At Northwest Austin Veterinary Center, our vets are trained to utilize the state-of-the-art diagnostic tests and tools that are available to us at our in-house vet lab. This allows us to accurately diagnose your cat or dog's medical issues and to provide you with effective treatment options.

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Austin Diagnostic Vet Lab

We use a variety of technology for diagnostic imaging. This helps us acquire in-depth images of your animal's internal structures. 

At Northwest Austin Veterinary Center, we have a veterinary diagnostic laboratory that contains advanced tools that allow us to accurately diagnose your cat or dog's medical conditions. We have a range of services available including digital radiology. 

With our diagnostic imaging abilities, we are able to obtain accurate diagnostic information regarding your pet's medical condition and provide you with options for their treatment immediately.

Our laboratory technician petting a cat at our diagnostic lab in Austin

In-House Vet Lab & Pet Pharmacy in Austin

At our in-house laboratory, our vets can conduct diagnostic tests and get quick results so we can provide you with an accurate diagnosis for your pet's symptoms and start treatment as swiftly as possible.

Our veterinary pharmacy in Austin has a range of prescription medications and diets available, so we have easy access to any medications your cat or dog might need while in the care of our vets.

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Our Veterinary Diagnostic Services 

Our in-house diagnostics lab provides our veterinary team with the advanced diagnostic testing they need to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions.

  • Radiography (Digital X-Rays)

    With a radiograph (digital X-ray), we are able to examine the internal systems of cats and dogs to find information that might be invisible from the outside. 

    Radiography is painless, non-invasive, and safe. It only uses very minimal doses of radiation. Since the level of radiation exposure needed to use radiography is very low, even young pets and pregnant females can have this procedure done. 

    We can use radiographs to evaluate organs and bones and to diagnose conditions such as bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases, and a handful of tumors.  

  • Bloodwork

    At our Austin vet lab our team can run a range of specialized and common blood tests to determine your pet's health condition and to diagnose illness.

    Several of the more common veterinary blood tests we perform are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.

  • Fecal Exams

    A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be performed at our Austin vet lab.

    The primary goal of fecal exams is to detect and treat any GI infections that might be compromising your cat or dog's health and potentially the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms. 

    Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.

    Because these parasites reside in your animal’s gastrointestinal tract, they are usually hidden out of sight. The only way we can find them is with a fecal exam.

    Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.