Animal Doctor provides many in-house diagnostics for your pet’s care. We accept referrals and provide second opinions.

Description: Diagnostics are tests performed either within the clinic or outside the clinic. Diagnostics are often used to help diagnose a sick pet, used as a part of preventative testing, or used before, during, and after procedures and surgeries completed within the clinic. We also use diagnostics to monitor a pet’s response to treatments.

Animal Doctor Diagnostics available within the clinic:

Fecal Testing:

  • Fecal floatation to check for intestinal parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms.
  • Fecal direct to further check for intestinal parasites, Giardia, and intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Fecal cytology to check for intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
  • Parvovirus fecal testing

Urine Testing:

  • Urinalysis and cytology to check for infections, crystals, and kidney function.

Blood Testing: 

  • Chemistry panels to check organ function and check for dehydration.
  • Thyroid and cholesterol testing
  • Glucose level
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) to check for anemias, infection, inflammation, and platelets.
  • Heartworm and tick disease testing
  • Viral testing (Feline Leukemia, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)

Ear and Skin Testing:

  • Ear swab cytology to diagnose ear infections.
  • Ear mite checks
  • Skin cytology to diagnose skin infections, masses, and fungal infections.
  • Skin scraping to check for mites such as Demodex and Sarcoptic


  • Digital radiography (both whole body and dental)
  • Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) to evaluate cardiac function and physiology.
  • Endoscopy (a camera that can view the esophagus, stomach, part of the small intestine, and sometimes the nostrils/sinuses if a large enough patient).


  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) digital microscope used to test fecal, urine, and blood samples, as well as ear and skin cytology samples and aspirates from masses found on your pet.
Animal Doctor Diagnostics
Animal Doctor Diagnostics
Animal Doctor Diagnostics

Animal Doctor Diagnostics available outside the clinic:

Cultures: samples of tissue, masses, crust, and urine can be sent to an outside laboratory to check for bacterial infection.

Histopathology: samples of tissue are sent for diagnosis of surgically excised masses (benign or malignant), skin / tissue biopsies or whole organs (such as spleen or kidney).

More In Depth Testing of blood, urine, stool, or tissue samples or organs to aid in diagnosis of many chronic and acute, life-threatening, and benign conditions found in pets.

Urolith analysis (bladder stones)

Serum allergy testing (food and environmental)