Our veterinarians in Boulder and Westminster use diagnostic tests and tools in our in-house vet labs to diagnose your pet's medical conditions and tailor treatment plans to your pet's needs.

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Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

At Boulder and Northside Emergency Pet Clinics, our teams leverage advanced tools to help diagnose your pet's medical condition. We offer a range of services at each of our clinics in Boulder and Westminster, from digital radiology to ECG (electrocardiogram). 

Radiographic imaging enables us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures. 

With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce diagnostic data about your pet's condition and offer immediate treatment options. 

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In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Boulder and Westminster

In our in-house diagnostic laboratories, we perform tests and receive results quickly, so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible. 

Our pet pharmacies in Boulder and Westminster are stocked with everything your pet may require during an emergency situation. 

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Our Diagnostic Services 

With our in-house veterinary diagnostics labs, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide a quick diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.

  • Radiography (Digital X-rays)

    We use radiographs (digital X-rays) to analyze your pet's internal systems and gather data that may be invisible from the outside. 

    Radiography uses only very low doses of radiation and is non-invasive, painless and safe. Since the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure. 

    Radiographs can be used to assess organs and bones, and to diagnose conditions including bladder stones, chronic arthritis, fractured bones, some tumors and spinal cord diseases. 

  • Ultrasound

    We're able to use diagnostic imaging to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures. 

    With ultrasound imaging, part of the body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. 

    Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, in addition to blood flowing through the blood vessels. 

    Having access to this valuable technology in our in-house labs means that your dog or cat's condition can be diagnosed quickly and treatment can start sooner. 

  • Endoscopy (Northside Only)

    An endoscope is made of a tiny camera with a light attached to the end of a flexible tube. 

    When we perform an endoscopy procedure at our Westminster clinic, a long, thin tube is inserted directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.

    Minimally invasive endoscopes can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.

  • ECG

    If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your pet may have a heart disorder, we usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG).

    This procedure can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to your pet's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.

  • Full In-House Laboratory

    At our vet labs in Boulder and Westminster we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.

    Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile. 

  • Urinalysis

    Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your pet's urine.

    Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

    This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your pet's overall health.