses significantly less radiation than film X-ray equipment, making it safer for our patients and staff