Veterinary Laboratory & Diagnostics in Charlotte
Comprehensive Diagnostic Services
At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, our in-house diagnostic testing and tools allow our veterinarians and board-certified specialists to accurately diagnosis medical conditions and develop treatment plans to accommodate your pet's needs.
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
Diagnostic imaging uses electromagnetic radiation, as well as other technologies, to generate extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, our team will provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's symptoms, assisted by the most advanced tools available.
We can provide more immediate treatment options with our diagnostic imaging capabilities, which also allow us to more efficiently share information with your primary care veterinarian. We also accept referrals for outpatient ultrasounds.
In-House Lab & Pharmacy
With our in-house laboratory, we can perform tests and get you results quickly, allowing us to diagnose your pet's medical issues and start treatment planning. Our pharmacy features a wide range of medications and prescription diet foods, so we have immediate access to what your pet may need while in our care.
At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostics, including a CT scanner, ultrasound and digital x-rays.
Our veterinarians and specialists will use these tools to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
An advanced yet non-invasive diagnostic machine, a CT scanner allows our specialists to produce very detailed cross-sectional images for the examination of your pet's internal anatomy.
CT scans are used during the planning of surgery and disease diagnosis, as well as early-stage cancer detection and treatment.
Ultrasound imaging produces picture of the inside of the body by exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves.
Ultrasound images are captured in real-time, so they can show blood as it flows through the blood vessels, as well as the structure of the body's internal organs and their movement.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
Also known as a digital x-ray, a radiograph looks inside your pet's body and uncovers information that might not be evident from the outside.
This procedure is completely safe, non-invasive and painless. Radiography requires such low levels of radiation exposure that even pregnant females and very young pets can get a radiograph.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs and diagnose conditions including bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
An endoscope is a flexible tube with an extremely small camera and light attached to the end.
An endoscopy inserts this tube directly into the body to take a closer, more detailed look at internal organs or tissue.
Endoscopes can be inserted with minimal invasiveness into openings of the body like the mouth or anus.