Rose-Rich Veterinary Clinic offers a variety of
diagnostic services that enhance medical diagnosis
and treatment. These include in-house and referral
laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging—ultrasound
We run heartworm test in our in house lab as a
part of your pets yearly wellness visit and in cases
where a heartworm infection is suspected.
Heartworms are a dangerous but completely
preventable problem. Heartworm disease is caused by
the parasite Dirofilaria immitis. The only
known vector is the mosquito who bites an infected
animal and then transmits the larvae through a bite
to your pet. The larvae mature and migrate to the
heart and other important organs in the body. Left
untreated, heartworms can become fatal.
Fecal/ Stool Test
A fecal is performed to screen your pet for
intestinal parasites on a yearly basis. This aids in
early detection and prompt treatment of any parasite
infection. A fecal will not detect tapeworm unless
visible in the stool or on the pet. Tapeworms can
appear as a long flat worm or little segments that
look like flat rice. If you have seen this at home
please report to the doctor during the pet’s
Wellness baseline blood test
Most veterinary practices offer bloodwork and
urinalysis as a part of their routine screening for
older patients. Bloodwork is a very important tool
in diagnosing sick patients. It is the
veterinarian’s first and most informative tool in
evaluating patients. It is an internal view of your
pets overall health. Depending on the results of the
initial bloodwork, other diagnostic tests may be
warranted to fully diagnose the extent or the cause
of any abnormal findings.
Most blood work is performed in-hospital, but some
tests may be performed at an outside laboratory.
An evaluation for health or illness sometimes
includes a urinalysis. Urinalysis results can give
an idea of hydration and kidney function; it can
also indicate inflammation or infections in the
urinary tract. ‘Normal’ results help determine
health or exclude certain diseases.
A urinalysis is indicated for evaluating pets with
urinary abnormalities such as increased urine
production, increased urinary frequency, straining
to urinate, bloody urine or abnormal color to the
This test can also be helpful in cases of
unexplained fever, loss of appetite or weight loss.
We now have a new Digital X-Ray system. Digital
X-Ray is a higher quality X-Ray image. We can send
the image electronically to a specialist if needed.
We are able to zoom in on areas of interest which
can help us diagnose problems with a higher degree
of accuracy. We also have the ability to view the
images in any of our exam rooms.
or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique
similar to radiography. With an ultrasound we can
get a more in-depth look at your pet’s heart,
kidneys, liver, gallbladder etc. It can also be used
to determine pregnancy. Ultrasound can also detect
fluid, cyst, tumors or abscesses that we may not see