Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
If you're experiencing a pet emergency, you need assurance that your pet is under the care of a team backed by years of experience and that you'll receive an accurate diagnosis and answers - fast.
At Olympia Pet Emergency, we leverage advanced tools to help accurately and efficiently diagnose your pet's medical condition. You'll find a range of services here, from digital radiology to ultrasound and endoscopy.
Electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used in diagnostic imaging, allowing us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal organs and structures.
With our capabilities in diagnostic imaging, we can produce accurate diagnostic data about your pet's issue and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Vet Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Lacey
We conduct tests and get results quickly in our in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory so that we're able to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Lacey is stocked with a wide selection of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
At our in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory, we offer advanced diagnostic testing to support our vets in providing an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using a radiograph (digital X-ray), we're able to examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may not be visible from the outside.
Non-invasive radiography is safe and painless and uses very low doses of radiation. Since the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is so low, even very young pets and pregnant females can undergo this procedure.
With radiographs, we can evaluate organs and bones, and diagnose conditions including fractured bones, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, chronic arthritis, and some tumors.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the 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.
An endoscope is comprised of a very tiny camera with a light attached to the end of a flexible tube.
When we perform an endoscopy, a long, thin tube is inserted directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.
Minimally invasive endoscopes can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.
At our vet lab in Lacey, we can run many 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 (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
- 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 oral 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 can see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows your Lacey vet to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.