AM/PM Animal Hospital

Veterinary Diagnostics & Laboratory in Austin, TX

With diagnostic care, we're looking to determine (diagnose) and treat a health issue. It may involve a specific symptom or group of symptoms, or risk factors that have popped up. We do this using labs and other testing modalities, all available in-house for quick analysis and planning.

X-Ray

AM/PM Animal Hospital - Pet X-Rays

We provide Digital radiology, which is the new x-ray method. Digital x-rays allows us to get answers fast to better diagnose your pet, while reducing radiation exposure by 80% compared to traditional films. This means it can help safely diagnose your pet by allowing us to look at bones, joints, organs, teeth, and sometimes soft tissue.

There are many benefits to digital x-ray over conventional x-ray including:

  • Images are more accurate and produce highly detailed images
  • Reduces amount of retakes which cuts down on stress to your pet
  • Results can be stored and sent easily between yourself and other veterinarians
  • Provides a greener option, as it does not require film or toxic chemicals that can leach into the environment if not disposed of properly

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that assists veterinary professionals in seeing the inner workings of the body. The technique for gathering ultrasounds is non-invasive and pain-free and your pet can be awake and alert the entire time. This form of radiography can provide different information than x-rays, because ultrasounds utilize sounds waves instead of x-ray waves to create images.

They are helpful for diagnosing or investigating conditions such as:

  • Foreign body ingestion or obstructions
  • Abdominal masses, such as cysts or tumors
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy
  • Heart conditions

In-House Laboratory

AM/PM Animal Hospital - In House Laboratory

At AM/PM Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to providing accurate, timely, and technologically-advanced diagnostic services. For your convenience, we have our own in-house laboratory for routine testing. When your pet is sick, the faster a diagnosis is determined, the faster they can receive treatment. Some routine tests may be interpreted in as little as 15 minutes!

Here are some of the services we provide through our in-house laboratory:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most common blood tests issued in veterinary medicine. It can provide a wealth of information about your pet’s health because it informs us of the levels of cell types in the blood. This can be helpful for diagnosing conditions such as anemia, infection, inflammation, and more.
  • Blood chemistry profiles are another common set of tests, which work together to achieve a depiction of different chemical aspects within your pet’s blood as well as your pet’s liver values. It can help to diagnose issues such as diabetes or kidney dysfunction.
  • Electrolyte levels measure the levels of electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, and phosphorus for insight into issues such as dehydration and metabolism. Electrolytes are vital salts needed for organ function.
  • Urinalysis is used to measure the function of the urinary tract and kidneys. For older cats, who often have disorders of the kidneys, this test is considered routine. Urinalysis can also be a helpful tool for diagnosing and/or monitoring diabetes.

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Located in the South Lamar neighborhood in South Austin. Directly off of US-290 between Bluebonnet and Oltorf.

Phone: 512-448-2676

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