Veterinary Laboratory & Diagnostics
State-of-the-Art Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
At Veterinary Medical And Surgical Group–OC (VMSG-OC) in Orange County, our veterinarians and board-certified specialists use in-house vet diagnostic tests and tools to provide the most accurate diagnosis of medical conditions and tailor treatment plans to the needs of your pet.
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
Diagnostic imaging is the use of electromagnetic radiation and other technologies to produce highly detailed images of the internal structures of your pet's body.
At Veterinary Medical And Surgical Group–OC (VMSG-OC) in Orange County, we use the most advanced tools available to help provide an accurate veterinary diagnosis of your pets’ medical issues.
Our diagnostic imaging capabilities allow us to provide more immediate treatment options, and to share information with your primary care veterinarian in the most time-efficient manner.
In-House Vet Lab & Pharmacy
Our in-house veterinary laboratory allows us to perform tests and get results quickly so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible. Our pharmacy is stocked with a range of medications and prescription diets, giving us quick access to any medications your pets may need while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
At Veterinary Medical And Surgical Group–OC (VMSG-OC) in Orange County, we are pleased to offer advanced vet diagnostics including CT scans and ultrasound.
These diagnostic tools to allow our veterinarians and board-certified specialists to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pets’ medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
A radiograph, or digital x-ray, is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernible from the outside.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs and diagnose conditions including bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
- CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
A CT scanner is an advanced, non-invasive diagnostic scanner that allows our specialists to view the internal anatomy of a pet by producing highly detailed cross-sectional images.
CT scans are commonly used for planning surgery, diagnosing diseases and the early detection and treatment of cancer.
An endoscope is made up of a very tiny camera and light affixed to the end of a flexible tube.
An endoscopy is the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.
Endoscopes are minimally invasive and can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.