Effective treatment starts with accurate, convenient diagnostics for pets in Oakleaf Plantation, FL

We are here for your pet with diagnostics that you can trust. Regardless of whether you are visiting us during a regular wellness exam or a specific concern has brought you and your pet to us. Comprehensive in-house capabilities allow primary veterinarian Dr. James Gillen at Orange Park Animal Hospital at Oakleaf to assess your pet’s vitals quickly and conveniently. As a result, we can get to the bottom of alarming or acute symptoms when moments matter. 

With these insights into your dog’s or cat’s health in hand, we can recommend therapies that resolve the condition promptly and effectively. The earlier we can intervene in the disease process, the better the odds that we will successfully and non-traumatically treat your pet. So, you can enjoy many more happy, healthy years with them!

Onsite lab 

By having a broad range of capabilities in-house, you have peace of mind. In addition, there is continuity of care. No stone will be left unturned when diagnosing your pet and when building treatment around what we find. Our hospital in Oakleaf Plantation, FL, is pleased to provide a glimpse into a few of the tests that may be ordered to give us ongoing insights into the health of your pet or to determine the cause of health changes: 

  • Complete blood count (CBC) – Blood work that measures the quantity and “quality” (functionality) of white and red blood cells and platelets
  • Urinalysis and stool samples – We will evaluate urine and fecal matter to identify the presence of harmful organisms such as parasites. 
  • Endocrine tests – Our analysis may bring to light hormonal issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life. 
  • Electrolyte testing – The proper balance compounds like sodium and potassium play a critical role in everything from proper heart contraction to nerve conduction. Our findings from this analysis can help us restore a healthy balance and inform our diagnosis further.

We may also assess the function of the liver, kidney, pancreas, and other organs via a chemistry profile. This testing measures enzymes in the blood. 

Additionally, we offer several advanced technologies that support the safest, more accurate, gentle, and efficient way to diagnose your pet and get him or her one step closer to thriving again. These technologies include digital x-rays, which render very clear images and are associated with less radiation exposure than conventional radiography. Our pet patients can also benefit from ultrasound as a way to non-invasively, painlessly, conveniently, and economically provide information on “what’s inside” – from suspicious masses to foreign bodies to fluid build-up. It’s particularly useful to rule out potential diagnoses like bladder stones, UTIs and to obtain small biopsies of organs or masses. 

In-house diagnostic capabilities are one of the key ways that we stand out from the pack. Contact us today to schedule your pet’s next exam.