Our Union City veterinarians use diagnostic tests and tools in our in-house vet lab to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and create treatment plans that are tailored to your pet's specific needs.

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Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

For diagnostic imaging, we use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies. This enables us to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal organs.

We have advanced tools at Reelfoot Animal Hospital to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. From digital radiology to ultrasound and cold lasers, we provide a wide range of services.

We can quickly produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options thanks to our diagnostic imaging capabilities.

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In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Union City

In our in-house laboratory, we run tests and get results quickly so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.

Our Union City pet pharmacy is stocked with a variety of prescription diets and medications, allowing us to quickly obtain any medications your pet may require while in our care.

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Our Diagnostic Services 

We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing through our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, allowing our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.

  • Radiography (Digital X-rays)

    We can examine your pet's internal systems with a radiograph (digital x-ray) to reveal information that isn't visible from the outside.

    Radiography is a painless, non-invasive procedure. It only uses very low radiation doses. Because the amount of radiation required for radiography is so low, even pregnant women and young pets can have this procedure done.

    Broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases, and some tumors can all be diagnosed with radiographs.

  • Ultrasound

    Our team of veterinary professionals can create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures using diagnostic imaging.

    We use ultrasound imaging to produce images of the inside of the body by exposing a part of the body to high-frequency sound waves.

    We can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels because we capture ultrasound images in real-time.

    Because our veterinarians have access to this cutting-edge technology in our in-house lab, your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can begin sooner.

  • Endoscopy

    An endoscope is a flexible tube with a very small camera and a light attached to the end.

    An endoscopy is a procedure in which a long, thin tube is inserted directly into the body to examine an internal organ or tissue in greater detail.

    Minimally invasive endoscopes can be inserted into body openings such as the mouth or the anus.

  • Progesterone Testing

    We use progesterone testing to determine the best time for a female dog to breed.

    A blood sample is drawn, allowed to clot, and then spun down to extract the serum. Then, using our in-house progesterone machine, we determine the exact level and when that specific female should be re-tested.

    The entire process takes about 75 minutes.

  • Bloodwork

    We can run a variety of common and specialized blood tests to determine your pet's health and diagnose illness at our veterinary lab in Union City.

    CBC (complete blood count), WBC (white blood cell count), hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile are some of the most common veterinary blood tests we perform.

  • Urinalysis

    Urinalysis is a critical diagnostic test that gives your veterinarian important information about your pet's urine's physical and chemical properties.

    Urinalysis is primarily used to evaluate the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be useful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is crucial in diagnosing metabolic diseases like diabetes.

    This is an important diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals, and it should be included in any comprehensive health assessment of your pet.

  • Fecal Exams

    A fecal exam is a microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be performed at our Union City in-house vet lab.

    The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that may be threatening your pet's health, as well as your family's health. Your veterinarian can use feces to see if your pet has intestinal parasites like roundworms or hookworms.

    Parasites can make pets feel uneasy and irritable, as well as lead to more serious problems. Some of them can even be passed on to humans.

    These parasites are often hidden from view because they live in your pet's gastrointestinal tract. A fecal examination is the only way to detect them.

    Annual fecal examinations should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.  

  • ECG / EKG

    We usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG) if your veterinarian suspects your pet has a heart problem during a physical examination.

    This procedure is simple and quick to complete. It reveals information that could be crucial in your pet's diagnosis. In some cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to diagnose problems with the heart's chambers.

PennHIP Certified

PennHIP is a multimodal radiographic screening method for the examination of the hip joint. The procedure evaluates the quality of the canine hip and quantifies the flexibility of the canine hip joint. In terms of predicting the beginning of osteoarthritis, PennHIP is more accurate than the current standard.

Dr. Davis of Reelfoot Animal Hospital is a certified PennHIP doctor. He has extensive experience providing orthopedic care to cats and dogs from Union City and beyond.

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