Our veterinarians in Tazewell County use diagnostic tests and tools in our in-house lab to accurately diagnose your pet's medical conditions and tailor treatment plans to your pet's needs.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
Electromagnetic radiation and other technologies are used in diagnostic imaging to produce extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Pekin Veterinary Clinic, we have advanced tools and technologies at our disposal to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We offer a range of services, from digital radiology to ultrasound, surgical lasers, and cold lasers.
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can offer more immediate treatment options and share information with you efficiently.
In-House Lab & Pharmacy
We perform tests and get results quickly in our in-house laboratory, so your pet's symptoms can be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Our pharmacy is stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us quick access to any medications your pet may require while in our care.
Tools & Technology
With our in-house laboratory, we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostics to allow our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
We can use a radiograph (digital x-ray) to examine your pet's internal structures to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is a safe, painless, and non-invasive procedure. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because this level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is so low, even pregnant females and very young pets are able to undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including chronic arthritis, spinal cord diseases, bladder stones, broken bones, and some tumors.
With ultrasound imaging, part of the body is exposed to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the interior of the body.
Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the vessels.
- Surgical Lasers
With surgical lasers, we're able to perform minimally invasive surgeries for increased precision when making incisions. Surgical lasers offer many benefits, including reduced pain and swelling, and little no hemorrhaging.
- Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy is a pain-free and drug-free therapeutic treatment that we use to treat pain and inflammation in dogs and cats.
This non-surgical therapy can be performed in conjunction with other treatments. It speeds the healing process, enhances circulation and has no negative side effects.
An endoscope is made up of a very tiny camera and light affixed to the end of a flexible tube.
An endoscopy is the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail.
Endoscopes are minimally invasive and can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.
- Digital Dental Radiology
Digital dental x-rays capture high-quality images of your pet's teeth and oral cavity. These images are then immediately available on a computer system.
With digital x-ray machines, we're able to get better resolution and contrast in our x-rays. The software also provides further diagnostic value as veterinarians can manipulate the images as needed. This technology also significantly reduces exposure to radiation, making it safer for your pet.
With digital dental x-rays, we're able to provide more accurate diagnoses and the most effective treatment for any oral conditions.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a medical test that detects cardiac (heart) abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity generated by the heart as it contracts. When needed, a board-certified cardiologist is able to perform an ECG of your pet's heart.
Tonovet is the tool that accurately measures the IOP (intraocular pressure) on animal patients. It is painless and therefore creates no anxiety.
This is used to evaluate glaucoma and uveitis in our patients with eye conditions.
- Bair Hugger
The Bair Hugger is a specialized blanket that is used on our anesthetic patients to help maintain their body temperature throughout their procedure.