Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use technologies that electromagnetic radiation for our diagnostic imaging procedures. This lets us produce very detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
At Legacy Animal Medical Center, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and cold lasers.
With the diagnostic imaging capabilities of our lab, we are able to produce quick and accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and your treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Liberty Lake
We are able to perform tests and get your results quickly using our in-house laboratory, so we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start their treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Liberty Lake is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using radiography, we are able to examine the internal systems and structures of your pet's body to reveal what would otherwise be hidden from our sight.
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.
Our use of diagnostic imaging lets our team of veterinary professionals craft highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Since we can capture ultrasound images in real-time, we are able to see the strictures and movements of your pet's internal organs, including their blood flowing through their blood vessels!
Having this valuable technology available to our vets in our in-house lab means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner.
At our vet lab in Liberty Lake, we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.
Urinalysis is generally used to assess the health of your pet's kidneys and urinary tract system. It can also be quite helpful, however, in detecting issues that affect other organ systems. Urinalysis is a key part of diagnosing metabolic diseases like diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.
- Cold Lasers
Cold laser therapy increases blood flow and stimulates the regrowth of cells in a non-invasive approach. Using laser energy, we are able to desensitize pain receptors, which reduces pain for your pet. There is also evidence suggesting that treatment with low-powered lasers can release the body's natural painkillers known as endorphins.
If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your pet may have a heart disorder, we usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).
This procedure can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
If your cat or dog is suffering periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line, where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-Rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's dental health.
Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet. They allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine the roots, bones, and internal anatomy of your cat or dog's teeth.
With digital X-Rays, the risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower than with traditional X-Ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Liberty Lake vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.