Pet Diagnostics

Diagnostics are a necessary component of veterinary care.

Hart Animal Clinic


Our veterinary team can advise you when blood work may be necessary for your pet in times of illness, during wellness appointments and before surgery to assess organ functions and overall health as well as detecting early changes. The most common tests performed are a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Biochemistry tests. Blood glucose, electrolytes, kidney and liver function, among other levels, will be represented values on the Biochemistry test, while the CBC will look for indicators of inflammation or anemia.

In some circumstances, additional focused tests like thyroid levels, other endocrine tests, or a gastrointestinal panel may be performed. There are many other test options available to help with disease diagnosis and management, and our veterinarians will go into great detail about what each test offers and what the results mean.


Modern, digital radiography is available at our facility to help with the rapid identification of a variety of conditions and illnesses. This includes orthopedic and cardiac diseases and as well as changes in abdominal organ size or shape and gastrointestinal foreign bodies or obstructions. We can also assess for pregnancy and litter size and perform radiographs for OFA assessment for breeding.


This diagnostic tool is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic imaging device that can be used to look into a pet’s body without resorting to exploratory surgery. Our veterinarians can use ultrasonography to examine the movement as well as the internal aspects of an organ rather that relying on just a two dimensional still image (radiography). We can also assess for fluid build up in the abdomen and early changes within an organ that may not yet be evident on bloodwork.