Full In- House Laboratory
Diagnostic testing for your pet is available at Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic through our technologically advanced in house full diagnostic lab as well as our outside reference laboratory. Blood tests can check for endocrine problems, organ function, cell counts, and much more. Although most people only think of running lab tests when the patient is ill, however we also recommend routine screenings based upon age, health status, and other factors. Additional tests include biopsy, fecal exams, cytology, and urinalysis. Some results can be obtained while you wait, while others may take a few days.
Our X-ray machine generates digital images that are stored immediately and permanently to your pet’s computerized medical record. All x-ray packages include a consultation with a board certified Radiologist- this ensures we are proving your pet with the most accurate and optimal level of veterinary medical care.
Ultrasound is an advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technique that is painless and non-invasive. Ultrasound is used for the abdominal cavity to obtain detailed imaging of the stomach, liver, spleen, gall bladder, kidneys, lymph nodes, adrenal gland, and urinary bladder. It is also used for pregnancy evaluations and to diagnose heart disorders and diseases of the chest. This service is not typically offered in a general veterinary practice setting- as the cost of the machine and education to ensure that it is used properly is time consuming and expensive. At Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic- Ultrasound Services that might otherwise be referred to a specialty facility can be scheduled in advance with one of our mobile board certified veterinary Radiologists. This allows us to get an ultrasound diagnosis quicker than other veterinary practices and without the need for a referral to another hospital. This means less critical time wasted in getting a diagnosis of a life-threatening problem.
Therapeutic Companion Laser
Therapeutic lasers are used for accelerating the healing process and treating pain. It is a non-painful, non-invasive modality that treats many conditions (ie: osteoarthritis, post-surgical pain, ear disease, oral disease, and skin infections). After years of inferior laser products, we must point out that we often have to distinguish the difference between light therapy and laser therapy. For years human physicians, PT’s, and chiropractors have used what was called laser therapy on their human patients, Although “cold” lasers or low level lasers work on the same principles, they often do not have enough power to make an impact. Our laser is a newer high-powered Class IV companion therapy laser which was cleared by the FDA in 2005. Their use has grown dramatically in the past two years in human medicine, and due to their price this particular class of laser is not often offered in veterinary practices. The main benefit of higher power is the ability to deliver enough energy to reach deeper tissues.
Tens of millions of animals suffer from allergies, yet only a small fraction are ever properly diagnosed, tested, and treated. Requiring only a simple blood draw. At Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic we are proud to offer our clients and pet’s Heska allergy testing which can accurately identify offending allergens and point the way to immunotherapy treatment -- a safe, natural and proven long-term solution for pets with illness related to skin issues.
Listed above are only a few of the services we offer – and a sample of what sets us apart from other veterinary clinics. Call today to speak with one of our experienced veterinary professionals to learn more. At Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic we take pride in our dedication to the highest standards in veterinary medicine while offering state of the art diagnostics, therapeutic procedures, and specialized equipment. When it comes to veterinary care CVCC is proud to offer THE VERY BEST in veterinary medicine.