Vet Diagnostic Lab
Our vets are qualified to use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This lets our veterinary team capture in-depth images of your animal companion's internal structures.
At Mono Way Veterinary Hospital, we are equipped with advanced tools that help us accurately diagnose medical conditions in pets. We have a variety of diagnostic services available, including digital radiology, ultrasounds, and blood tests.
With our diagnostic imaging technology, we are able to acquire accurate diagnostic information about your animal's condition and offer you immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Sonora
We are able to conduct diagnostic tests and get speedy results with our in-house veterinary laboratory, so we can accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues and provide you with a treatment plan as fast as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Sonora contains a wide selection of animal medications and prescription diets, giving us easy access to the medications your companion might require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
We are proud of our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, which allows us to offer you advanced diagnostic testing and an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical condition.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), our vets are able to examine your pet's internal systems to find vital information that might not be visible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless, and non-invasive. It only uses extremely low amounts of radiation. Since the level of radiation exposure needed to conduct radiography is very low, pregnant females and very young pets are able to undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, bladder stones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases, and a handful of tumors.
Diagnostic imaging helps our veterinarians obtain highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
When we conduct ultrasound imaging, we expose a part of your pet's body to high-frequency sound waves to see images of the body's insides.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can 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 to our vets in our in-house lab means that your animal companion's condition can be quickly diagnosed and treatment can begin sooner.
This handheld device takes easy and accurate IOP readings of a pet's eye, without leaving room for human error. The Tonopen can be used to test for and monitor patients with glaucoma.
At our veterinary lab in Sonora, we can run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine your pet's health and to diagnose their illness.
A few of the veterinary blood tests we perform most often include 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 us a key insight into the chemical and physical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is most often used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, and it can also help us detect problems in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both sick and healthy pets and should be included in every evaluation of your four-legged friend's overall health.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Sonora.
The main goal of a fecal exam is to find and treat any GI infections that might be impacting your pet's overall health and possibly the health of everyone in your home. Fecals let your veterinarian determine if your pet has any intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites have the ability to make pets feel irritable, uncomfortable, and can even lead to more serious conditions. Some could even be transmitted to humans.
Because these parasites reside 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 examines should be included in every routine wellness exam your pet has.
- ECG / EKG
If your veterinarian conducts a physical examination and believes your pet might have a heart disorder, we usually perform chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).
This procedure can be done quickly and easily. It shows data that could be integral to the diagnosis of your pet. Sometimes, a cardiac ultrasound might be required to find disorders in the chambers of the heart.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your dog or cat is suffering from periodontal disease, a lot of the damage would be occurring below the gum line where it can't be seen easily. Digital dental X-Rays can help our veterinarians evaluate your pet's oral health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They let our vets examine the bones, roots, and internal anatomy of your dog or cat's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is a lot lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We can see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully examine every tooth.
This technology allows your Sonora vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.