Rockville MD’s Solution for Diagnosing Pet Health Issues

When Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic’s fully equipped lab runs diagnostic tests on your pet, we check blood to determine the health of various elements of the body, including:

  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Pancreas
  • Thyroid
  • Protein levels
  • Electrolytes
  • Red blood cells
  • White blood cells
  • Platelets
  • Clotting times

Information from the tests helps our veterinarians diagnose problems in your pet accurately. For example, a high red blood cell count can indicate dehydration while a low count can be a sign of anemia. A high, white blood cell count could be caused by inflammation, stress, or leukemia.

We can also check your pet’s urine to measure kidney function. This can help uncover infection, diabetes, and other conditions.
Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic can test for other ailments as well. These ailments include:

  • Parasites in the small intestine (this can cause diarrhea)
  • Heartworm
  • Diseases from ticks, including Lyme disease
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Our lab has the equipment needed to conduct a variety of tests on-site, including X-rays and ultrasound. For more information on these tests, visit our page on imaging.

If necessary, our veterinarians also have all the necessary resources for performing surgery on your pet. We are committed to using the best and safest practices in veterinary science, and our staff will ensure your pet’s comfort throughout the entire process.

Rockville MD Veterinary Imaging

At Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic, our lab has the equipment needed to perform a variety of medical imaging procedures, enabling us to better diagnose and treat your pet’s injuries and illnesses.
These procedures are part of the branch of medicine known as radiology. They include:

  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy