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Veterinary Technology

The veterinarians and specialists at Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center use the diagnostic tests and tools housed in our diagnostic lab to support our high quality of care with accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plans tailored to your pets' needs. 

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Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

We use technologies such as electromagnetic radiation for our diagnostic imaging procedures. These allow us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures for our assessment. 

At our Phoenix veterinary center, we use our advanced diagnostic tools to help us address your pet's health issues. We are proud to offer a wide variety of services to this end, from digital radiology and ultrasonography to CT scans and endoscopies. 

With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.

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In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Phoenix

We are able to perform tests and produce results quickly and accurately using our in-house diagnostic lab. In turn, this allows us to diagnose your pet's condition and start treatment as soon as possible.

Our pet pharmacy in Phoenix is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.

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Our Diagnostic Services 

With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to obtain an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.

  • Radiography (Digital X-Rays)

    Using a radiograph—also called a digital x-ray—we are able to examine the internal systems and structures of your pet for diagnostic information that would otherwise be invisible from the outside.

    Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure. 

    Radiographs can be used to evaluate your pet's organs and bones, as well as to diagnose conditions including chronic arthritis, broken bones, bladder stones, tumors and spinal cord diseases.

  • Ultrasonography (Ultrasound Imaging)

    The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.

    When using ultrasound imaging, we expose part of your pet's body to high-frequency sound waves in order to produce images of their internal systems. 

    Since we are able to capture images of the inside of your pet's body in real time, we are able to use ultrasonography to view the movement and function of your pet's internal organs as well as the blood flowing through their vessels.

    Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner. 

  • Endoscopy

    Endoscopes are comprised of a very small camera with a light that is attached to the end of a flexible tube. 

    When performing an endoscopy, a long and thin tub with this camera on the end is inserted into your pet's body in order to observe an internal organ or a collection of tissues in detail.

    Minimally invasive endoscopes can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.

  • Bloodwork

    We are able to run a number of both common and specialized blood tests using our in-house lab facilities in order to determine the health of your pet and to diagnose their condition.

    Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile. 

  • Urinalysis

    Urinalysis is a critical diagnostic test that can provide our veterinarians with essential insights into your pet's health through analysis of the physical and chemical properties of their urine. 

    Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

    This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health. 

  • CT Scans

    Computed tomography scans—or CT scans—combine the imaging capabilities of x-rays with computer technologies in order to help our vets identify a number of different diseases and disorders that may be affecting your pet's body. They have become a critical tool in conducting diagnostic imaging in our Phoenix veterinary center and in veterinary medicine more broadly.

  • Digital Dental X-Rays

    If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.

    Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our vets to examine the roots, bones and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.

    With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.

    This technology allows your Phoenix vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.

New Patients Welcome

At Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, we are accepting new patients and referrals for our emergency and specialty services. Our team of experienced veterinary specialists are passionate about the health and well-being of pets in the Phoenix area. Contact us today to inquire about appointments or find out about the referral process.

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