Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies for diagnostic imaging. This allows us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Kleinpeter Veterinary Hospital, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a variety of services, from digital radiology to fecal exams and bloodwork.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your pet's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
In-House Lab & Veterinary Pharmacy in Baton Rouge
In our in-house laboratory, we run tests and get results quickly so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible.
Our Baton Rouge pet pharmacy is stocked with a variety of prescription diets and medications, allowing us to quickly obtain any medications your pet may require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing through our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab, allowing our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
We can examine your pet's internal systems with a radiograph (digital X-ray) to reveal information that isn't visible from the outside.
Radiography is a painless, non-invasive procedure. It only uses very low radiation doses. Because the amount of radiation required for radiography is so low, even pregnant women and young pets can have this procedure done.
We can run a variety of common and specialized blood tests to determine your pet's health and diagnose illness at our veterinary lab in Baton Rouge.
CBC (complete blood count), white blood count, hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile are some of the most common veterinary blood tests we perform.
Urinalysis is a critical diagnostic test that gives your veterinarian important information about your pet's urine's physical and chemical properties.
Urinalysis is primarily used to evaluate the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be useful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is crucial in diagnosing metabolic diseases like diabetes.
This is an important diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals, and it should be included in any comprehensive health assessment of your pet.
- Fecal Exams
A fecal exam is a microscopic examination of your pet's feces, which can be performed at our Baton Rouge in-house vet lab.
The ultimate goal of a fecal exam is to identify and treat any GI infections that may be threatening your pet's health, as well as your family's health. Your veterinarian can use feces to see if your pet has intestinal parasites like roundworms or hookworms.
Parasites can make pets feel uneasy and irritable, as well as lead to more serious problems. Some of them can even be passed on to humans.
These parasites are often hidden from view because they live in your pet's gastrointestinal tract. A fecal examination is the only way to detect them.
Annual fecal examines should be a vital part of every pet's routine wellness exam.
New Patients Welcome
Kleinpeter Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Baton Rouge companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.