When it comes to managing your pet’s ongoing health, our doctors must have the ability to look below the surface and examine what’s happening inside your pet’s body. Veterinary diagnostics allow us to quickly identify and diagnose a variety of illnesses and injuries so that we can treat them in a prompt and effective manner. The sooner we are able to uncover what’s going on with your pet’s health, the greater the chances of a positive outcome.

Ridge Lake Animal Hospital utilizes a broad spectrum of diagnostic tools to help us stay on top of the ongoing health of our patients. From routine blood work and urinalysis to digital x-ray and ultrasound imaging to on-site ECG services, we’re fully prepared and well-equipped to get to the bottom of whatever may be ailing your animal companion so we can get them back on the path to good health again as quickly as possible.


Our convenient in-house laboratory provides us with the ability to receive fast and accurate results from a wide range of diagnostic tests including serum chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, parasite testing, tests for tick-borne illness, as well as rapid tests for pancreatitis or parvovirus. Some of our tests can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, making the diagnosis of time-sensitive conditions fast and easy. For those situations in which specialized diagnostics and expert consultations are warranted, we have long standing relationships with qualified commercial veterinary laboratories that can produce speedy and accurate results.


Ultrasounds allow our doctors to get an in-depth view of your pet’s internal organs so that we can monitor their function and identify any abnormalities that may be causing problems for your companion. Ultrasounds can either be performed at our hospital by our well trained staff or, for more complicated cases, by board-certified traveling ultrasonographers with whom we have partnered. These specialists can come right to our hospital and provide this valuable service in an environment that both you and your pet are familiar and comfortable with.