Fast Testing & Precise Diagnoses
Our Hoquiam veterinarians use diagnostic tests and tools in our in-house vet lab to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and customize treatment plans to your pet's needs. Our vet pharmacy means that your pet's treatment can begin right away.
Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
The advanced diagnostic imaging technology in our on-site veterinary diagnostic lab allows us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Raintree Veterinary Center, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your dog or cat's medical issues. Our dedicated team offers a variety of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound and cold lasers.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
On-Site Vet Lab & Vet Pharmacy in Hoquiam
Our in-house veterinary diagnostic lab allows us to thoroughly investigate your pet's symptoms and provide you with a quick and accurate diagnosis.
Our vet pharmacy in Hoquiam is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while under the care of our vets.
Our Diagnostic Services
At Raintree Veterinary Center our advanced diagnostic technology provides our vets with the tools they need to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues without long delays.
- 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.
Digital X-Rays are safe, painless and non-invasive. They use 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.
Digital X-Ray images can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
- Dental Digital Radiology
For cats and dogs suffering from periodontal disease, much of the damage is hidden below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. That's why we use digital dental X-Rays to determine the state of your pet’s oral health. Digital X-Rays are safer for your pet and allow our team of veterinary professionals to see the bones, roots and internal anatomy of your dog or cat's teeth.
The risk of radiation exposure for your pet is significantly lower with digital X-Rays than traditional X-Ray technology and makes it possible for us to see below the surface of your pet’s gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our Hoquiam team of veterinary professionals to create detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose a part of your pet's body to high-frequency sound waves in order 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.
- Cold Lasers
Cold laser therapy uses a low-intensity laser or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to help relieve pain, stimulate and enhance cell function, increase blood flow and improve healing.
Several conditions have been shown to improve with the use of cold laser therapy including muscle and joint pain, arthritis symptoms, and muscle spasms.
- EKG / ECG
An EKG also known as an ECG or electrocardiogram is a non-invasive test that allows your vet to directly evaluate how your dog or cat's anatomy and heart are functioning.
When your pet’s heart beats an electrical impulse is generated which is known as the pacemaker. This impulse passes through the heart and can be traced on an ECG recording.
- Bloodwork, Fecal Exams & Urinalysis
At our vet lab in Hoquiam we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common blood tests our vets do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC, hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
A fecal exam is the microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be done at our in-house vet lab in Hoquiam.
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.
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.