Veterinary Services

Dual Pet Diagnostics

At Pioneer Animal Hospital, we’re dedicated to revealing the full picture of your furry friend’s well-being. Because the more we know, the better we can care.

Pet diagnostics can improve and save lives.

Pet Radiography (X-Rays)

A radiograph (sometimes called an X-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.

Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.

Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions — such as kidney, heart, or liver disease — can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.

Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiography service is staffed by caring, skilled veterinary professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.

dog radiographs being explained
laboratory equipment

In-House Pet Laboratory

Although many important diagnostic tests can only be performed by outside laboratories, other tests can be performed in-house. Having access to accurate in-house diagnostic test results can help our veterinary care team serve your pets’ needs by expanding the testing options available to all our patients. Learn more here.