Diagnostic Care at Goldsboro Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary X-Rays

goldsboro nc veterinarianOver the past few years veterinary X-rays have become far more powerful and useful than ever before, principally because they can now be taken digitally and displayed on a computer. This means that your veterinarian can quickly take a highly detailed image and then manipulate it to gain a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs. The result is that diagnosing a very wide range of medical conditions is made faster and far more accurate than ever before.

Because Goldsboro Veterinary Hospital believes that pet owners throughout Wayne County, North Carolina, deserve the best possible care, we installed a Sedecal VetRay digital radiograph machine in June of 2011. For complex cases, we are able to easily share these images with a board certified radiologist.

The Advantages of Digital Veterinary X-Rays

  • Digital X-rays can be saved to a disk and given to you as part of your pet's home medical record.
  • Images can be quickly shared via email to specialists when a second opinion or additional diagnosis is needed.
  • Your pet's time on the X-ray table is reduced because fewer images need to be taken.
  • Digital X-rays eliminate the need to use toxic chemicals in the film development process, decreasing the risk of exposure to our staff and the environment.

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Our Full Veterinary Lab

vet in goldsboro ncOne of the most important aspects of any preventative medicine regimen is the ability to analyze how well your pet's internal organs and processes are functioning. For example, are the kidneys and liver doing their jobs to remove waste from the blood stream? Does your pet have internal parasites? Is a growth on your pet's skin benign?

Laboratory testing allows your veterinarian to gain a view inside your pet's body in order to assess overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. This is why Goldsboro Veterinary Hospital maintains an in-house laboratory by IDEXX, the leading manufacturer of veterinary lab equipment, and regularly tests your pet during wellness exams or when we suspect your pet may have a health issue. Our laboratory allows us to perform urinalysis, parasite identification, fungal cultures, blood chemistry testing, and more. In some cases, we can receive results within minutes.

We will also perform lab testing prior to procedures that require anesthesia so that we can be sure your pet will not have an adverse reaction.

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