Veterinary Laboratory & Diagnostics in Winston-Salem
State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Services
At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Winston-Salem, our board-certified specialists and veterinarians use in-house diagnostic tests and tools to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and customize treatment plans to their needs.
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
In diagnostic imaging, electro-magnetic radiation and other technologies are used to generate extremely detailed images of the internal structures of your pet's body.
At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Winston-Salem, we have access to advanced tools that help us identify your pet's medical issues and provide an accurate and definitive diagnosis.
Diagnostic imaging capabilities help us provide more time-sensitive treatment options, and to efficiently share data with your primary care veterinarian. Your primary care veterinarian may also send us referrals for outpatient ultrasounds
In-House Lab & Pharmacy
We conduct tests and collect results quickly in our in-house laboratory, so that we're able to diagnose your pet's symptoms and begin treatment as soon as possible. At our pharmacy, we have a range of prescription diets and medications on hand, giving us immediate access to any medications your pet may require while he or she is with us.
Our Diagnostic Services
At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Winston-Salem, our advanced diagnostic tools include a MRI, ultrasound and CT scan.
These technologies help our veterinarians and specialists accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
Also known as a digital x-ray, a radiograph is a kind of photograph that can inspect the inside of your pet's body to discover information that we may not be able to see from the outside.
A completely non-invasive, painless, and safe tool, radiography uses very low levels of radiation, so even young pets and pregnant females are able to have a radiograph done.
Radiographs may be used to check organs and bones, and to diagnose certain conditions including spinal cord diseases, broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, and some tumors.
During an ultrasound, part of your pet's body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves to generate pictures of the inside of the body.
Ultrasound images are captured in real-time and reveal the movement and structure of the body's internal organs, in addition to blood flowing through blood vessels.
- CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
This non-invasive, advanced diagnostic machine helps our specialists observe your pet's internal anatomy by producing extremely detailed cross-sectional images.
CT scans are often used in the process of planning surgeries and diagnosing diseases. They also help us detect and treat cancer early.
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, and other internal body structures.
The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed.
An endoscope is made of a small camera and light attached to the end of a flexible tube.
During an endoscopy, a long, thin tube is inserted directly into the body to see tissue or an internal organ up close.
Endoscopes are minimally invasive and can be put into openings of the body, including the mouth or anus.