Pet Diagnostics and Testing
Your pet’s health is our team’s top priority, so we take great care in diagnostics, testing, and prevention.
Diagnostics and Testing
at Mermaid Vet Hospital
Our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure your pet’s condition is accurately and confidently measured.
SDMA (early kidney disease detection)
In-House and Laboratory Diagnostic Testing
CBC and Chemistry
“Fast Scan” Ultrasonography
Echocardiogram / Abdominal Ultrasound
Abdominal Ultrasound: ultrasonography uses high frequency sound waves to create a “picture” of an internal structure. The waves are emitted by a probe that the doctor holds in their hand and scans over the area of interest. Most of the time animals will allow us to complete their ultrasound without any sedation which is great! If your pet is a bit more anxious (like mine are), we may recommend using a dose of sedation to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety. The ultrasound itself is a relatively painless procedure but some pets may be painful in their belly or other areas from their illness. In these cases, we may recommend giving a dose of pain medication and/or sedation to make sure they are comfortable during their scan.
We have mobile ultrasonographers come into the clinic and perform this.
- Head trauma
- Lung diseases
- Middle and inner ear disorders
- Orthopedic conditions, such as joint degeneration
- Brain or spinal conditions
- Dental disease, such as abscess
We have a mobile CT veterinary unit come to the clinic and perform in their mobile vet van.