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Veterinary Diagnostics in Indianapolis, IN

Evaluating and understanding your pet’s health below the surface is a crucial aspect of their care. With veterinary diagnostics, we can obtain critical information about your pet’s condition and catch early warning signs of potential illness. We recommend annual lab work for dogs and cats alike and can also provide digital radiographs (X-rays) and ultrasound imaging when required to provide more comprehensive care.

At Broad Ripple Animal Clinic, we believe your pet deserves the best treatment we can offer. With our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, we can do more to nurture your pet’s health and increase their quality of life.

Annual blood work and fecal testing every 6 months can help us keep an eye on your pet’s health and check for signs of disease. Schedule a checkup with us today!

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Why Lab Work is Important

Yearly testing for heartworm disease (dogs) and evaluating your pet’s blood cell count and major organ function is essential to helping them maintain good health. This allows your veterinarian to find any new changes early and treat them before a larger problem arises. Testing for intestinal parasites is needed every 6 months, especially for those pets who are boarded, groomed, or taken to the dog park.

Broad Ripple Animal Clinic sends a majority of lab tests to an outside laboratory for wellness visits. This allows us to receive more information with each sample compared to our in-clinic analyzers. For urgent needs or pets who are sick, we can also run full lab work and urinalysis in-house to get answers quickly and assist in directing your pet's treatment plan.

The Benefits of Digital Radiography

Digital radiography can help us examine your pet for issues such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Heart/lung disease
  • Foreign bodies
  • Some tumors
  • Bladder stones

Our digital radiography equipment can produce high-quality X-ray images efficiently, and can allow for more accurate diagnosing. Digital radiography can play a part in the routine care of senior dogs and cats, who can be prone to chronic diseases. X-rays can help us diagnose and monitor these conditions more closely.

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Providing Soft-Tissue Imaging with Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging provides us with a better visual of the abdominal and thoracic structures, helps in evaluating the heart, and can also be used to confirm pregnancy. We offer both abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds to help diagnose as well as monitor chronic conditions. We work with a board-certified radiologist who reviews every X-ray and ultrasound, just as they do in human medicine.