Cat and Dog X-ray, Ultrasound,
Endoscopy, & Lab Diagnostics
in McMurray, PA

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We offer all kinds of advanced diagnostic tools for dogs and cats here at Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic. In addition to our in-house laboratory, we are proud to have digital X-ray imaging, ultrasound, and endoscopy available for doing in-depth workups and assessments. These tools provide us with additional means of examining your pet to determine their health. Whether your pet is thriving or feeling under the weather, we can create tailored treatment plans and help them feel their best at any age.

Schedule routine testing for your pet or reach out if you suspect an illness!

Cat & Dog X-rays

Pet X-rays are essential for diagnosing internal issues like fractures, tumors, and foreign objects. This non-invasive technique uses minimal radiation to produce detailed images of bones, organs, and tissues. At Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic, our advanced X-ray technology ensures quick and accurate results, guiding effective treatment. We prioritize your pet's comfort, providing a safe and stress-free experience during the procedure.

In-House Laboratory Testing

In-house laboratory testing at our clinic allows for rapid and accurate diagnosis of various health conditions. Our advanced equipment enables us to perform blood work, urinalysis, fecal exams, parasite screens, and more, with results available within minutes. Routine lab tests help us monitor your pet's health, establish a baseline, and manage chronic conditions more efficiently. If we need to do more advanced and comprehensive testing, we can refer to external labs.

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Pet Ultrasounds

Ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize internal organs, aiding us in diagnosing potential issues in your pet. At Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic in McMurray, our state-of-the-art scanning systems provide real-time images, allowing us to accurately diagnose and treat all kinds of illnesses in pets. Common conditions warranting an ultrasound include heart conditions, abnormal blood test results, pregnancy confirmation, and unexplained weight loss or vomiting.

Ultrasounds are non-invasive and do not emit radiation, making them safe for your pet! During the procedure, we shave a small area of your pet's fur to ensure proper contact with the ultrasound equipment, and the process typically takes about 30 minutes. Results are usually available immediately, though sometimes they may be sent to a radiologist for further consultation.

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Endoscopy & Colonoscopy

Endoscopy is just one of many advanced tools we use at our animal hospital. An endoscope is a narrow tool with a light and camera, providing visual access to your pet's internal organs without exploratory surgery. Your pet receives general anesthesia for this procedure, and the scope sends live video to a monitor, aiding in diagnosis and treatment. We use endoscopy to examine the esophagus, stomach, gastrointestinal system, and intestines, detecting issues like swelling, foreign objects, blockages, certain cancers, and ulcers.

Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic is the only hospital in the area offering colonoscopy services. This procedure allows us to examine the colon for conditions not visible through other methods. Symptoms warranting an endoscopy or colonoscopy include abdominal pain, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, and digestive issues.

veterinarians using pet diagnostic tool