Diagnostic Services For Pets


Lake Geneva Animal Hospital features a wide range of the latest diagnostic tools for your pet’s welfare.  We strive to use state-of-the-art equipment to manage cases quickley and efficiently. 

LABORATORY SERVICES

At Lake Geneva Animal Hospital we use both in-house and outside laboratories.  Our in-house lab allows us to run the vast majority of samples immediately after collection.  Sick animals benefit greatly from this quick turn-around allowing faster diagnosis and more accurate treatment.  Our technicians and veterinarians are highly trained to prepare and evaluate a wide variety of laboratory tests.  Any labwork that cannot be done in-house is picked up that night by a courier, taken to a reference laboratory, and most results are faxed the next day.

In-house labaratory testing available includes:

  • Bloodwork (CBC, blood chemistry, and electrolytes)
  • Heartworm, Lyme disease, ehrlichia, and anaplasmosis screening
  • FeLV and FIV screening
  • Fecal analysis
  • Urinalysis with IDEXX SediVue anaylzer
  • Ear and skin cytologies
  • Ocular cytologies
  • Mass/tumor cytology
  • Abdominal and thoracic fluid anaysis

DIGITAL ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound has become an invaluable tool in the veterinary field.  It is painless and noninvasive which allows us to look at the various organs throughout the body.  Cancers, gastrointestinal foreign bodies, bladder stones, and cardiac disease are often diagnose with this technology.  Lake Geneva Animal Hospital uses a state of the art digital system that provides great detail and allows for image storage.  

We utilize our ultrasound every day for:
  • Echocardiograms (heart evaluation)
  • Abdominal organ evaluation
  • Abdominal and thoracic fluid collection
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies and urine collection

DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY

Lake Geneva Animal Hospital uses digital radiography to quickly attain highly detailed images. The system uses no x-ray film like in the past. This has been a huge leap forward in x-ray technology with images that are much clearer than anything before.  Because the images are produced almost instantaneously, your pet also spends less time in the radiology room.  The images can be enlarged and manipulated to see great detail as well as instantly sent to other veterinarians for consultation or directly to the client.  In addition, the system no longer uses the harsh chemicals and silver of film x-rays and is much safer for the environment

Proliferative bone lesion on the ankle of a dog. This was found to be a form of bone cancer that was treated at Lake Geneva Animal Hospital with surgery and chemotherapy.