Veterinary Services

Pet Diagnostics

The Animal Hospital of Dublin offers in-house laboratory and radiology services to the pets of Dublin and beyond.

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Pet Diagnostics in Dublin

Here at The Animal Hospital of Dublin, we provide our clients with the best medical care for their pets and have some of the latest technology for veterinary diagnostics. To find the cause of your pet’s illness, diagnosis testing is often required.

We understand how anxious pet owners can become when waiting for the results behind their beloved pets’ problems. We can offer faster and more accurate results. We have on-site radiology and an in-house medical laboratory that can help you get the results you need without further delay.

Offering these services on-site leads to a much faster diagnosis, so your pet can be given the proper treatment. We want the pets we treat, and their owners to be happy and know they are in hands they can trust. Our vets will discuss all treatment options that are available for your pet, as well as any fees involved.

Veterinary Radiology

The most common and useful tools for veterinary diagnostics are X-rays. For our vets to give the correct treatment to an animal, they need an accurate diagnosis. Radiographs have the ability to show the pet’s bones and organs by penetrating the tissue using electromagnetic radiation. X-rays can be used to show fractured bones, heart problems, objects that have been swallowed, and many other things.

Veterinary In-House Laboratory
Our on-site lab means we can perform tests on blood, urine, and fecal samples ourselves. The results we receive from these tests are just as important for diagnosis as an ultrasound or X-ray images. These results are helpful for assessing your pet’s health and also detecting any diseases or other conditions, such as canine influenza.

Urinalysis – When your pet’s urine is tested in our laboratory, it can help us to detect any abnormal presence in the urine – such as sugar, protein, blood, or white blood cells. The concentration or dilution of your pet’s urine can also help us to determine an illness. Diabetes, kidney problems, urinary tract infection, dehydration, and other medical conditions can all be diagnosed through urinalysis.

Comprehensive Bloodwork – In cases of illness or prior to surgery our doctors may recommend performing bloodwork to better evaluate your pet’s organ function. Most commonly run is a CBC and a Biochemistry. Biochemistry will provide values that are reflective of many systems, including kidney and liver function, blood glucose, and electrolytes. CBC will provide values that evaluate for signs of anemia or inflammation.

In certain cases, more specific tests may be run such as thyroid levels, ACTH stimulation, or a GI panel. Numerous options are available to aid in the diagnosis and management of disease and your doctor will describe in detail what each test provides and what the results indicate.