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Veterinary Diagnostics in Coronado, CA

At Coronado Veterinary Hospital, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing personalized, in-depth care that ensures your pet's health is always at the forefront. Understanding the importance of early detection in treating your pet, we are equipped with the latest in veterinary diagnostics including our on-site laboratory, digital radiography, and ultrasound equipment. This technology ensures greater accuracy in diagnosing your pet and evaluating their overall health.

Is your pet due for a comprehensive checkup? Call (619) 435-6281 or click below to request an appointment!

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In-House Laboratory

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Our hospital is outfitted with laboratory technology to conduct various blood screens, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, urinalysis, and other essential tests without the need to send samples to an external lab.

Our on-site testing capabilities include:

  • Liver enzyme screening
  • Pancreatic evaluation
  • Renal (kidney) profiles
  • Complete blood counts (CBC)
  • General chemistries
  • Cytology
  • FeLV and FIV in cats
  • Parvovirus in dogs

Should your pet require tests that go beyond our in-house capabilities, we can send samples to a specialized lab. Rest assured, we'll receive the results quickly and communicate them back to you with the same level of promptness and care.

Digital Radiology (X-Rays)

Our use of radiographs, or X-rays, allows us to view the inside of your pet's body in high contrast and detail. This technology is crucial for identifying abnormalities such as skeletal fractures, joint and soft tissue damage, foreign bodies, and dental disease.

Certain procedures, like orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies, require the patient to remain perfectly still, often necessitating sedation or, in some cases, anesthesia. These processes are brief, and recovery for your pet is typically quick and comfortable.

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Ultrasound technology serves as a vital diagnostic tool, offering a real-time look inside your pet. This method is used to view the soft tissue organs and areas including the circulatory and gastrointestinal systems. Ultrasound procedures involve high-frequency sound waves that echo off the internal structures in your pet’s body. They are invaluable for examining abdominal organs and conducting echocardiograms to assess heart health. This non-invasive, painless process usually requires sedation to keep your pet still for accurate imaging.