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On-Site Diagnostics Provide Fast Results

When your pet has an injury or is showing signs of illness, you want answers fast. Surfside Animal Hospital has a full in-house laboratory, plus digital radiography equipment, so we can diagnose your pet’s condition as quickly as possible.

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In-House Laboratory

Surfside Animal Hospital is proud to offer pet families the advantages of our in-house lab. Your Surfside Animal Hospital veterinarian may suggest blood, urine, or fecal testing to check for underlying conditions or parasites that may be impacting your pet’s health. We can process these tests in-house, giving us faster results, so we can begin creating a treatment plan as soon as possible.

Examples of our diagnostic testing capabilities include:

  • Stool and urine samples
  • 8-minute heartworm testing
  • 15-minute results for blood panels
  • 10-minute parvo testing
  • Biopsies
  • APTT/PT reader to check clotting times

Digital X-Rays

There are many advantages to digital x-rays, both to you and your pet. Digital radiography offers much clearer images, and your pet won’t be exposed to as much harmful radiation. We can also easily enlarge the images to take a closer look at a particular area without ordering additional x-rays, and we can transmit the images electronically if we need to consult with an outside specialist. The process is much faster, and the images can be viewed immediately, resulting in less wait time for you and less stress for your pet.

Digital radiography can help us diagnose a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Diseases affecting the organs
  • Tumors
  • Bladder stones
  • Broken bones
  • Some spinal cord diseases
  • Tooth decay


We work closely with a mobile ultrasonographer who will come to our clinic to perform ultrasounds, eliminating the need for our pet patients to go elsewhere for this valuable diagnostic service.

We're happy to answer any questions you might have about our diagnostic capabilities. Please contract us anytime.