Diagnostic Services For Your Pet


Radiology Burlington Veterinary Hospital offers x-rays for diagnosing many issues, including gastrointestinal issues, lung, heart or bladder diseases, tumors and orthopedic issues. It also allows us to count babies in a pregnant animal. X-rays are a powerful and useful tool.


Ultrasound Ultrasound is an essential diagnostic tool because it gives us a non-invasive look at your pet's internal organs, chest and abdomen without surgery or sedation. It is invaluable for making treatment decisions for various types of conditions. We perform in-house ultrasounds to:

  • Collect urine (ultrasound-guided cystocentesis)
  • Detect and evaluate bladder stone issues
  • Check for puppy viability during pregnancy
  • Check for other abdominal conditions

In most cases, the procedure is relatively brief and your pet is able to go home the very same day. Most importantly, though, an ultrasound will help us make an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition and provide information for effective treatment recommendations.

Full In-House Lab

On-Site Laboratory We all want your pet's internal organs and processes to function properly. Basic tests are needed to answer even basic questions. For example, are the kidneys and liver doing their jobs at removing waste from the blood stream? Does your pet have internal parasites?

Laboratory testing gives us a view inside your pet's body in order to assess overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. This is why we maintain an in-house laboratory and regularly test your pet during wellness exams or when we suspect your pet may have a health issue.

Generally, we can have results within 15 minutes for the following tests: Complete blood count, blood chemistry, urinalysis, electrolytes, blood clotting, microscopic examination of blood and urinalysis.

We have a strong association with outside labs for additional diagnostic testing with many results available the next day.