Diagnostic Services

Endoscopy

Endoscopy allows the doctors to look inside your pet and oftentimes prevents the need for surgical intervention.  From examining the inside of the nose to removing swallowed fish hooks, many pets that would otherwise need extensive surgery with hospitalization can do home the same day.  The doctors have extensive endoscopic equipment and the experience to use it.

Lab Tests

Here at Marathon Veterinary Hospital, we have a state-of-the-art laboratory. Whether your pet needs a simple heartworm test or a more complex diagnostic analysis, we are able to service your pet on the spot no matter what species.

Some of our lab services include:

  • Complete Blood Counts (CBC)
  • Blood Chemistry Panels
  • Electrolyte Analysis
  • Hematology Analysis
  • Cytology Analysis
  • Full Urinalysis
  • Urine Culture and Sensitivity

We also work closely with a diagnostic laboratory off-site which we use for different tests like vaccine titers, blood panels, therapeutic drug level testing and microbiology.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is the preferred method for visualizing soft tissue. Using ultrasound our veterinarians can visualize the structure of various parts of the anatomy including the abdomen, organs, glands, lymph nodes, and even suspicious masses cysts and tumors. This non-invasive method of observation can also be utilized to obtain crucial biopsies, aspirations, and fluid samples from your pet.

The images and samples obtained can aid our veterinarians in diagnosing a variety of medical conditions including heart disease, cancer, inflammatory conditions such as pancreatitis or inflammatory bowel disease, and urinary tract infections. The use of ultrasound can also provide our veterinarians with the pivotal clues they need to decide whether or not your pet may need to go to surgery.