Veterinary Diagnostic Testing

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veterinary diagnosticsWestlake Animal Hospital in Austin, Texas provides comprehensive veterinary care for your pet. We have designed the animal clinic to provide wellness care and to assist your pet in the event of illness or trauma. Our advanced medical setting includes diagnostic and surgical care to rapidly diagnose and treat your pet.

Austin Veterinary Diagnostic Equipment

We strive to identify the underlying cause of your pet’s illness, and our veterinary clinic has the latest in diagnostic equipment, such as:

  • Digital pet X-ray—Quickly and safely provides clear, two-dimensional, stationary images of your pet’s bones, joints, and organs
  • Pet ultrasound—A non-invasive, real-time, moving picture of your pet’s abdomen, chest, and/or heart
  • Electrocardiograms (ECG)—A non-invasive monitoring of your pet’s heart rhythm and function
  • Fluoroscopy—a real-time, moving X-ray image used for diagnosing internal structures. We commonly use Fluoroscopy to identify collapsing airways and to assist in minimally invasive orthopedic procedures.
  • Tonometry—Used to gauge eye pressure, which can be used to identify glaucoma
  • Blood Pressure—used to identify circulatory deficits or hypertension. Also used for monitoring while under anesthesia.

Onsite Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory Austin

Diagnostic laboratory testing is a valuable tool for understanding your pet’s wellness. Our onsite veterinary diagnostic lab allows our veterinary team to quickly and accurately identify health concerns in your pet. We recommend laboratory testing during a wellness visit to provide baseline information, which is useful if your pet becomes ill. Early detection and treatment of health problems is the best way to keep your pet’s condition from developing into a large concern that may be difficult and costly to treat. Common laboratory tests we perform include:

  • Blood chemistry panel—Used to evaluate organ function, electrolyte status, hormone levels, and more
  • Complete blood count—Gives us information on hydration status, anemia, infection, clotting ability, and the ability of the immune system to respond to disease
  • Fecal examination—Check for harmful internal parasites
  • Heartworm test—A blood test that checks for deadly heartworm parasites and tests for tick borne diseases
  • Urinalysis—Checks the condition of the urinary and genital tracts and screens for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and Cushing’s disease
  • Coagulation Profile—a procedure to test your pet's ability to clot blood
  • Cytology—used to identify ear infections, skin infections, and lumps identified in a physical examination

We are accepting new clients; please contact us to schedule an appointment. We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your pet’s health or our diagnostic, surgical, or onsite laboratory services.

  • AAHA Accredited
  • Petly
  • AAFP
  • Cat Friendly Practice
What Our Clients Are Saying...

You’re the best! Why would I go anywhere else?! — Susan P.

Kind, courteous staff and vets who really care about your pet’s health and well being. — Shannon J.

Exceptional veterinarians, receptionists, and technicians. — Jack M.

I have depended on Westlake Animal Hospital to care for my pets for many years. Everything you have done for them has been a tremendous help in keeping them healthy and taking care of them when they have been sick. — Edie M.

The staff is amazing! My dog fell ill one hour before closing on the day before a holiday. They went above and beyond to stay late to see my dog. I cannot thank them enough for the care and piece of mind. — Julie S.

Dr. Marchman always treats me as if my dog is his ONLY patient, and I appreciate that. He listens to my concerns. Thank you. — Dana K.

As always, we appreciate the immediate response to our concerns. The available vet was kind, clear, and patient. — Steve M.

Always a pleasure. Max seemed to hate the vet before I started coming to Westlake Animal Hospital. Your staff is kind and courteous, and above all, great with Max! — Anonymous