York Animal Hospital Diagnostic Services

Digital Radiology

Radiographs, also known as X-rays, are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. X-rays are useful in examining your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. An X-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect tumors, help with the diagnosis of heartworm disease or locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet's intestine or stomach.

To provide you with the highest quality veterinary care for your pet, York Animal Hospital has invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine. There are many important advantages to digital X-rays:

  • They are immediately able to be viewed on a computer monitor.
  • The clear, detailed images can be manipulated to get a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs, leading to a faster and more accurate diagnosis.
  • They take less time to process, which means less time for your pet on the X-ray table (and less stress), and less waiting time for you.
  • No harsh chemicals are needed to develop the images, reducing potential harm to our staff and the environment.
  • If a second opinion is necessary, digital X-rays can be sent by email to a specialist.

The investment in digital X-ray technology reflects the hospital's commitment to offer you and your pet the best, most comprehensive healthcare available.

In-House Laboratory

Performing preventative medicine as well as diagnosing emergent internal health issues requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces, and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to precise laboratory test results—blood testing, biopsies, microscopic examinations, bacterial culture sensitivity, and more—it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health.

We have a complete in-house laboratory capable of performing studies for infectious disease, parasites, blood chemistries, urinalysis, and reproductive testing. In many cases, our sophisticated instruments and diagnostic capabilities allow us to receive results within minutes.

York Animal Hospital also partners with an area veterinary specialty lab in order to extend our diagnostic capabilities.