At our animal hospital in Medina, we regularly utilize our in-house pet diagnostics equipment to better understand and assess your pet’s internal health. Using laboratory work, ultrasound and X-ray, we can dive deeper and see all the layers of your pet from nose to tail and everything in between. While most of our testing is done in-house, we work with specialists in external labs who we refer to for specialized cases.

Pet Diagnostics

Our Diagnostic Capabilities

We have a full in-house lab where we can perform a number of tests and analyses that help us better understand your pet’s overall health. We use our equipment habitually before every surgery to ensure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. Additionally, routine bloodwork is a part of annual wellness exams. We can also perform regular fecal tests to check for parasites, and urinalysis to determine key information about kidney function, glucose levels that could signal diabetes, or other internal issues. Furthermore, cytology, or skin cell scans are performed in house if your pet presents with dermatological issues.

X-Ray and Ultrasound

Radiology and ultrasonography give us a window into your pet’s inner workings. Both have immense value—x-ray gives us a detailed, static image of your pet’s body while ultrasound lets us see the organs, joints and other moving parts in motion.


Everyone knows radiographs are used to diagnose fractures and breaks, but they can be used for a whole lot more. An x-ray can help diagnose:

  • Trouble breathing or an unexplained cough
  • A site of trauma
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart problems
  • Dental issues
  • And many other internal issues


Equally important, ultrasound helps determine if deeper problems may be causing your pet’s illness. Ultrasonography can help diagnose:

  • Kidney stones or bladder stones
  • Abdominal pain
  • Enlarged abdomen
  • Foreign body location
  • Pancreatitis
  • And much more
Pet Diagnostics

Interested in learning more about what pet diagnostics can do for your pet? Call us today or stop in to make an appointment!


Akron-Medina Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort

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