In-House Veterinary Lab
At Voorhees Veterinary Center, our in-house lab is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and technology that allows our skilled team to pinpoint the precise cause of your pet's symptoms, and provide you with targeted treatment options.
We offer a variety of services, from digital radiography to ultrasound, ECG/EKG, chemistry analysis, cytologies, complete blood counts, and PT/PTT testing. We can also detect parasites like heartworm and ticks, as well as conditions such as FeLV.
Radiographic imaging, also called digital X-rays, allows our team to create highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures and dental health.
Our radiology services allow us to produce images instantly, providing us with essential insights into health issues that may exist beyond what we can see during a standard examination.
Our advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities mean that we can perform essential testing right here on-site. This alleviates the stress of having to attend appointments elsewhere, preventing delays in treatment that may occur when outside testing is necessary. Our goal is to provide you with a fast and accurate diagnosis of your pet's health issue so that we can quickly set them on the road to recovery.
Veterinary Cardiological Services Brought To You
We are proud to have a traveling cardiologist working for our office every other week to make in-office calls for pets that are showing signs of a heart condition.
If your pet has a heart condition, it is important to seek treatment as quickly as possible. Contact us today to book your appointment with our traveling cardiologist.
Our Diagnostic Services
A range of advanced diagnostic testing is available at our in-house lab. These tests can provide our vets with the detailed information they need to diagnosis your pet's medical issues and treat them as quickly as possible.
Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using a radiograph (digital X-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible to our team when performing a standard examination.
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 bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog is suffering tooth decay or 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 team of veterinary professionals to examine 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. Your Voorhees vet and support team will be able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your veterinarian to see results immediately, and view them on a computer screen for detailed analysis.
The use of ultrasound imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create detailed images of your pet's internal structures in real time.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
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.
At our veterinary diagnostics lab in Voorhees, we are able to perform a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet and diagnose the cause of their symptoms.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we perform include:
PT / PTT: Prothrombin Time (PT) and Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) are two laboratory tests that are used commonly to evaluate blood clotting disorders.
Chemistry: The tests can give providers information about your organs, such as the heart, kidneys, and liver. The BMP includes blood glucose, calcium, and electrolyte tests, as well as blood tests that measure kidney function.
In-house Complete Blood Count: The complete blood count (CBC) is a routine blood test that is used in all stages of health and illness. It is a simple test that gives information about the different cell types in the blood and can indicate the presence of many forms of disease.
FeLV Testing: This blood test can detect the presence of FeLV antigens, which are viral molecules that stimulate an immune response. A positive result is considered a screening test or a preliminary positive, and additional testing is required to confirm the diagnosis.
FIV Testing: This blood test can detect the presence of FIV antibodies produced by the cat's immune system in response to the virus. A positive result is also considered a preliminary positive, and confirmatory testing is also required.
Heartworm and Tick Disease Testing: Heartworm and tick disease screening is done yearly by taking a small blood sample from your dog. This screening test looks for Heartworm disease, Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your veterinary team with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
This vital test 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.
Urine testing is a valuable diagnostic tool for both healthy and sick animals and should be included as part of your pet's routine checkup each year.
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's stool, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Voorhees.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examinations are a valuable test that should be part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
ECG / EKG
If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your pet may have a heart disorder, they will likely take an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).
This procedure is used to assess the condition of the heart and can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.