Fast Testing & Precise Diagnoses
At Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital, our Ypsilanti veterinary team uses our in-house diagnostic lab in order to diagnose and create treatment plans for your pet's medical conditions and their unique needs.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We use electromagnetic radiations technologies in order to conduct our diagnostic imaging. This allows our veterinarians to create images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
At Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a services at our diagnostic lab including digital and dental radiography services.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Pharmacy
We are able top perform tests and get results quickly and efficiently in our in-house laboratory in order to diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacy in Ypsilanti 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 laboratory, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostics to allow our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
Using a radiograph (digital x-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
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.
At Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital we also use radiography as part of our dental services. We take clear pictures of your pet's teeth and jaw using this technology, just like at your dentist's office, to keep tabs on your pet's oral health.
- Blood Testing
We are able to conduct blood testing in our in-house lab in order to produce important diagnostic information about your pet's hydration, detect inflammation and heart diseases and inform us about your pet's blood sugar levels as well as kidney and liver function.
With this information, we can make diagnoses based on the levels of certain cells in your pet's blood alongside a number different factors, painting a picture of your companion's internal functions which aren't otherwise detectable.
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 primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as 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.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Ypsilanti.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that could be compromising your pet's health and even the health of your family. Fecals allow your vet to determine if your pet has intestinal parasites such as roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets uncomfortable, irritable, and lead to more serious conditions. Some can even be transmitted to humans.
Since these parasites live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract, they are often hidden from view. The only way to detect them is with a fecal exam.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
Caring for Pets in Ypsilanti
Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.