Diagnostic Services


Radiology Radiographs (x-rays) are extremely useful for diagnosing injuries and medical problems in your pet. X-rays are used to diagnose a number of conditions including: the location and severity of fractures; symptoms of heart disease; foreign bodies inside your pet's stomach; bladder stones and much more. To better diagnose your pet's health problems, the Animal Hospital of West Lake Forest has invested in the latest state-of-the-art x-ray technology.

Veterinary Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an important veterinary diagnostic tool. It allows us to get a good look at your pet's internal organs, chest and abdomen without surgery or sedation. It's invaluable for making treatment decisions for various types of conditions. We perform in-house ultrasounds for guided cystocentesis and basic screenings.

In most cases, the procedure is relatively brief and your pet is able to go home the very same day. Most importantly, though, an ultrasound will help us make an accurate diagnosis of your pet's health and allows us to provide you with effective treatment recommendations.

On-Site Laboratory

On-Site LaboratoryYour pet cannot tell us what is wrong, and sometimes, a physical examination does not provide a full diagnostic picture. In these cases, blood tests and other laboratory tests are used to diagnose your pet's condition and develop a treatment plan. The Animal Hospital of West Lake Forest's advanced on-site laboratory is equipped with the latest laboratory testing equipment. We are capable of processing many different laboratory values within minutes, including in-house blood chemistry tests, complete blood counts, and urinalysis tests. With fast and accurate results, your pet's treatment can often be initiated within minutes.