Pets can’t say where they hurt or how they’re feeling. But whether they are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed or under the weather, it makes a big difference to know as much as possible about their current health. Our Port St. Lucie animal hospital uses a variety of testing methods to see what’s happening inside your pet, and to help us find a better treatment plan that aligns with their needs.
We Have Our Own Laboratory
Because we're able to provide 24/7 emergency care, we have many testing options available through our in-house lab. We can run comprehensive blood tests, urine tests, and parasite screens, and get results in minutes; not hours. For health emergencies, general wellness checkups, and everything in between, our pet diagnostics lab is a valuable tool.
Digital X-ray Gives Us a Clearer Picture
X-ray is the best way to get a visual of your pet’s bones and joints. At the Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County, we use digital X-ray technology to produce the highest-quality X-ray images in a shorter amount of time, and with far less radiation. This not only benefits our team; it also benefits your pet! We don’t need to spend a lot of time repositioning your pet and holding them in place for too long. They’ll be back at your side in no time.
Ultrasound: Seeing Below the Surface
When we need to assess how your pet’s internal organs are functioning, ultrasound is the best choice for the job. Sound waves bounce off of the soft tissues, creating echoes that our ultrasound machine can convert into a moving image. This gives us a real-time visual of your pet’s organs—their size, shape, blood supply, and overall function.