Veterinary Laboratory & Diagnostics in Huntersville
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville, our veterinarians and board-certified specialists employ in-house diagnostic testing to produce the most accurate diagnoses of medical conditions and tailored treatment plans for the unique needs of your pet.
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
Using electromagnetic radiation and other technologies, diagnostic imaging produces highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
Our hospital uses cutting-edge tools and technology to help provide accurate diagnoses of the medical issues that your pet may have.
At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville, our diagnostic imaging capabilities promote more immediate treatment options and allow us to share information quickly with your primary care veterinarian.
On-Site Laboratory & Pharmacy
Our in-house lab enables us to perform necessary testing and receive results quickly so we are able to diagnose your pet's symptoms accurately and start treatment sooner. Stocked with a wide range of medications and prescription diets, our pharmacy allows us quick and easy access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
Our facility at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville offers advanced diagnostics, including a CT scanner and ultrasound.
The use of these tools allows our specialists and veterinarians to accurately diagnose your pet's medical condition.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
A digital x-ray, or radiograph, is a special type of photograph that allows us to see inside your pet's body. This can reveal information that is not apparent from the outside.
A safe, painless, non-invasive procedure, radiography uses only very low doses of radiation. These low levels of radiation exposure allow for even pregnant females and very young pets to undergo radiography.
Radiographs are useful for evaluating bones and organ structures as well as diagnosing conditions related to the bladder (such as bladder stones), broken bones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves applied to a region of the body to produce pictures of the inside.
As ultrasound images are captured immediately, the structure and movement of the body's internal organs and blood flow through blood vessels are visible.
- CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
A CT scanner is a non-invasive, advanced diagnostic machine that permits our specialists to see the internal anatomy of a pet with the production of highly detailed cross-sectional images.
Commonly used for planning surgery, diagnosing diseases, and early detection and treatment of cancer, CT scans help our veterinarians and specialists efficiently and accurately care for your pets.
An endoscope consists of a tiny camera and light attached to the end of a flexible tube.
Endoscopic procedures involve the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body to observe and monitor internal organs or tissues in detail.
The use of an endoscope is minimally-invasive as it can be inserted into body cavities such as the mouth or anus.