Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiations among other diagnostic technologies for our imaging procedures. They allow us to create highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
At Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and cold lasers.
Using our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we are able to efficiently produce diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide an array of treatment options as quickly as possible.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Los Angeles
We are able to perform tests and get results quickly using our in-house veterinary laboratory so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start our course of treatment.
Our pet pharmacy in Los Angeles 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.
Our Diagnostic Services
Using our in-house veterinary diagnostic lab, we are proud to be able to offer our patients advanced diagnosing testing and tools to provide an accurate and rapid assessment of your pet's medical issues.
- 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 from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. Since it only uses very small amounts of radiation in order to construct its diagnostic image, radiography is even safe for very young pets or pregnant females.
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.
At our vet lab in Los Angeles, we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
We are capable of doing a wide range of blood work, cell counts or organ function tests.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Since we are able to capture ultrasound images in real-time, we are able to see the movements and structures of your pet's internal organs in addition to the blood flowing through their blood vessels.
This valuable technology being available to our veterinary team in our in-house lab means that your cat or dog's condition can be diagnosed quickly and their treatment will be able to begin as soon as possible.
- ECG / EKG
If our vet performs a physical exam of your pet and suspects that they may have a heart disorder, we wo;; generally take a chest X-Ray followed by an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG).
This procedure 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.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your dog or cat is suffering from oral health issues like tooth decay or gum disease , much of the damage may be occurring below their gum line where we aren't able to see it easily. 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 quite a bit lower than with more traditional X-Ray technology. And using this imaging tool, we are able to see below the surface of your pet's gums to assess the health of their teeth more comprehensively.
This technology allows your Los Angeles vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.