We are pleased to offer onsite diagnostic services for most species at Mayerthorpe Veterinary Services.
Samples can be collected and analyzed in clinic, usually within 30 minutes. This allows for pre-anesthetic blood evaluations prior to surgery as well as swift diagnosis of medical conditions at the time of initial examination. Bloodwork is available for dogs, cats, horses, cattle, small ruminants, and some pocket pets.
We are able to quickly and efficiently diagnose urinary issues using our in house urine analyzer. Our veterinary technologists are also trained to interpret urine samples and together with our veterinarians assess for conditions such as urinary tract infections, urinary crystals and bladder stones, and cystitis (inflammation of the bladder). This allows us to often initiate treatment at the time of your pet's examination.
Digital radiographs provide superior image quality, which enhances diagnostic potential. Our team is able to take in-clinic radiographs that allow us to make quick and accurate diagnoses of conditions such as fractures, intestinal blockage or GDV (bloat, twisted stomach), congestive heart failure, cruciate injuries, and arthritis. We also offer pregnancy diagnosis/puppy counts and OFA radiographs for breeding candidates.
We are pleased to announce that we now offer in-clinic digital x-ray for our large animal patients. This allows us to better diagnose fractures, arthritis, laminitis (founder), and other orthopedic conditions in the lower limbs of cattle, horses, and small ruminants.
Ultrasound can enable us to obtain urine and fluid samples more safely, evaluate internal organs, and assess pregnancies not yet detectable on x-rays. It also aids us in diagnosing critical conditions such as internal masses, intestinal blockages, and traumatic injuries. In more complicated cases where advanced ultrasonography is required, we offer referral to VCA-Guardian Veterinary Centre, Pulse Veterinary Centre, and FVS Imaging in Edmonton.
We also offer ultrasound-based pregnancy diagnosis for cattle (on farm for herds, in clinic for small numbers) and horses (in clinic).