Our veterinarians in Richmond use advanced diagnostic tools and tests in our in-house vet lab to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and customize treatment plans to your pet's unique needs.
Vet Lab & Diagnostics
At Broad Street Veterinary Hospital, we use advanced tools to help us accurately and rapidly diagnose your pet's medical issues.
We offer a wide variety of services to all of our patients, from digital X-rays to ultrasound, surgical lasers, and ECG.
Our imaging technology allows us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures. This means we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Vet Lab & Pharmacy
We perform a number of different tests quickly and precisely in our state-of-the-art in-house laboratory, allowing us to diagnose and treat your pet's symptoms as soon as possible.
We support our diagnostic services and veterinary care with our fully-stocked veterinary pharmacy. We have a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house laboratory, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostics to allow our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless, and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
We use an ECG device to conduct electrocardiogram (ECG) tests. These tests measure the electrical activity of your pet's heart to track its physical activity.
Using this technology, we can detect heart disease and abnormal heart rhythms. Not only that, but our advanced equipment allows for a more comfortable experience for your pet.
- Surgical Lasers
We use surgical lasers for many of our surgical operations.
These lasers are a minimally invasive alternative to scalpels and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, from cysts and tumors to warts.
Surgical lasers result in less bleeding, swelling, and risk of infection than conventional surgical tools.
- Laser Therapy
Veterinary laser therapy is the practice of using low-intensity lasers to treat inflammation, alleviate pain, and encourage healing and cell growth. The lasers accomplish this by causing photobiomodulation in cells exposed to their light.
We offer therapeutic laser treatments in our animal hospital as a non-invasive therapeutic option for any of our patients who require it. Treatments usually last between 20 and 30 minutes depending on the illness or injury.